ADHD in Adults

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While the cause of adult deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is not completely known, experts agree that symptoms of the disorder are carried forth from childhood. Unfortunately, these symptoms are manifested more precariously in an adult world. If you face the prospect of having ADHD, you should be aware that your condition can be managed to help improve the quality of your life. Having years of experience working with clients who are struggling with symptoms of ADHD I draw from my work as a cognitive behavioral therapist and through positive guidance clients learn proper methods for handling disruptive and impulsive behaviors.

Symptoms of ADHD often vary from person to person. However, the following are some of the most common indicators of this affliction:

  • Inability to focus and concentrate
  • Lack of organization
  • Poor listening and comprehension skills
  • Lack of emotional control, leading to angry outbursts
  • Lack of understanding the emotional needs of others
  • Easily distracted leading to difficulty completing jobs
  • Difficulty following instructions
  • Forgetfulness
  • Procrastination
  • Restlessness
  • Inability to prioritize tasks in order of importance

The responsibilities of adulthood to include studying for a career, working full time, getting married and raising a family are difficult enough without the added pressure of ADHD taking a toll on your life. Many ADHD clients find themselves feeling inadequate in managing an adult lifestyle and fall prey to emotional frustration, depression, anxiety and shame.

As a licensed professional counselor and cognitive behavioral therapist, I have had ample experience helping ADHD patients combat this affliction and come out on top. Through counseling and therapy, I can help to bring out positive aspects of your condition and show you how to use these aspects to your advantage. Your lack of organization and concentration skills, for example, may be offset by greater creativity or spontaneity. Discovering and focusing on your strengths can help minimize the negative aspects of your condition and help you live a more productive and satisfying life.