Attention deficit disorder (ADD) is a chronic inability to focus or pay attention, particularly at work or school, and it is sometimes perceived as a physical impairment such as laziness, depression or a learning disability.
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is an inability to control behavior resulting in chronic restlessness, irritability, over or hyperactivity and an unwillingness to delay gratification.
Both ADD and ADHD are often first identified in childhood as a result of a changes in academic performance, classroom behavior, and social interactions with friends and family. Over 50% of children with ADD or ADHD continue to exhibit symptoms as adults. As adults, persons with ADD or ADHD may struggle with basic tasks such as organization and time management or more serious issues like depression or anxiety. As a result, they may find their symptoms holding them back at work or from reaching professional and personal goals.
How does ADD or ADHD Therapy Help?
ADD or ADHD therapy teaches you tools to overcome and take control of your symptoms and live a noticeably happier, more stable life. No longer will your symptoms control you, now you can be in control of them. ADD and ADHD behavior symptoms can negatively impact your personal relationships, so by seeking help, you should also gain the ability to forge stronger, healthier relationships with your close friends, family, spouse or significant other.
Often it is negative thoughts and attitudes about ourselves and our self-perceived inabilities that most affect our feelings, and in turn, behavior. Through cognitive behavioral therapy, our therapists teach strategies to overcome negativity and instead learn how to accept and love yourself. You can improve your self-esteem and self-confidence and be better equipped to manage your ADD or ADHD for a more productive, successful life.
If you are an adult in need of ADD or ADHD counseling services within the St. Peters, MO area, let us help you.