ADD (or ADHD)
I prefer to distinguish ADD as attention abundance disorder. Everything is just so interesting...remarkably at the same time.
Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD)
What is ADHD?
There are three types of ADHD:
1) Inattentive: When a person shows enough symptoms of inattention
or easy distractibility but isn’t hyperactive or impulsive. Previously referred
to as ADD.
2) Hyperactive-Impulsive: When a person has symptoms of hyperactivity
or impulsivity but not inattention.
Combined: when a person exhibits symptoms of inattention, hyperactivity
What does psychotherapeutic treatment for ADHD involve?
Psychotherapy is effective for the treatment of the symptoms related to
ADHD because it addresses behaviour modification. Children and adults
with ADHD can have a difficult time regulating their emotional and
behavioural response to situations. Learning effective coping strategies is
one way to gain control over symptoms. Therapists can also help with the
development of a plan for organization and prioritization, key areas of
difficulty for those with ADHD.
Goal setting, reward and consequence, and emotional regulation are
other areas that are addressed during psychotherapy for ADHD.
Even if ADHD is not diagnosed, difficulties concentrating at school or at
work can be troublesome. Therapy, with or without the addition of
medication, can help children and adults learn to stay more focused,
manage impulses, and discover which learning and working environments
and aids can help increase attention.
What are the symptoms of ADD or ADHD?
Below is a link for an at-home symptomology check list that can help you identify whether you are suffering from ADD or ADHD. It is important to note, however, that this checklist is not a replacement for a mental health professional. Rather, it is to be used as a tool to provide potential information to help individuals take the appropriate first step in seeking therapeutic support.