Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Therapy (Neurofeedback Therapy)

Adults with ADHD have typically had the disorder since childhood, but it may not be diagnosed until later in life. An evaluation usually occurs at the prompting of a peer, family member, or co-worker who has observed problems at work or in relationships.

Adults can be diagnosed with any of the three subtypes of ADHD:

  1. Inattentive

This is what is typically referred to when someone uses the term ADD. This means a person shows enough symptoms of inattention (or easy distractibility) but isn’t hyperactive or impulsive.

  1. Hyperactive-Impulsive

This type occurs when a person has symptoms of hyperactivity and impulsivity but not inattention.

  1. Combined

This type is when a person has symptoms of inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity.

Adult ADHD symptoms can be somewhat different from those experienced by children because of the relative maturity of adults, as well as physical differences between adults and children.

Adults with ADHD often struggle with issues stemming from longstanding patterns of underachievement, failure, academic difficulties, job turnover, and relationship conflict.

Individual  therapy can help you deal with this emotional baggage, including low self-esteem, the feelings of embarrassment and shame you may have experienced as a child and teenager, and resentment at the nagging and criticism you receive from people close to you.

Marriage and family therapy addresses the problems ADHD can create in your relationships and family life, such as conflicts over money problems, forgotten commitments, responsibilities in the home, and impulsive decisions.

Therapy can help you and your loved ones explore these issues and focus on constructive ways of dealing with them and communicating with each other.

Therapy can also improve your relationships by educating your partner and family members about ADHD.

Cognitive-behavioral therapy encourages you to identify and change the negative beliefs and behaviors that are causing problems in your life.

Since many individuals with ADHD are demoralized from years of struggle and unmet expectations, one of the main goals of cognitive-behavioral therapy is to transform this negative outlook into a more hopeful, realistic view.

Cognitive-behavioral therapy also focuses on the practical issues that often come with ADHD, such as disorganization, work performance problems, and poor time management.

Recently, many types of research agree that neurofeedback therapy is effective dealing with a lot of symptoms of ADD and ADHD, training to focus attention and changing hyperactive behavior patterns.

We offer an integrated evaluation to determine the right therapy combination for you or your loved one.

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