Adult Attention Deficit Disorder




Adult ADD, or ADHD can be very difficult to manage. Some adults were diagnosed as a child, but often adults have dealt with these symptoms since grade school and were never diagnosed. Unfortunately, the child received negative feedback from other children and adults, which, can lead to depression, anxiety, poor self-esteem and many other challenges that are carried through adulthood.



ADD predominantly inattentive presentation

  • Fails to give close attention to details or makes careless mistakes
  • Has difficulty sustaining attention
  • Does not appear to listen
  • Struggles to follow through with instructions
  • Has difficulty with organization
  • Avoids or dislikes tasks requiring sustained mental effort
  • Loses things
  • Is easily distracted
  • Is forgetful in daily activities

ADHD predominantly hyperactive-impulsive presentation

  • Fidgets with hands or feet or squirms in chair
  • Has difficulty remaining seated
  • Runs about or climbs excessively in children; extreme restlessness in adults
  • Difficulty engaging in activities quietly
  • Acts as if driven by a motor; adults will often feel inside as if they are driven by a motor
  • Talks excessively
  • Blurts out answers before questions have been completed
  • Difficulty waiting or taking turns
  • Interrupts or intrudes upon others

We believe Adults diagnosed with ADD or ADHD; or have several traits of this disorder tend to be exciting, creative and can learn to be very adaptable. Clients say that it is nice to talk to someone that understands the frustration that comes along with inattention. Utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness training; along with teaching other skills and tools that may be useful, clients are able to learn how to effectively cope with the more challenging aspects of this disorder and focus more on the fun and creative part of their personality.

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