ADD/ADHD Counseling

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects individuals of all ages, including both teenagers and adults. Previously, ADHD was often associated with childhood, but our understanding of the disorder has evolved, recognizing that it can persist into adulthood. 

ADHD in Teens

Symptoms: ADHD symptoms in teenagers are often similar to those in children. These symptoms can be categorized into two main categories: inattention and hyperactivity-impulsivity.

Inattention Symptoms:

Difficulty in sustaining attention, especially in tasks that require mental effort. Frequent careless mistakes in schoolwork or other activities. Trouble organizing tasks and activities. Avoidance of tasks that require sustained mental effort. Frequently losing necessary items, like school materials.

Hyperactivity-Impulsivity Symptoms:

Restlessness and fidgeting.Inability to remain seated when it's expected. Talking excessively. Difficulty waiting for one's turn in conversations or activities. Impulsivity that leads to hasty decision-making or actions.

It's important to note that not all teenagers with ADHD will display all of these symptoms. Symptoms can vary in severity, and some teens may primarily exhibit inattention symptoms, while others may display more hyperactivity-impulsivity signs.

ADHD in Adults

Symptoms: ADHD symptoms in adults can be more subtle and nuanced than those in children and teenagers. They can manifest in various areas of life, including work, relationships, and daily responsibilities. Adult ADHD symptoms often include:

Inattention Symptoms:

Difficulty organizing tasks and managing time. Forgetfulness in daily activities, such as appointments or paying bills. Frequent distraction and difficulty focusing on tasks. Difficulty with multitasking and prioritizing.

Hyperactivity-Impulsivity Symptoms:

Restlessness and difficulty sitting still. Impulsive decision-making leads to problems in relationships and finances. Interrupting others during conversations. Difficulty controlling anger and emotions.