Once commonly perceived as affecting only children, many adults now realize the benefits of treating ADHD (Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder). As with children and adolescents, ADHD collectively describes a disorder affecting three areas:, inattentiveness, impulsivity and hyperactivity. Individuals may be affected within only one area, or (more commonly) in a combination of two or all three areas.
Adult ADHD can affect family relationships, work performance, vocational satisfaction, general contentedness, and much more. Often, as a parent explores the possibility that his or her child may have ADHD, the realization comes that the same sorts of symptoms are present in his or her own life: difficulty sustaining concentration, frequently interrupting others in conversation, often needing to fidget or unable to remain unoccupied, difficulty completing tasks (realizing one may have several started projects, but few that are completed), and many more.
Covenant Counseling has several counselors who are experienced in helping others identify and address some of these tendencies, often working together with a physician who can oversee helpful medication. From that point, we can further help individuals address some of the related issues involving family, work, and personal satisfaction, towards a more contented life.
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