Section 1: List of the symptoms for this disorder:
Struggles to attend to details or makes careless errors
Struggles with focusing attention
Sometimes does not appear to listen when talked to
Struggles with completing tasks or following instructions
Struggles to keep things organized
Often loses or forgets things needed for an activity
Is easily distracted
Appears fidgety or in constant motion
Struggles to stay seated
Often speaks excessively
Struggles to wait his/her turn
ADHD is a chronic condition that usually begins in early childhood and lasts a lifetime. This disorder may be diagnosised as early as age 3. This disorder includes attention difficulty, hyperactivity, and impulsiveness. There are more than 3 million cases reported each year in the United States. ADHD is more common in males. There is no cure, but treatment can help. The treatment may include therapy and medications. This disorder requires a medical diagnosis. Low self esteem, difficulty in relationships/school/work may cause lifelong problems. It may be noted that symptoms change over time. Young kids-hyperactive and impulse. Elementary school-inattention. Adolescence-restlessness, inattention, impulsivity. Adulthood-inattention, restlessness, and impulsivity.
CBT with a trained counselor/therapist
Applied behavior analysis
With these behavioral therapies, the client may learn ways to change the negative behavior and learn new skills in its place. Face to face counseling may be better for this disorder rather than online counseling or online therapy. This way, the professional/counselor/therapist should be able to make sure the client in paying attention enough to get some relief. Clients should seek out a professional who has training in this area.