Time Management Issues? or Adult ADHD?
As an adult, one is expected to be attentive, calm and consistent on a day-to-day basis across many different environments. It is suspected that ADD/ ADHD is over-diagnosed in children and under-diagnosed in adults. At times, many of us exude traits that are reminiscent of ADD/ ADHD symptoms. Therefore, what allows for a valid diagnosis to be made in adults? -- A common cluster of symptoms can include:
A comprehensive clinical evaluation, self-reported symptoms and mental health testing are all taken into consideration when making a diagnosis. Even if you were never formally diagnosed with the disorder as a child, it's possible to diagnose adult ADD/ADHD.
Due to the nature of this condition, ADHD can negatively affect adults and how they're perceived on multiple levels within numerous environments. Therefore, it is crucial to seek treatment to learn strategies that can help enhance one's strengths, monitor and decrease weaknesses, communicate with others appropriately, and advocate for oneself more effectively.
Psychoeducation, counsel -ing, medication management, behavioral intervention, coaching/mentoring, cognitive remediation, and couples/family therapy. A MULTI-MODAL approach is most effective!
MTC is now offering an
ADHD Assessment Package
The unrelenting challenges of life can render a person hopeless and feeling alone. MTC may be able to help you over come these feelings and improve your relationships and your life. Whether it's dealing with a specific mental health concern, navigating a family transition, or needing parenting support - the qualified service providers at MTC can help you manage the symptoms of adult ADD/ADHD identify your strengths, develop a plan, and get back to having a more peaceful, purposeful, and fulfilling life.
To find out more please call our office at 847-816-7200 or contact Jasmine Sauls, Director of Child and Family Services, at email@example.com.