ADD / ADHD
Our fast-paced lives and love for technology tends to make us all a little distracted, and as many say, “I am so ADD”. But what is it, really, and what causes it? Some mistakenly believe it is due to poor parenting skills, the social environment, or a lack of self-discipline. It is due to none of these, but rather stems from a neurological problem; a deficiency of two neurotransmitters in the brain.
Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity (ADHD) can look different than Attention Deficit Disorder (Inattentive ADD, without hyperactivity). Those struggling with inattention may have difficulty with organization, staying on task, making careless mistakes, forgetfulness, follow-through and procrastination. The hyperactivity can surface with fidgeting, excessive talking, interrupting others, speaking and acting impulsively, and an overall feeling of restlessness.
Left untreated, these conditions can result in underachievement, failed relationships, depression and low self-esteem. Often adults who are diagnosed later in life feel a tremendous amount of relief: they finally have an explanation for many of their life-long struggles.
If you are feeling overwhelmed and struggling in any of the areas mentioned above, or are witnessing these challenges in your child’s life, we are here to help you unravel the complex disorder of ADD/ADHD.