- Do you make careless mistakes in school, occupation, or other activities?
- Do you have problems paying close attention to details?
- Is it hard for you to sustain your attention in tasks or in leisure activities?
- It is hard to follow conversations when spoken to directly?
- Do you find it difficult to follow through on instructions?
- Do you have problems completing tasks?
- Do you find yourself disorganized more often than not?
- Is it difficult for you to stay engaged in tasks?
- Do you lose things easily?
- Are you easily distracted?
- Are you forgetful in your daily activities?
If you answered yes to many of these questions you may have a form of ADHD which revolves around inattention or ADD. If you have those symptoms plus being fidgety, difficulty sitting still, restlessness, difficulty engaging in leisure activities quietly, talking excessively, or being constantly on the go, you may have the hyperactivity-impulsive form of ADHD.
Oftentimes folks with these symptoms are struggling to be competent but feel as though they are in a boat that is attempting to cross a lake with the unpulled up anchor still weighing them down. These individuals will usually use their intelligence, wit or whatever other means to compensate for the ADHD symptoms until those means prove too debilitating and then they finally seek assistance. Once tested and diagnosed, people report a huge sense of relief and can become more self reliant, have better self esteem, and accomplish things that previously seemed virtually impossible. Treatment for ADHD/ADD can include medication, coaching, skill building, counseling and therapy.
Why continue to function at a reduced percentage of your ability when assistance could be just a phone call away? Whether you are an adult who is just realizing you might have ADHD, or you were diagnosed before, let’s discuss your situation and see what possibilities exist to assist you with optimal functioning.