ADHD Therapy—Get Help Today

ADHD—Get Help Today

Many people believe that Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) impacts only children. But that is simply not true. In fact, close to 3% of adults and older teens suffer from its impacts. If you are struggling with ADHD symptoms or believe you have it and were never diagnosed as a child, the expert counselors at North Brooklyn Therapy can help you with ADHD therapy. 

Conveniently located in Brooklyn, New York, the team of therapists has been offering solutions for ADHD for people residing all over the New York City metro area. Call the office to set up your ADHD therapy consultation today, or book your appointment online.

What is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)?

Often when ADHD is discussed, it is usually in the lens of children. But the condition also affects adults and older teens. In most cases, ADHD causes an inability to focus and movement and energy that aren’t compatible with the setting. In adults, ADHD also poses problems by increasing impulsive actions. ADHD can affect anyone, but men are diagnosed more often.

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What are the Symptoms of ADHD?

ADHD symptoms exhibit themselves in multiple ways and everyone experiences it differently. But some of the most common symptoms include:

  • Fidgeting
  • Difficulty remaining still 
  • Inattentiveness
  • Struggles at school or work
  • Impulsive actions

There are three major forms of ADHD, including:

Inattentive Type

If you struggle with this type of ADHD, you’ll often feel like you can’t focus on the small details and struggle with tasks and deadlines. Family and coworkers might tell you that you have trouble listening. Organizational skills are often lacking leading to problems at work or school. You might forget where you place items and get easily distracted.

Hyperactive/Impulsive Type

If you experience this type of ADHD you have the urge to move about constantly and may not be able to stay seated for long periods. You might talk nonstop or speak out of turn. Interrupting others is common, often becoming a problem at work or school.  

Combination

This type of ADHD combines symptoms of both the inattentive type and the hyperactive/impulsive type.

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How is ADHD Diagnosed?

Many adults don’t even realize they have the disorder. Because ADHD can’t be detected by a blood test or any other sort of diagnostic when you arrive at North Brooklyn Therapy for your appointment be prepared for your counselor to discuss your feelings and symptoms. You might be asked to fill out questionnaires or other checklists so your therapist can get a better understanding of the symptoms you are experiencing. Other medical or mental health conditions might need to be ruled out before your ADHD therapy can begin. 

What Happens During ADHD Therapy?

Therapist talk to a patient about ADHD condition

At North Brooklyn Therapy, the experienced counselors use talk therapy approaches to exploring your ADHD. This can include cognitive-behavioral, family therapy, or ADHD coaching

Cognitive-behavioral Therapy

Through this approach, you will explore your thought patterns with your counselor in terms of your ADHD. It helps you discover strategies to manage your symptoms at work, school, and throughout your family and professional relationships. 

Family Therapy

ADHD affects more than just you. Your spouse, family, and other relationships are impacted, too. Not only will this approach help you discover how ADHD impacts those around you, but it gives your family a better sense of what you are going through and strategies for how they can help.  

ADHD Therapy Coaching

If you suffer from symptoms of ADHD, you know how difficult even daily tasks can be. An ADHD coach is there to help teach organizational tips, daily planning, time management, and much more. With an ADHD coach, you’ll find strategies to live a full and fulfilling life despite your diagnosis. 

What Causes ADHD?

The exact cause of ADHD is unknown, though there is a belief that genetics play a role. Other factors might include environmental triggers, premature birth, or drug, alcohol, and tobacco use during pregnancy. But the fact of the matter is ADHD can happen to anyone from any background. 

Don’t live impeded by the symptoms of ADHD when there are strategies available to help you manage. The team at North Brooklyn Therapy offers successful anxiety therapy options. If you are ready to put the symptoms of ADHD behind you, call the office to set up a consultation or book your appointment online today.

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