ADHD is a mental health condition that typically develops in childhood and can be hard to manage through your adult life. However, with the right tools to manage your condition, you can enjoy life to the fullest. For residents living in and around Marshall, Texas, licensed clinical social therapist Jeremiah Henderson, LCSW, offers compassionate support and guidance to help you manage ADHD symptoms. To schedule an appointment for ADHD help, call the office or book online today.
Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental condition that typically develops in childhood, but some people are not diagnosed until adulthood.
ADHD can affect your ability to focus on daily tasks and cope with stress. It can cause problems with inattention, impulsivity, or hyperactivity.
What are signs and symptoms of ADHD?
Signs and symptoms of ADHD begin in your early childhood years. Your symptoms may change over time, though ADHD requires long-term mental health care.
Common signs and symptoms include:
There are three different types of ADHD (with each type having unique symptoms). Types of ADHD include:
When you have inattention as a dominant trait of ADHD, you may have a hard time staying organized or focusing on daily tasks. You may also struggle to hold conversations with others and have a tough time following others’ instructions.
If you have hyperactivity ADHD, you may find it hard to stay still and move around a lot. You may also have a restless feeling.
With the impulsivity type of ADHD, you may often find yourself interrupting others while they’re speaking. You may also have a hard time taking turns.
When you have ADHD, you may experience more dominant symptoms than others. Mr. Henderson diagnoses your condition based on the most dominant type you have.
If you’re an adult with ADHD, you may also have other conditions such as anxiety or depression that compromise your quality of daily life.
Medications play an important role in treating ADHD, but it’s important to note that they aren’t the only treatment approach for ADHD.
Mr. Henderson works closely with you to diagnose ADHD symptoms and determine which areas of your life you’d like to improve. He then develops a customized treatment plan to help you manage your symptoms and optimize your well-being.
Your treatment plan may include talk therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), or stress and anger management.
Many people with ADHD benefit from learning how to reduce impulsive behavior. Some are able to enhance time management and organizational skills, while others improve their connection with friends and family.
However, managing ADHD symptoms requires a personalized approach. Your mental health needs and goals will shape the process. In addition, it’s also a collaborative approach. As you move forward with your treatment plan, you’ll have the support and guidance you need to manage your condition effectively.
To schedule an appointment for ADHD help, call Jeremiah Henderson in Marshall, Texas, or book online today.