ADD / ADHD
ADHD is typically considered a diagnosis given to children, but the truth is, it is a lifelong disorder. It is not a diagnosis a person grows out of; it simply evolves into different issues impacting adult responsibilities and relationships. Without treatment, the impulsivity, disorganization, lack of motivation and inability to focus can wreak havoc on an individual’s personal and professional life.
Through proper diagnosis and counseling, individuals can learn how their brain works differently, what their ideal learning style is, and how to change their thinking about themselves and the world around them. There can be profound healing as life is put into a new perspective, making sense of lifelong frustrations.
Often times, physicians request testing prior to choosing medication management as an option. At Directions Counseling Group we conduct a comprehensive evaluation focusing on past and present symptoms; developmental and medical history; and psychiatric history including medications, social adjustment, and general ability to meet the demands of daily life. We also use the Conners’ Adult ADHD Rating Scale (CAARS) assessment tool as a standard part of our evaluation.
Ultimately, we believe individuals with ADHD can function at very high levels, enjoy their lives, and experience tremendous success in their work, family and intimate relationships. Call us today to find out more about how we can successfully help you assess and treat this issue.