About Adult ADD/ADHD

Adult ADHD

While the onset of ADD/ADHD often occurs during childhood, it frequently goes un-diagnosed into adulthood. What often happens is the hyper­active component fades and one is left with many inat­tentive symptoms. The current research states that ADD/ADHD only occurs in children, however, there is a movement to establish an adult onset of ADD/ADHD, though it is still not clear how that criteria will come to fruition.

Adults with ADD/ADHD may have diffi­culty following direc­tions, remem­bering infor­mation, concen­trating, orga­nizing tasks or completing work within time limits. If these diffi­culties are not managed appro­pri­ately, they can cause asso­ciated behav­ioral, emotional, social, voca­tional and academic problems. Some behaviors and problems may stem directly from ADD/ADHD or may be the result of related adjustment diffi­culties: Chronic lateness and forget­fulness, low self-esteem, employment problems, diffi­culty controlling anger, impul­siveness, rela­tionship problems, mood swings, depression, and low frus­tration tolerance.

"The qEEG tests I took helped me under­stand the neuro­logical basis for my attention-related limi­ta­tions as well as the role of my previ­ously prescribed medication in reducing them." - PR

These behaviors may be mild to severe and can vary with the situ­ation or be present all of the time. Some adults with ADD/ADHD may be able to concen­trate if they are inter­ested in or excited about what they are doing. Others may have diffi­culty focusing under any circum­stances. Some adults look for stim­u­lation, but others avoid it. In addition, adults with ADD/ADHD can be with­drawn and anti­social, or they can be overly social and unable to be alone.

Treatment

We incor­porate neuro­feedback within a perfor­mance moti­va­tional model

The treatment for ADD/ADHD ranges from medication management, ADD/ADHD coaching, cognitive behav­ioral strategies, dietary supple­ments to neuro­feedback.

neuroAgility provides diag­nostic eval­u­a­tions for ADD/ADHD. We offer state of the art brain training that is respectful and non-stigmatizing, this is called neuro­feedback. ADD/ADHD can be managed ~ many adults reduce symptoms and redirect aspects of their atten­tional style to function well in careers and relationships.

Resources

Download a PDF of the ADHD Checklist