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ADHD Treatment

The most misunderstood disorder in mental health

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Building habits

What is ADHD: This is a misunderstood disorder where an individual processes information differently. It is truly a cognitive disorder, meaning that you cannot talk about the situation and have it get better. 

Treatment: ADHD can be effectively treated using techniques to build skills. If short term memory is difficult, then tasks such as memory games and planning activities are helpful. If impulsivity is a worry, then activities focusing on body movement and patience are great. Treatment involves practicing, increasing awareness of emotions, and following through. 

What happens with ADHD is untreated: Most people that struggle with ADHD fall into a difficult pattern. They start to feel like they can't do anything right, which is not their fault but a symptom of the ADHD. This develops into high rejection sensitivity to others, feelings of depression, and low motivation. 



  • A short attention span, particularly for activities with low interest

  • Difficulty completing tasks

  • Daydreaming

  • Easily distracted

  • Engages in a lot of activities or projects, but rarely completes anything


  • Easily excited

  • Low frustration tolerance, or getting angry quickly

  • Acts before thinking

  • Disorganization

  • Poor planning

  • Quickly shifts from one activity to another

  • Difficulty in group situations where it requires taking turns

  • Interrupts frequently

Overactivity or Hyperactivity

  • Restlessness

  • Less need for sleep

  • Excessive talking

  • Difficulty listening

  • Dislike of situations where you have to hold still


  • Determination to do things your own way

  • Argumentative

  • Disregard for socially accepted behaviors

  • Forgets intentionally


  • Frequent job changes

  • Losing things easily

  • Auditory processing problems

  • Learning disabilities

  • Poor handwriting

  • Messy or sloppy work

  • Rushes through work

  • Procrastination

Emotional Difficulties

  • Frequent mood swings

  • Irritability

  • Unaware of pain or danger

  • Easily overstimulated, or getting revved up quickly

  • Low frustration tolerance resulting in meltdowns

  • Lack of energy

  • Low self-esteem

  • Immaturity

Social Relationships

  • Difficulty following rules

  • Rejection from others

  • Avoids group activities

  • Bosses or controls other people

  • Overly critical of others

  • Not seeing things from others' point of view

  • Not taking accountability for actions

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