Do you often put off completing tasks?
Is it hard for you start and finish projects?
Do you have a higher energy level than your friends and colleagues?
Do you have trouble with organization and time management?
Are you sometimes easily distracted while at other times hyperfocused?
Are you regularly running late for work or other important events?
Adults with ADD & ADHD
If these questions resonate with you, you may have Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Although best known in children, adults also experience ADD and ADHD. You may feel like you don’t have your act together, or your behavior is undermining your goals, but don’t know how manage it. One common symptom of ADHD is an inability to focus on a specific task, but not all of the symptoms are negative. Many people with ADHD have higher levels of energy, think more creatively, and can be hyperfocused on certain tasks or projects until completion. Before realizing these benefits, however, people with ADHD may struggle with impulsive behavior and controlling anger. Counseling can help you identify a healthy focus for your energy while mitigating more negative symptoms.
Unfortunately, adults with ADHD also often experience depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, or low self-esteem. You can limit these problems by seeking proper treatment, including the development of unique systems and structures to improve your organization, impulse control, as well as your management of time and money. Learning how to manage your behavior enables you to live your best life. Regardless of where you are in your journey, if you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you are in the right place to get help.