TherapistMatchmaker survey

Will I Always Have ADHD?

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a behavioral condition that often develops in childhood, but it can also affect someone as an adult. In fact, about 2.5% of adults in the United States live with this condition. And while some people seemingly grow out of some of their ADHD symptoms, the condition is usually something that needs to be managed for life.

At Thriving Center of Psychology, our specialists in mental health offer comprehensive services to help patients manage their ADHD symptoms, so they can live happy, fulfilling lives. In this blog, our experts explain what ADHD is, what you can expect from living with it, and how you can keep your condition well-controlled.

An overview of ADHD

ADHD is a behavioral disorder that disrupts attention and focus. While the root cause of this disorder isn’t well understood, you might be at an increased risk of having ADHD if there’s a history of the condition in your family, if you experience a brain injury, or if you were exposed to lead or other toxins in the environment when you were young.

In children, ADHD can cause a variety of symptoms, such as the following:

  • Restlessness
  • Excessive talking
  • Impulsive behaviors
  • Difficulties concentrating

As kids with ADHD enter their teenage years, they might engage in reckless behaviors that can affect their self-esteem and put them at an increased risk for injury.

ADHD can cause disciplinary issues at home and socially, and the disorder can also interfere with a child’s academic performance and success in school.

ADHD in adulthood

In adults, the symptoms of ADHD might become less severe, but they generally don’t go away completely. You might have better control of your restlessness, although your ADHD symptoms may present in different ways, such as:

  • Disorganization
  • Procrastination
  • Inability to focus
  • Impulsive decision-making

These behaviors may make it difficult for you to keep up with the responsibilities of being an adult and could jeopardize your job, your relationships, and your overall quality of life.

Tips for managing ADHD symptoms as an adult

Our team at Thriving Center of Psychology offers comprehensive treatment strategies to help patients effectively manage ADHD symptoms. We work with you one-on-one to evaluate the nature and severity of your symptoms and design a plan to meet your needs.

We offer on-site electroencephalographic (EEG) neurofeedback training, a state-of-the-art diagnostic tool that evaluates your brainwave activity to determine the best course of treatment for your ADHD symptoms. With this information, we can guide you on regulating your brain patterns to reduce your need for ADHD medications.

Other therapies that can be combined with EEG neurofeedback training to help you better manage your ADHD symptoms include:

Our team can also help you make changes to your lifestyle to improve your time management and organizational skills. We can work with you on scheduling techniques and teach you how to break down bigger tasks into smaller ones that are more manageable.

With our comprehensive treatment strategies, you can learn how to thrive at every stage of life despite having ADHD. Our mental health specialists are available for in-office consultations and through online video teletherapy.

If you’re struggling to manage symptoms of ADHD, we can help. To learn more, book an appointment online or over the phone with Thriving Center of Psychology today.

You Might Also Enjoy...
Tired Mother Suffering from experiencing postnatal depression.Health care single mom motherhood stressful.

How to Prevent Postpartum Depression

It’s normal to feel sad or down after having a baby. Between the tiredness and the stress of delivery, there’s so much going and your body is powering through a lot. But if this feeling doesn’t go away in a couple of weeks, it could be a sign of a serious mental illness. Learning how to prevent postpartum depression is important in reducing the risk of developing the condition and knowing when to get help. 

Mental Health Effects of Living in a City Mental Health Effects of Living in a City 

Mental Health Effects of Living in a City 

Large cities tend to have a lot of concrete and higher crime rates. They are fast-paced and busy, and everyone is trying to get somewhere quickly. Many people tend to think of living in a city as having a detrimental effect on mental health. It’s easy to view living in a city as either good or bad, but it’s more complicated than that. The relationship between mental health and living in a city is complex. 

Going on a First Date 101

Going on a First Date 101

First date jitters are real. While dating should be fun, it’s also stressful at times. When you’re focusing on impressing each other and being the best version of yourself, it’s a lot of pressure.