An Effective Treatment Method for Managing Your ADHD
ADHD Treatment

An Effective Treatment Method for Managing Your ADHD

ADHD is categorized as a neurodevelopmental disorder that impacts brain functionality. Moreover, it’s one of the most prevalent disorders of its kind and is believed to stem from hereditary factors. Due to ADHDs widespread existence, there are a myriad of therapeutic methods to treat or diminish its presence. 

For this reason, if you – or someone you know – are one of the 1.1 million Canadians coping with ADHD, this article will share treatment information that’s available to assist you with lessening its symptoms and effects. 

ADHD: Signs & Symptoms

It’s important to be aware of the signs & symptoms of ADHD. Without a conscious awareness of them, ADHD can be misdiagnosed or not diagnosed at all – neither of which are favourable outcomes. For this reason, education is paramount.

Here are a few revealing ADHD signs:

  • Frequently forgetting and losing items and possessions
  • Excessive fidgeting or squirming 
  • Unrestrained talking 
  • Continually making careless mistakes 
  • Taking unreasonable and unneeded risks
  • Trouble getting along with others
  • Unable to exercise self-control
  • Inability to focus or concentrate on tasks
  • A hard time controlling your emotions 

What are the Causes of ADHD?

While the exact causes of ADHD are still unspecified, researchers have identified various conditions that may contribute to the development of ADHD. Such factors include: 

  • Traumatic events impacting brain functionality (car accidents, sports injuries, etc)
  • Premature birth
  • Use of narcotics during pregnancy (drugs, alcohol, tobacco, etc)
  • Genetics

Research continues in these areas. And while nothing is definitive as of yet, there is a strong correlation between these variables and the development of ADHD.

Counselling for ADHD: How We Can Help

Whether you have mild ADHD signs, or you’re experiencing severe symptoms that are hindering your quality of life, at The Family Psychology Place, we’re here to help. We offer counseling, programs, and strategies to assist you with managing your ADHD so you can live a better and happier life. 

As such, one of our therapeutic treatment methods involves the utility of…

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy 

Otherwise known as CBT, this treatment can help you gain control over your negative thoughts through enhanced awareness of your mental frame of mind. The treatment begins with your therapist helping you to create methods and strategies to better manage your negative habits, actions, and urges.

Other benefits of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy include but are certainly not limited to:

    • Better management of difficult emotions: Whether it’s anger, fear, anxiety, etc, CBT can help you to assert more will and self-control over the negative emotions that ADHD tends to foster. 
    • Enhanced communication skills: CBT can be useful for developing stronger communication skills, so you can articulate how you feel and what you need without becoming overly emotional, defensive, or worried about how others may react. 
    • Strategies to cope: One of ADHD’s trademarks is the menacing way it stifles one’s ability to handle stressful situations. As such, CBT can help by developing strategies to better handle the pressure associated with demanding circumstances. 
    • Executive function: Executive functioning encompasses a wide range of cognitive skills such as self-control, versatile thinking, and even memory. These skills are utilized on an almost daily basis to work, learn, and cope with the everyday nuances of life. At The Family Psychology Place, a big part of treatment is helping to improve executive functioning, which as a result, will strengthen focus, increase competency, and better manage challenging emotions.

Final Thoughts

At The Family Psychology Place, we work alongside you to not only ensure you have the right therapist by your side, but to also develop the right plan for your unique diagnosis. Don’t go it alone – we’re stronger together. 

If you feel the need for professional, understanding, and empathetic support, then contact us today to learn more about how we can help.