ADHD Strategies, Executive Functioning, Behavior Problems

Do you have difficulty controlling your emotions and actions? You could have ADHD, an executive functioning disorder or behaviour problem.

ADHD can sometimes make it near impossible for you to sit still or have self-control. Your hyperactivity limits your ability to focus on everyday chores. This issue usually begins when you are a child and continues into adulthood..

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There are ADHD strategies to help you live a fully functioning life. Creating a schedule for yourself helps you steer clear of distractions as much as possible. When you are a student, try sitting at the front of the classroom close to the professor to keep your focus more on learning and less on other people around you. At work you can apply similar techniques during office meetings and group settings.

Executive function disorder is a weakness in your brain that causes you to struggle with organizing tasks and paying attention. This is very similar to ADHD except ADHD is a medical condition or neurodevelopmental disorder whereas executive function disorder is not.

Behaviour problems such as the ones mentioned above can be dealt with to help improve your ability to control your actions. You can come to The Family Psychology Place for diagnosis and treatments regarding ADHD and executive function issues.

What are some symptoms of ADHD, executive function disorders, and other behavioural problems?

  • Putting blame on others
  • Anger
  • Difficulty handling frustration
  • Hyperactivity
  • Inattention
  • Impulsiveness

Behaviour issues can lend themselves to substance abuse. Get help from our psychologists before you get to this point.

Why might you have a behaviour problem?

  • Malnutrition
  • Hereditary factors
  • Unhealthy or inconsistent discipline
  • Divorce or other emotional upset at home

A key way we can help you:

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT): This deep level of therapy will help you overcome negativity by becoming aware of your internal state. Your therapist helps you develop strategies to cope with your destructive actions and impulses.

Children can be helped with behaviour problems through support. As a parent, you must communicate with your young ones so they understand and learn how to manage negative situations. Your family is a huge part of your life and speaking to them about your concerns is a way of getting support. Professional therapy will guide you and your family members through treatments to relieve the symptoms of behaviour problems.

Adults may not realize they have a behaviour problem. If you act out in frustration and find it hard to focus then it is time to speak to a psychologist.

Behaviour problems can be difficult to handle but The Family Psychology Place will look at your particular scenario to ensure you get treatment options best suited to your particular behaviour issue.

If you have thoughts of suicide, which is another sign of depression, then you should immediately contact a mental health professional. We are here to help you get through the darkness and find positivity in your life.

Symptoms of depression might differ depending on your age. Seniors might not want to talk about their feelings and may lose interest in normally pleasurable activities. Children may pretend to be sick, cling to a parent, or worry they may die. Children might also act out and get in trouble at school or feel misunderstood. It can help to open up and talk to your loved ones, so they can help you get through tough times.

We work with you to find the right psychologist for you, the one with whom you feel most at ease with and connected to. Don’t diagnose yourself; come see us if you feel your symptoms may relate in any way to depression.