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What to know: ADHD

Updated: Apr 19

What is ADHD? 

ADHD, or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, is a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects both children and adults.


Characteristics of ADHD May Be…

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  • Patterns of inattention

  • Hyperactivity

  • Impulsivity that interferes with daily functioning and developmentally appropriate activities



When living with ADHD it may be hard to…

  • Sustain attention 

  • Organizing tasks

  • Follow through on instructions

  • Staying still or quiet when necessary


ADHD often coexists with other mental health conditions.

These being anxiety, depression, learning disabilities, and oppositional defiant disorder.

While the exact causes of ADHD are not fully understood, research suggests that a combination of genetic, environmental, and neurological factors may contribute to its development.



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Treatment Options

Treatment for ADHD typically involves a multimodal approach.







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Multimodal Approaches may include… 


Medication (stimulants and non-stimulants for improving attention and impulse control)

Behavioral Therapy (cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for improving coping skills, organizational strategies, and effective communication techniques)


Early diagnosis and intervention are important for managing ADHD symptoms and minimizing their impact on daily functioning and quality of life. 

With proper support and treatment individuals with ADHD can learn to effectively manage their symptoms and thrive in various aspects of life, including academics, work, relationships, and personal development.


How Can HGWC Help?

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HGWC Clinicians

In our therapy sessions, we create a safe and non-judgmental space where individuals with ADHD can explore their experiences, emotions, and goals. 

Through evidence-based techniques such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness practices, and psychoeducation, we equip our clients with the tools they need to manage their symptoms effectively and lead fulfilling lives.


What to keep in mind

ADHD doesn't just affect the individual diagnosed

It also impacts their families and relationships. 


Holistic therapy offers support not only to individuals with ADHD but also to their loved ones. By providing education, communication strategies, and coping mechanisms for families and partners, we aim to foster understanding and strengthen relationships within the support network.


By fostering a collaborative relationship between therapists, clients, and their support networks, we strive to empower individuals with ADHD to lead fulfilling lives characterized by self-awareness, resilience, and meaningful connections. If you or a loved one is struggling with ADHD, know that you're not alone – and that support is available to help you thrive.


 


Ivette HGWC Clinician

Ivette Valori, LSW 

Clinician

Healing Grounds Wellness Center healinggroundswc@gmail.com 609-475-2560



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