ADHD stands for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. It is a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects both children and adults. A person with ADHD (or an ADHDer) has a different brain. And ADHDer’s brain manages attention, the ability to be still, and self-control differently to people without ADHD.

There are three components to ADHD:

  1. Inattention: difficulties in sustaining attention, being easily distracted, trouble organising tasks, and making careless mistakes in tasks.
  2. Hyperactivity: involves restlessness, fidgeting, difficulty staying seated, and being overly talkative.
  3. Impulsivity: difficulties in self-control, interrupting others, making hasty decisions and, acting on urges or impulses without thinking through the consequences.

ADHD can significantly impact various aspects of life, including academic performance, work, and relationships. It is crucial to note that ADHD is a spectrum, and individuals may present with different combinations of symptoms and severity.

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How A Psychologist Can Help

Psychologists can provide valuable assistance in managing ADHD by adopting a neuroaffirming approach. This approach involves recognising and emphasising individual strengths, developing effective coping strategies, and fostering a supportive and positive environment. This may include tailored strategies for organisation, time management, and emotion regulation.

At Mind Lift Psychology, your psychologist will help to find the best treatment and management plan for your particular needs.

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