ADHD Therapy in Atlanta: Facts and Tips

posted Aug 25, 2012, 4:32 AM by Anthony Centore   [ updated Aug 25, 2012, 4:33 AM ]

ADHD, or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, is not something to be taken lightly. ADHD can affect both your personal and professional life in that it leads one to be disorganized, forgetful, overwhelmed, and much more. There’s a misconception that ADHD could only be found in children; this is not true. ADHD can stem from your childhood and be extremely detrimental throughout adulthood. The only problem with ADHD is the fact that it is a hidden disorder; a disorder that is unnoticeable. If you’re wondering whether or not you have ADHD, take a look at these signs and symptoms. Note: This article was composed by our Atlanta Therapy Non-clinical Staff writer. To speak directly with a licensed mental health professional, call our office anytime at 404-682-1923.

 

-       You tend to get distracted in the middle of a conversation with someone.

-       You have trouble paying attention and focusing on tasks.

-       You tend to overthink things to the point you make mistakes.

-       You are a poor listener and have a hard time following directions.

-       You are unorganized.

-       You have a bad habit of procrastinating.

-       You have a tendency of misplacing objects such as your cellphone, wallet, keys, etc.

-       You have poor self-control.

-       You frequently interrupt others.

 

If you went through this list of ADHD symptoms and you feel that you might be a victim of this disorder, don’t freak out. There are ways to beat this disorder, all you have to do is be committed and follow the steps listed below.

 

1)   Eat healthy and get plenty of exercise – When one combines eating healthy with exercising, their body begins to calm down and stress is automatically alleviated. Eat your fruits and vegetables and stay away from unhealthy saturated fat and such; doing so will get rid of your mood swings.

 

2)   Set Reminders – If you have a tendency to lose track of time, don’t be afraid to set reminders for even the smallest tasks. The more you avoid procrastinating, the more relaxed your body will feel. Hang a calendar in your room or office and write down every single task you need to accomplish. You will then start to get into the habit of remembering these tasks without having to write them down.

 

3)   Get a good night’s sleep – When you’re tired, you can’t concentrate; simple as that. Make sure to get about 7 to 9 hours of sleep each night in order to avoid being stressed out.

 

4)   Seek Help – Go to a doctor and let them know your symptoms. Your doctor will make sure to apply the best judgment and let you know how to relieve these symptoms. Your doctor might recommend a Psychiatrist for you or even prescribe you medication. However, don’t take any medication without a doctor’s recommendation.

 

If you think you have ADHD, know that your life is not at all in danger. If you want to help relieve the symptoms of ADHD, make sure to eat healthy and exercise, set reminders, get a good night’s sleep, and seek help (if needed). The quicker you relieve these symptoms, the quicker you are able to go back to living a normal professional and personal life. To learn more about psychological testing, or therapy treatment for ADHD, call us at 404-682-1923.

 

 

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