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Adult Attention Deficit Disorder

ADD or ADHD is often undiagnosed in adults. ADD is characterized by having a very active brain, racing thoughts, lots of projects and ideas going at once. ADD is both a blessing and a curse, both a positive trait and a disorder. People with ADD are often very, very bright but suffer from a chronic lack of organization and clarity of focus. This is a highly treatable condition. However, many adults do not seek help from a lack of knowing they have ADD or a belief they can handle it on their own. ADD requires assistance from professionals! The ADD client will learn much more about the pros and cons of their condition. They will learn how to manage the downside of ADD as well as utilizing the abundant upside of ADD. Not treating ADD will result in many small, large, and ongoing catastrophes for the individual who has ADD and often for the people around them.

Some people choose to use medication to treat their ADD or ADHD. We cannot prescribe medication but we can refer you to someone who can. However, medication is NOT a substitute for therapeutic treatment. Medication will not teach you how to restructure your life, work through the shame ADD produces, as well as the multitude of other very important concepts every ADD person needs to learn to have a happy fulfilled life.

Parents with ADD children can also get help to understand how to become an advocate for their ADD child.

Getting help is the first step in coming to understand your ADD. Treatment can bring many positive experiences and opportunities for the person who has ADD. Remember, if you think you have ADD, you are in good company. These are just a few famous people who have or had ADD: Ansel Adams, Leonardo da Vinci, Prince Charles, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Dustin Hoffman, Michael Jordan, Beethoven, Thomas Edison, Albert Einstein, Anna Eleanor Roosevelt, Whoopi Goldberg, Agatha Christie, Ann Bancroft, Lindsay Wagner, Abraham Lincoln, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Nostradamus, Walt Disney, James Stewart, Socrates, Robert Johnson. (Yes, that last one is me!)

To see when our next ADD class is, go to our Events and Classes webpage.  We tend to offer classes on “What is ADD?”  “ADD and Relationships”, “ADD and Entrepreneurship” and   “ADD and Creativity”, as well as other ADD classes.

We also have ADHD videos for sale, which are available on our Videos for Sale page.

Helpful Links

What is Attention Deficit Disorder?
What are the symptoms of ADD & ADHD?
Children and Adults with ADHD (CHADD) website

 

 

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