I have worked with many people (adults and children) throughout the years who have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Most people know it as “an attention problem”, but don’t know much else about it, other than it causes them much frustration in their lives. Some people find an easy fix with medication while many others either do not feel right taking medication because of the side effects or have tried medication to no avail.
There are many behavioral approaches to treating attention problems. The first step is to make sure that it is truly an attention problem. Many people who are diagnosed with attention problems actually have anxiety or other disorders that show up as attention problems. Treating the CORRECT underlying issue is often the key.
As with any other problem, it is always best to consult with your medical doctor first to make sure that there is no underlying medical issue to your problem.
If you are looking for a therapist in Long Beach for ADHD or ADD, please give me a call to ask me a question or to set up an appointment.