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Attention Deficit Disorder Counseling: What It Is Like To Have ADHD

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Once you understand ADHD you can effectively treat it.

You cannot understand someone until you walk a mile in their shoes.   Attention deficit disorder counseling professionals have tried to do just that with ADHD.   It has been said that living with ADHD is always having to be on the move.   Never being able to focus on just one thing.   This constant flux of attention can lead to trying to do too much at once.   This ultimately leads to anxiety, panic, and a lack of concentration altogether.   When working with an ADHD patient or client one must understand that they are not ignoring you or being rude, they simply are trying to focus on several things all at once.   For more on what it’s like to have ADHD please read below:

By Dr Edward M Hallowell
From Huffington Post

Attention Deficit Disorder Counseling and Living with ADHD

What is it like to have ADHD? Buzzing. Being here and there and everywhere. Someone once said, “Time is the thing that keeps everything from happening all at once.” Time parcels moments out into separate bits so that we can do one thing at a time. In ADHD, this does not happen. In ADHD, time collapses. Time becomes a black hole. To the person with ADHD it feels as if everything is happening all at once. This creates a sense of inner turmoil or even panic. The individual loses perspective and the ability to prioritize. He or she is always on the go, trying to keep the world from caving in on top.

Lines. I’m almost incapable of waiting in lines. I just can’t wait, you see. That’s the agony of it. Impulse leads to action. I’m very short on what you might call the intermediate reflective step between impulse and action. That’s why I, like so many people with ADHD, lack tact. Tact is entirely dependent on the ability to consider one’s words before uttering them. We ADHD types don’t do this so well.

For the full article please go here.

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We owe it to our child to better understand what they are going through.

Once we learn to fully understand ADD, attention deficit disorder counseling techniques will work better.    Because in order to effectively treat a disorder you must fully understand it.

If you are interested in earning an online ADHD counseling certificate or taking online attention deficit disorder courses then you should visit our website.


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