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It’s only in recent years that ADHD is becoming better understood in girls and women. But we still have a long way to go, according to Terry Matlen, ACSW, a psychotherapist and coach who specializes in ADHD. She noted that we need to improve how we identify girls with ADHD, evaluate them and administer treatment.
The idea of personal coaching to help individuals with ADHD was first presented in an article by Dr. Edward Hallowell in 1995. The article, "Coaching: An Adjunct to the Treatment of ADHD," was based on Dr. Hallowell’s clinical experience as a psychiatrist working with patients with ADHD and his frustration with his inability to provide the more intensive support that was often necessary to help his patients manage the challenges and complications of daily life.
I find it so rewarding working with patients with Adult ADHD because an accurate diagnosis and effective treatment can greatly impact a person's career, health, and quality of life.
Our loved ones with ADHD are vibrant, creative, and generous. They push us outside our comfort zones, and remind us to laugh. Sometimes, their ADHD symptoms also make them harder to love. Here, real-life couples share their biggest ADD-related relationship challenges and frustrations.
Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder is a well-known affliction that is characterized by difficulties in impulse control, hyperactivity, and a reduced ability to concentrate for extended periods of time. While it is typically considered to be an issue afflicting children and young adults, a growing body of research has revealed that ADHD does not disappear when one reaches adulthood. It is now estimated that symptoms persist into adulthood for as many as 60 percent of those who are diagnosed with the disorder during childhood.
ADHD coaching is a relatively new field that has become more prominent in recent years. Coaching is an intervention that complements medication and other non-pharmacologic alternatives. As a specialty within the broader field of coaching, ADHD coaching is a practical intervention that specifically targets the core impairments of ADHD such as planning, time management, goal setting, organization and problem solving.
Forensic psychiatrists use their medical training or knowledge in psychiatry to solve a legal question. Such specialists might write a report about an employee who has a disability, deal with a family that is challenging a loved one’s mental competency, or testify in court as to someone’s mental condition. Dr. Bailey, however, also worked and served in settings where children were in trouble, such as juvenile detention centers and school systems. As he grasped the extent of the problem with underdiagnosed ADHD not only with children but also adults, he devoted his energies to advocacy.
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) impacts a person’s ability to focus on work or a project in order to get things done. Instead, a person with ADHD’s attention is divided, resulting in many people feeling like they’re just spinning their wheels.