What is ADHD?
ADHD is used to describe a particular set of actions; it’s a behavioural disoder that can affect both children and adults. At its core, ADHD consists of three core symptom areas: inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. Individuals can present with significant impairments in all three areas (ADHD-combined type) or more specific to inattention (ADHD-inattentive type) or hyperactivity (ADHD-hyperactive type).
ADHD is often recognized, and perhaps diagnosed in childhood, but it often continues to impact our lives as adults. The symptoms associated with ADHD (e.g., chronic forgetfulness, always being disorganized, an inability to finish projects, and an inability to sit still) interfere with life and the ability to succeed socially, academically, and professionally.
How can you help?
At Psychology Calgary, we have extensive experience in working with clients from aged 8-50+ years old who have ADHD. We will collaborate with you on specific treatment interventions, and utilize our past experience and current understanding of the latest research to help you understand yourself, your child, or a loved one who may be struggling with ADHD.
Individual interventions can be done behaviouraly, as well as by utilizing the cutting edge technology of neurofeedback. Neurofeedback is currently recognized as a Level 1 support by the American Academy of Pediatrics, meaning that it is recognized as an efficacious treatemnt to help manage the symptoms of ADHD.
We can help you find a greater ability to pay attention, focus, and complete tasks. But most importantly, we hope that as a result of the improvements in your quality of life due to our interventions, you will experience a greater sense of self-worth, confidence, and belief in your ability that you knew may have been hiding just below the surface.
We are happy to work with children adolescents, or adults who feel that they may need support in understanding, living, and coping with ADHD in their lives.