While it’s normal for a person to forget a task, daydream, or act without thinking, one can develop significant issues that can impact their daily functioning.
Some concerns present as cognitive and behavioral challenges ranging from: inattentiveness, impulsivity, and hyperactivity which are signs of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD.
ADHD makes it difficult for a child or adult to inhibit their spontaneous responses, including everything from movement, speech, and assertiveness.
There are three primary characteristics of ADHD: Inattentiveness, hyperactivity and impulsivity, though all three aren’t always prominent.
Symptoms of ADHD/ADD:
- Have trouble staying focused or get easily distracted
- Appear not to be listening when spoken to
- Constantly fidget and squirm
- Talk excessively
- Act without thinking
- Interrupt often, or say the wrong thing at the wrong time
- Have a quick temper or “short fuse”
Whether or not symptoms of inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity are due to ADHD, they can cause significant problems if left untreated.
Treatment can make a dramatic difference in achieving healthy daily functioning.
If you’re interested in learning more about ADD and ADHD therapy, contact me today for a free consultation. I would be happy to share how I can help you or a family member address your concerns.