Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD is a pattern of inattention that impairs one’s abilities to function. ADHD was first noted in history in the early 1900’s. ADHD typically begins in childhood and can sustain into adulthood. In addition, it affects about 5% of children and 2.5% of adults in the United States. Harmony Bay Wellness can help patients finally find relief from their symptoms of ADHD and begin turning a corner in their recovery.
WHAT ARE COMMON SYMPTOMS OF ADHD?
ADHD can negatively affect one’s abilities to function at school, work, and home. In addition, if left untreated, ADHD can cause significant impairments in daily functioning. Those with ADHD may struggle with many symptoms, including the following:
- Inability to follow through on instructions
- Easily distracted by external stimuli
- Difficulty keeping attention for tasks and activities
- Inability to pay close attention to detail
- Makes frequent mistakes in school/work
- Does not complete school/work tasks
It is common for those with ADHD to experience additional mental health difficulties including anxiety and depression. In addition, if you or a loved one is struggling with any of these symptoms and finding it difficult to live a happy life, it is time to find an ADHD treatment center.
WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ADD AND ADHD?
ADD and ADHD used to be considered separate diagnoses, but ADD is now considered an outdated term. The American Psychiatric Association (ADA) updated the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) in May 2013. Since this update, ADD is no longer recognized by the APA. The correct term or diagnosis is now ADHD and there are three subtypes:
Inattentive ADHD – Characterized by not paying attention to detail, not listening, and being easily distracted.
Hyperactive/impulsive ADHD – Is described as fidgeting, talking quickly and talking too much, interrupting, unable to stay still.
Combined ADHD – A combination of both above.
WHAT’S INVOLVED IN AN ADHD TREATMENT PROGRAM?
Treatment for ADHD includes group and individual therapy services. In addition, group therapy will provide education and learning tools to increase focus, attention, and retention. Also, individual therapy services will also prioritize skill building, including learning and practicing tools to cope and tolerate distress.
When necessary, our healthcare providers will responsibly administer medications to enhance treatment outcomes. However, it is important to note that medications alone will not lead to long-term stability.
WHAT ARE MY NEXT STEPS IN GETTING HELP FOR ADD?
When you’re looking for the best ADHD treatment New Jersey provides, look no further than Harmony Bay Wellness. Also, we are proud to provide a variety of mental health treatment services in South Jersey to give our patients the care and support they need and deserve.
Our diverse mental health treatments include:
- Clinical mental health therapies
- Psychiatric treatment evaluations
- Intensive outpatient programs
- Telehealth treatment services
- Integrative wellness services
Don’t continue to let ADHD disrupt you or your loved one’s life. Call Harmony Bay Wellness today at 855.765.6399. We look forward to helping you.