Do you struggle with organization or have trouble starting and switching tasks? Are you extremely distracted and unable to focus? Do your relationships with others suffer because you struggle from poor listening/comprehension skills and chronic lateness or maybe you have angry outbursts over seemingly minor issues? Do you often feel restless and have trouble relaxing? If so, these may all be signs of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) or Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD).
ADHD and ADD can start in childhood and cause struggles for children and adults in their lives. If a child does not get the help he or she needs at a young age, he or she can continue to struggle into adulthood. One of the biggest problems people have faced in the past is they didn't even find out they had ADHD until they were adults. Not knowing until years later can result in negative emotions about yourself such as feeling somehow you are not measuring up to others or that you somehow must not be very smart. When in reality, the problem has absolutely nothing to do with intelligence at all.
While experts don't know for sure what causes ADHD, they do believe genes may play an important part. Because some problematic symptoms -- like poor concentration or motivation, or interpersonal problems – could also be signs of other conditions (such as depression or substance abuse), it's important that you get examined by a trained and experienced mental health professional.
This is where online therapy can be of great help to you. Since everyone is different and there is no test that can detect ADHD, a diagnosis depends on a complete evaluation by a trained, experienced therapist who can then work with you (or your child) on a particular set of concerns and struggles. In the end, people with ADD and/or ADHD can learn to successfully live with and manage their symptoms with behavioral therapy and a set of learned skills.
Do you want to improve your relationships or be more successful in school or in your job? An online therapist at the Virtual Therapist Network can help you with the necessary tools and strategies for use in your everyday life. Because they will be working with you as a unique individual, they can help you discover how to use your particular strengths to combat your struggles, so your life feels more manageable and complete.
The really good news is with an online therapist, you can obtain this help from the comfort, privacy, and convenience of your own home. No more time spent traveling to a therapist's office and you can get the help you want during a time that is convenient for you; day or night. This results in less time and frustration wasted in traffic, a more flexible schedule for therapy appointments, and usually a cost savings for you.
What are you waiting for? At the Virtual Therapist Network, help is just a few clicks away and you can start improving the quality of your life today!
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