ATTENTION DEFICIT DISORDER
(ADD) – Children and Adults
ADD is a neurological disorder that affects at least 5% of the population. The symptoms for ADD include: short attention span, distractibility, Impulsiveness, and hyperactivity or restlessness, failure to pay close attention to details, difficulty sustaining attention in tasks, problems listening, misplacing things, being easily distracted, forgetful, problems following through on instructions, difficulties completing work, chores, or duties, and avoidance or dislike of prolonged tasks (i.e. schoolwork, homework, long movies, books). If ADD is left untreated it may greatly affect self-esteem, relationships and work. Proper treatment can change the ADD person’s life.
Treatment of ADD is psychotherapy for children which can include social skills and communication training, cognitive and emotional techniques, psychoeducation for the parents (teaching parenting skills), biofeedback and neurofeedback.