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ADHD – What To Do About It By Dejan Jancevski, MA, LLP

by | Aug 2, 2022 | All

Introduction

ADHD is one of the most common conditions affecting children and adults. ADHD symptoms can be
challenging for people with the condition and their families, but there are effective treatments that can
help reduce symptoms and improve functioning.

ADHD is Treatable

ADHD is not a character flaw or a sign of laziness. It’s a brain disorder that causes the sufferer to be
unable to focus, complete tasks in a timely manner, and pay attention to details. ADHD is not curable,
but it is treatable.

Those with ADHD typically have three main areas of impairment:
• Inattention – being easily distracted, forgetful or disorganized
• Hyperactivity/impulsivity – fidgeting excessively or talking too much; interrupting others; behaving without thinking first

An effective treatment plan addresses more than just ADHD symptoms.

ADHD is a complex condition that affects many areas of life. It can impact your ability to pay attention, follow through with tasks, control your emotions and maintain focus. As a result, ADHD symptoms are often present in social situations, at school, and at work as well as within relationships and family relationships.

This means that an effective treatment plan addresses more than just ADHD symptoms. If you’re going
to have any hope of managing your symptoms effectively—and living a happy life despite them—
you’ll need to address all these different aspects of your life simultaneously. There are many options for treatment.

There are many options for treating ADHD. The first step is to consult a doctor or psychologist who
specializes in ADHD. Medication, behavior therapy, social skills training, parent training, and cognitive
training are common treatments. Brain training can also benefit people with ADHD by helping them
improve their executive functions (the ability to plan and organize tasks). Exercise has been shown to
help some people with ADHD. Diet changes such as eliminating sugar or artificial sweeteners may be
helpful as well. Holistic therapies such as yoga, meditation, and sleep hygiene can help reduce stress
levels which can improve symptoms of ADHD in some people.

There is no one treatment that works best for everyone but there are many choices available depending
on your needs! The best results come from a coordinated effort by the family, educators, doctors, and therapists.
The best results come from a coordinated effort by the family, educators, doctors, and therapists. It’s important to work together to create an individualized plan for managing ADHD symptoms. This is especially true if you have more than one child with ADHD since they may have different needs. Treatment helps to reduce symptoms and improve functioning. Treatment can help reduce symptoms and improve functioning. Treatment can help you manage your ADHD symptoms so that you can live a better life with fewer difficulties and greater success.
No single treatment works for everyone with ADHD.

No single treatment works for everyone with ADHD. Treatment options depend on the person and their
symptoms. The best treatment plan is a combination of different treatments that address all areas of
ADHD, such as medication and behavior therapy. The treatment plan should be individualized to each person’s needs, which means it’s important to work with a team of professionals who can coordinate with each other (for example, a psychiatrist or psychologist who specializes in treating ADHD). A long-term, comprehensive treatment plan can help you manage your ADHD symptoms and live a better life.

ADHD is a lifelong condition. It’s important to understand that it’s not something you outgrow, nor is it a “phase” you’ll eventually grow out of. ADHD is often referred to as a neurobiological disorder because it involves changes in the brain that cause symptoms. These changes may continue throughout your life, but with proper treatment and care, you can manage your symptoms and live a better life.

The primary features of ADHD are:
• Inattention (difficulty paying attention; forgetfulness)
• Hyperactivity/impulsivity (fidgety; restlessness)
• Problems with self-regulation (organization; self-control).

Conclusion

If you think you or your child may have ADHD, it’s important to seek out a qualified health care professional. With the right treatment plan, you can manage your symptoms and live a more fulfilling life.

Mr. Jancevski is a Limited Licensed Psychologist practicing working at Perspectives Counseling Centers in
the State of Michigan. He obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in both Psychology and Microbiology/Virology at
the University of Michigan. He later completed his Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology (specializing
in Child Development) from the University of DetroitMercy.

Mr. Jancevski provides psycho-therapeutic services to individuals with various mental health concerns, including, but not limited to:
• ADD/ADHD
• Adjustment issues
• Anxiety
• Behavioral issues
• Communication/Relational issues
• Depression
• Parenting issues
• Self-Esteem and Self-Efficacy issues
• Stress Management
• Head injuries / Dementia concerns
• Hallucinations
• Delusional Thinking

Mr. Jancevski specializes in treating: children, adolescents, adults, seniors, anger, anxiety/panic/phobias, chronic pain and Illness, depression, mood disorders, psychological and neuropsychological testing, self-esteem issues, severe and persistent mental illness, and stress management. He is trained in utilizing cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), psychodynamic psychoanalysis, accelerated resolution therapy (ART), mindfulness / motivational interviewing, and solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT).

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