The richest and fullest lives attempt to achieve inner balance between 3 realms: work, love and play.
That to pursue one realm to the disregard of the other is to open oneself to ultimate sadness in older age.
Whereas to pursue all 3 with equal dedication, is to make possible a life not only with achievement but with serenity.
—Doris Kearns Goodwin
- Develop and nurture healthy relationships
- Identify strengths and weaknesses
- Provide compassionate guidance in an effort to establish inner balance between work, love and play
- Help each individual find their unique full potential
Why seek help? What is the most important reason to get help for ADHD?
Individuals with ADHD are not disordered or defective as the medical term implies but they are different and many times do not fit into the expectations of those around them. As a result they often receive negativity from those around them. These negative reactions from others- such as teachers, neighbors, relatives, and other children-erode their feelings of self-esteem. The result is that as time goes by they suffer from many other psychological conditions that have nothing to do with their ADHD. Frequently, the damage is so great that ADHD is no longer their most serious problem. That means that the longer you hold off on helping your child or yourself, the worse the problems will probably get. The longer you wait, the more complicated problems are going to become and the harder it will be to take care of them.
The experts recommend medication and psychological counseling as the mainstay of treatment for ADHD. However no medication has ever cured ADHD. Physicians treat ADHD with medication but ask your doctor and they will be the first to tell you the medicines prescribed will not get rid of ADHD they will only take care of the symptoms for a while.
What is clear is that stimulant ADHD medications can be helpful, at least in the short term . While the ADHD medications can allow changes to take place, the effect wears off when the ADHD medication wears off. The ADHD medications do not improve academic skills or increase knowledge, however ADHD medications can help people pay better attention and see their work to completion. The ADHD medications only control the symptoms however they do not address the root cause of Attention Deficit Disorder symptoms and quite honestly scientists do not know precisely how the medications work . ADHD medications are like glasses or allergy medications. The ADHD medications don’t cure the disorder they only temporarily control the symptoms.
I specialize in the treatment of ADHD and combine the use of medications along with identification and modification of underlying issues associated with ADHD. I deal with these issues first or simultaneously before rushing into a course of ADHD medications. For lasting improvements, I recommend and utilize consistent behavioral and organizational therapy along with medications. The use of emotional counseling, practical support, healthy diet, daily exercise and good sleep hygiene further assist to diminish the symptoms of Attention Deficit Disorder. As in most psychiatric diagnoses there is no magic bullet and typically long-lasting change involves consistent investment into practicing lifestyle and behavioral changes.