At times, sitting still and paying attention can be difficult for all people. But, for those who suffer with Attention-deficit/ hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), it is nearly impossible.
This condition affects nearly 11 percent of school age children, and more times than not symptoms persist into adulthood.
Research has shown that the impulse behaviors that people with ADHD experience are related to low dopamine levels in the brain. These low levels make repressing the urge to blurt something out, fidget, grab items off a table, and constantly wanting to move about very difficult to control.
The severity of symptoms can vary and therefore treatment options vary as well. In therapy we can identify if certain settings trigger these feelings (sometimes manifestations of this disorder are more prominent at school, home or social gatherings). You will also have the option to explore non-medication treatment options from a more holistic perspective, such as how diet, nutrition, sleep and balance can support focus and a reduction in impulsivity. We can then work on ways to control your symptoms and improve your over well-being.