If you’ve been struggling with ADHD, chances are you’ve noticed the effects in your daily life and feel like it might be holding you back. Difficulties in academics, careers, self-care, relationships, and hobbies can lead to lowered self-esteem.
The Bucks County therapists at Ally Psych understand that your ADHD symptoms aren’t you being “lazy” or “absent-minded,” and it’s certainly not that you want to be scattered. With the right therapist, you can take back your focus.
Everyone feels a little scattered sometimes. But sometimes, this can be more persistent than you’d like, causing difficulties at school, work, or home. If you have difficulty staying focused on a single task at a time or if you need to constantly be doing multiple things, it might be time to start talking to a licensed therapist.
We know you probably have a lot of questions about what you experience and if it’s actually ADHD. Below is a list of common signs and symptoms of ADHD to help you start the conversation with your local therapist at Ally Psych.
You might fail to pay close attention to details, have difficulty sustaining attention, or have difficulty organizing tasks.
You often find yourself fidgeting, leaving your seat (when you’re expected to stay seated), or often seen as being “on to go.”
You tend to act without thinking. This can look like blurting things out in a conversation or buying something spontaneously.
You find it hard to stay on task. Instead, you might jump from task to task before each is completed.
Symptoms of ADHD (even without a diagnosis) were present in childhood, specifically before 12 years old.
We understand that ADHD can feel very limiting and difficult to overcome. We get it, you have to try a lot harder than your peers to achieve the same goals. We also know that you’ve probably already tried things to help yourself too, whether that was a diet, supplement, therapy, or something else.
The local Doylestown therapists at Ally Psychological Services are licensed and trained to help you or your loved one with ADHD symptoms.
Individuals with ADHD often describe a history of not being able to follow through on daily routines or with starting new activities.
Scheduling an appointment with a therapist at Ally Psych is a great first step. The therapist can help uncover whether the symptoms are likely from ADHD or something else. If your therapist is unsure, they may recommend you get testing by one of the psychologists at Ally Psych.
Absolutely. Your therapist can help you develop effective coping skills for your symptoms of ADHD that can make a significant difference in your daily life.
No. While medication can be incredibly helpful in reducing symptoms of ADHD, it is not mandatory. Therapists at Ally Psych will never try to push you or your loved ones to use medication you’re not comfortable with.
ADD is no longer in the DSM-5-TR, which is the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. ADHD is the term used for this mental health issue.
When you’re ready to talk, we’re ready to listen. Fill out the form below to get in touch with Ally Psych and schedule your appointment.