Attention Deficit Disorder in Adults – Dr. Stephen Ferrari

January 7, 2008 at 4:26 pm Leave a comment

ADD is a disorder, which is much better understood, diagnosed, and treated today than in times past. Since most ADD is now only tested for and treated in children, there are many adults who suffer from this disorder without any awareness of the cause and possible alleviation of their difficulties.

There are three sub-types of ADD: inattentive, hyperactive-impulsive, and the combined form. Most articles on attention deficit disorder focus on the appearance of these symptoms in children, therefore a review of their manifestations in adulthood should be helpful.

Inattention

Poor organization with difficulty completing tasks; jumping from one thing to another; living in a state of mental and physical clutter; difficulty in maintaining concentration in conversation, groups, lectures, and meetings; being easily flustered; feeling hassled, tense, and/or overwhelmed due to difficulty focusing and processing information.

Hvperactivity

Always on the go; unable to relax unless fatigued; constant shifting of ones weight; engaged in multiple simultaneous activities; fidgetiness; constant motion somewhere in the body (fingers, toes, legs, etc.)

Impulsivity

Difficulty delaying gratification and anticipating consequences; speaking or acting without thinking; interrupting; buying, eating, drinking impulsively; rash decisions and statements.

In addition to the aforementioned, there are frequently mood abnormalities, feeling very good and very bad, often within a short period of time. 

Many adults with ADD may attribute these difficulties to low intelligence, nervousness or poor judgment, and may assume they are unfortunately stuck with these qualities (as are their loved ones). There are also many adults who are aware of their ADD, but leave it untreated because they assume that an unwanted medication treatment is their only option. Neither of these assessments is true.

Treatment

One method of treatment is Neurofeedback, a non-drug, painless, side-effect free procedure in which the person learns to re-train the attention mechanisms of the brain, alleviating the condition. Once the treatment is complete, no further training is necessary.

To request information on the treatment of Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD, ADHD), Mild to Moderate Autism Spectrum Disorders, Sleep Disorders, Chronic Depression, Chronic Anxiety, and Peak Performance Training contact:

Dr. Stephen A. Ferrari
Alta Neuro-Imaging Neurofeedback
1075 Yorba Place
Suite 105
Placentia, CA 92870
714.990.6536
Website: www.ocbiofeedback.com

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