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ADD and ADHD Counseling in San Antonio, TX

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ADD/ADHD

 

San Antonio Authentic Counseling services patients with ADD/ADHD in San Antonio, Texas. To make an appointment, call our office at 210-757-3782.

What Are ADD and ADHD?

 

ADHD stands for Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder. It is an umbrella term that covers a spectrum of behaviors. The outdated term ADD, or Attention Deficit Disorder was once used to describe inattentive-type ADHD.

 

The disorder has three major types:

  • Impulsive/Hyperactive Type: Features hyperactive and impulsive behaviors.

  • Inattentive/Distractible Type: Features inattentive and distractible behaviors.

  • Combined Type: Features a combination of both behaviors. The combined type is by far the most common variety of ADHD.

 

Causes of ADHD

The causes of ADHD are not well-understood. Most scientists believe the disorder has a genetic basis, as it happens in parents and siblings.

 

Many people do not believe that ADHD is a "real" diagnosis and resist seeking treatment for themselves or their children. Still, scientists maintain that it is a brain-based biological disorder thought to be related to low levels of the neurotransmitter dopamine.

 

The Impact of ADHD

From personal relationships to work or school, ADHD touches all aspects of life. Learning to cope with the changes in thought, behavior, and mood caused by ADHD is a lifelong struggle. Stimulant medications help many people, but counseling is also a valuable tool.

 

Benefits of ADHD Counseling

Counseling can help ADHD patients in many ways:

  • Developing new habits to cope with life's demands at work, school, and home

  • Recognizing behavior patterns

  • Practical help for parents with children diagnosed with ADHD

Are You a Good Candidate for ADHD Counseling?

Anyone diagnosed with ADHD can benefit from a counselor's support, including children, teens, and adults. Counselors can help patients with coping skills, daily strategies, and other psychiatric conditions like depression or anxiety, which often occur in tandem with ADHD.

Why Choose San Antonio Authentic Counseling?

We have helped many patients with ADHD learn to be more comfortable with themselves and cope with the effects of the disorder. We foster a friendly, open, non-judgmental atmosphere where everyone feels welcome.

Frequently Asked Questions About ADHD

 

What are some of the most common signs of ADHD?

These symptoms apply to patients of all ages.

 

Attention difficulties:

  • Inattention to detail; careless mistakes

  • Trouble paying attention

  • Highly distractible

  • Loses things, disorganized

  • Forgets to turn homework in

 

Hyperactivity:

  • Fidgets

  • Runs around constantly

  • Can't stay seated

 

Impulsivity:

  • Excessive talking, interrupting

  • Impatience

 

What are the signs of adult ADHD?

Many of the same symptoms evident in childhood persist into adulthood, but many adults have learned to mask these symptoms to get by. These include:

  • Poor planning skills

  • Trouble multitasking

  • Poor time management skills

  • Disorganized

  • Unable to tolerate frustration

 

Are girls or boys more likely to get ADHD?

More boys than girls are diagnosed with ADHD of the combined or hyperactive type. Girls tend to skew more toward the inattentive type of ADHD, meaning that their outward symptoms often do not appear until they are in their teens. Many girls go without an ADHD diagnosis until young adulthood.

Call San Antonio Authentic Counseling

 

If you or your child has ADHD or feel you would benefit from an evaluation, call San Antonio Authentic Counseling at 210-757-3782. We can help you begin your journey toward a diagnosis or help you navigate the struggles of daily life with the disorder.

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