ADD & ADHD Centre – Adult Programs
Not many people believe adults can be diagnosed with ADHD.
Adult ADHD symptoms start in early childhood and continue into adulthood. In some cases, ADHD is not recognized or diagnosed until the person is an adult because symptoms may not be as clear as ADHD symptoms in children. In adults, hyperactivity may decrease, but struggles with impulsiveness, restlessness and difficulty paying attention may continue. Some adults have fewer symptoms as they age, while some continue to have major symptoms that interfere with daily functioning. In adults, the main features of ADHD may include difficulty paying attention, impulsiveness, indecision and restlessness. Symptoms can range from mild to severe. Many adults with ADHD are not aware they have it, they just know that everyday tasks can be a challenge. Adults with ADHD may find it difficult to focus and prioritize, leading to missed deadlines and forgotten meetings or social plans. The inability to control impulses can range from impatience waiting in line or driving in traffic to mood swings and outbursts of anger. This will eventually lead to difficulty achieving success in their relationships, workplace or education programs.
Treatment for ADHD is not just about taking medications. There are many other drug-free approaches that can help Children, adolescents and even adults with ADHD improve their ability to pay attention, control impulsive behavior, control mood swings, and curb hyperactivity. Some of these approaches include:
- Biofeedback therapy: This is an excellent intervention for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD). It utilizes deep diaphragmatic breathing techniques and provides physiological feedback. It can help improve attention, concentration and ability to focus on cognitive tasks.
- Brain Training Therapy: This is training that provides brain training protocols to improve cognitive functions by enhancing alertness, attention, concentration and memory.
- Neurofeedback therapy/ Hemo-encephalography therapy: Neurofeedback is direct training of brain function, by which the brain learns to function more efficiently. It applies to any aspect of brain function that can be measure. Neurofeedback is also called EEG Biofeedback, because it is based on electrical brain activity, the electroencephalogram, or EEG. Neurofeedback addresses problems of brain dysregulation like anxiety-depression spectrum, ADHD and ADD, behaviour disorders, various sleep disorders, headaches and migraines, PTSD and emotional difficulties. It is also useful for organic brain conditions such as seizures, Autism Disorder spectrum (ASD) and cerebral palsy.
- Mindfulness Meditation Therapy: This is a mental training practice that involves focusing your mind on your experiences (like your own emotions, thoughts, and sensations) in the present moments
These approaches or therapy plan are some of the programs or therapies available at Mobile Health Consult ADHD/ADD Centre.
SERVICES OFFERED AT MOBILE HEALTH CONSULT ADHD/ADD CENTRE
The care team at the Center for ADHD/ADD provides a wide-range, advanced, diagnostic assessments for children and adolescents with ADHD/ADD to determine the therapy /treatment that will be appropriate for each of them .Using a multidisciplinary approach to care, we develop individualized recommendations for addressing each child’s unique behavioral issues.
- Behavioural Evaluations
- Family Intervention plan