The National Institute of Mental Health defines Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) as a brain disorder marked by an ongoing pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity/impulsivity that interferes with functioning or development….I define it as a unique attribute connected to some of the most successful people in history.

“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.”

-Albert Einstein

Some of the most well-known, successful people in our current world have lived with a diagnosis of ADHD and have used their ADHD to thrive in life. Take a look at this video to find out more!

So how do I treat my ADHD?

ADHD can be optimally treated using the combination of individual therapy and neurofeedback, Learn more here. Medications have also proven to be helpful in treating symptoms of ADHD. I primarily use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) when treating ADHD, by promoting the use of coping skills and modifying habits and behaviors. However, in some cases, a diagnosis of ADHD is masking a diagnosis of trauma. In these cases, engaging in trauma therapy (play therapy or EMDR) will alleviate the symptoms and possibly extinguish symptoms of ADHD.