After eight long years of rock-busting in conventional counseling practices, Melanie Wells founded The LifeWorks Group in 1999 to offer clients a fresh, innovative approach to the everyday problems of life. Since that inauspicious beginning (we had two pleather chairs, a broken copier and about $7 in the bank) LifeWorks has trained hundreds of interns and helped tens of thousands... Read More
Does your child’s boundless, unfocused energy remind you of a rambunctious, untrained puppy? You have your fair share of “Awww” moments; but it’s a daily battle to outpace the tidal wave of household destruction. Is the only person less amused by your child’s “youthful vigor”, also your secret partner in pain: aka your child’s longsuffering teacher?
If so, your child may be the poster-kid for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (or ADHD). Trust us: You’re not alone on this one! 1 in 10 school-aged children will be diagnosed with ADHD before age 18. (And, we’re not the kind of people who are going to chalk up your everyday struggle to “over-diagnosis”; ADHD may be a modern phenomenon, but us exhausted mommies and daddies know: it’s the realest!)
There are three clusters of symptoms that compose ADHD. They are:
Adults can have ADHD too! But, thanks to years of practice and our fully developed frontal lobes, we’re a little better at concealing our condition from the masses. Nevertheless, more subtle symptoms of ADHD in adults may include:
If any of those traits sound like you or your child, it’s not time to fret: At Lifeologie, we specialize in innovation and “what works”.
A person with ADHD must learn effective ways to cope with his/her neurochemical inclination for attention-drift and the impulse to act without forethought. Effective therapeutic interventions for ADHD include traditional approaches such as psychotherapy and medication management—with a healthy dose of humor and a regimen of self-relaxation.
Hyperactivity in your child (or yourself) is just a veneer which covers up a really terrific person! And at Lifeologie, we’re always here to help you crack the ADHD shell!