Natural Adult ADD Treatment
Are you seeking a natural and holistic adult ADD treatment?
Individuals must have presented symptoms of ADD (attention deficit disorder) or ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) with onset by age seven to be diagnosed with the condition. However, the condition has only recently been widely accepted, so many adults who have tried to cope with their symptoms for years have only now been formally diagnosed.
Treatment for adults generally involves a team of professionals, along with the patients family and spouse if married. Appropriate treatment (which may not have to involve the use of potentially dependency-inducing drugs like Ritalin and can certainly be natural and holistic) will alleviate many of the symptoms.
Adult ADD treatment helps them develop and keep a daily schedule, control impulsive behavior, boost productivity in all their lifes environments, as well as manage whirlwind emotions like stress and anger. Proper treatment will assist in adopting organization techniques, and help individuals communicate more clearly and effectively with others.
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In order to do so, the body needs the support of some basic dietary and lifestyle good health habits, such as a full body detox and a proper understanding and application of nutrition. No matter how remote or unrelated a health condition may seem, these fundamental health steps will greatly magnify the effects and benefits of any of our health-promoting efforts, including the use of specific natural health remedies.
Non-medicated adult ADD treatments include individual or group therapy, self help groups, behavioral coaching and educational counseling to help adopt special learning techniques which work with the restless or inattentive ADD mind.
Adults who have struggled with ADD / ADHD, often without knowing the cause of their symptoms, tend to have trouble understanding and coping with the resulting underachievement, relationship issues, failures and academic difficulties they encounter. Their jobs too, often suffer. Talk therapy allows adults to express their emotions and find relief from low-self esteem, shame, guilt and other emotional baggage that arises from being perceived as different or strange by others in their youth.
Due to symptoms such as inattentiveness or hyperactivity (which sufferers have very little control over without proper supplements or treatments), many people may have reacted to them with resentment, frustration or criticism. This can be especially painful if the criticism arose from those closest to the patient. Again, ADD / ADHD became accepted by medical circles only within the last decades, so many adults bore the reputation of being undisciplined or bad children for much of their early life.
Marriage and family therapy
These therapies in adult ADD treatment will help heal the wounds in strained relationships or conflicts that stem from forgotten appointments or other unmet commitments. In turn, families will be able to educate themselves about the condition and learn to communicate more effectively.
Cognitive behavior therapy
This therapy in adult ADD treatment allows the patient to acknowledge and change negative behaviors or perceptions affecting quality of life. A formerly negative or pessimistic attitude born of years of struggle can be changing into a positive hopeful one. The therapy also helps improve skills associates with work performance, organization, time management, and associated skill sets.
Additional therapeutic modalities
Behavioral coaches can be used as well. These coaches focus on practical matters such as re-organizing the home or office space to be more productive, and modifying behaviors to allow productivity to work with the natural tendencies of the ADD mind. Issues such as procrastination or motivation will also be touched upon.
In this respect, professional organizers can also give helpful advice to make daily tasks like finding paperwork and meeting deadlines easier and less stressful. These professionals have at their fingertips a wealth of information on planners, to-do lists, organizers, filing systems, and so forth that may be more effective than the traditional methods employed by the average office worker.
Sometimes, especially visual methods such as wall charting hung systems work well for creative ADD personalities. An adult with the ailment should be open to exploring a range of adult ADD treatments that may help their condition. Other treatments include herbal supplements, changes in diet, and other holistic therapies (such as aromatherapy or visualization meditations).
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