Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD / ADHD)

Description Attention Deficit Disorder, commonly known as ADD or ADHD, is normally diagnosed in children, although adults can be diagnosed with it as well. Undiagnosed ADD can cause problems in school, in the workplace, or in any other number of settings.

Those with ADD can act impulsively or have trouble concentrating, both of which can lead to poor decision making and coping skills.

The symptoms of ADD can mimic those of other psychological disorders. The most common symptoms are:

  • Inability to focus
  • Making impulsive decisions
  • Being easily distracted
  • High energy levels
  • Inability to sit still
  • Severe impatience
  • Anger
  • Easily forgetting things

How we can help

There are several therapies that may work to help you or your child cope with your ADD. A proper diagnosis must be in place first. An evaluation will be conducted by a licensed therapist who will then discuss a therapeutic plan with you.

Insight Psychological has four convenient locations: Edmonton, in Calgary, in Red Deer and in Spruce Grove. Please call us today to get to the root of you or your loved one’s Attention Deficit Disorder.