Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in Adults

Although ADHD is frequently diagnosed in children, and the symptoms tend to fade over time, there are still many adults in the world that suffer from ADHD.

Unfortunately, many adults struggle with unrecognized ADHD because they assume their difficulties stem from other mental health conditions, such as depression or anxiety.

In adults, this may lead to further issues such as compulsive eating, substance abuse, chronic stress, and low self-esteem.

The team at Insight Psychological recognizes that adults suffer from ADHD, and we have the knowledge and expertise to support you and help you through these challenges.

Symptoms and Signs of ADHD

Typical symptoms of ADHD in adults can sometimes mimic other psychological disorders, such as anxiety, depression, and other learning disorders.

It can also resemble struggles with grief and loss as well as ongoing family, personal, and relational issues.

Symptoms and signs of ADHD in adults include:

  • Inability to focus
  • Impulsivity
  • Easily distracted
  • High energy levels
  • Inability to sit still
  • Severe impatience
  • Anger
  • Easily forgetting things

When to Get Help for ADHD

If you struggle at work, school or in other areas of your life with the above symptoms, and you feel it’s impacting your quality of life, then it’s time to get support.

Seeking professional help can help you better understand ADHD and gives you tools to reduce symptoms and cope with the challenges.

ADHD is complex, and no one should navigate the struggles alone!

Diagnosing ADHD in Adults

There is no single test used to assess and diagnose ADHD.

Our experts at Insight Psychological diagnose ADHD based on symptoms and how they impact an individual’s daily functioning.

We can provide an initial screening and clinical assessment to diagnose ADHD.

During an ADHD screening, we will work with you to identify the likelihood of an ADHD diagnosis.

Treatment for ADHD in Adults

Having a diagnosis of ADHD can be helpful in learning how to manage symptoms.

Besides other treatments, such as diet changes and medication, seeing a therapist is an important part of treating and living with ADHD.

ADHD can be treated using methods such as behavioral therapy, cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), and mindfulness therapy:

  • Behavioral therapy looks at the individual’s current struggles and the factors influencing them to encourage changes in behavior and self-perception.
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy focuses on thoughts, emotions, and beliefs that influence an individual’s behavior.
  • Mindfulness therapy helps individuals focus on the moment as well as how to acknowledge and regulate emotions to break free of negative thought patterns.

Therapy can help decrease impulsivity and help individuals with ADHD to reduce symptoms and the negative impact they may have.

ADHD Psychologists Near You

At Insight Psychological, our ADHD psychologists are trained to help adults with ADHD change their behaviors and disruptive patterns by focusing on effective coping techniques and organizational strategies.

Our therapy also addresses the elimination of disruptive patterns that can lead to the daily difficulties caused by ADHD in adults.

If you believe you would benefit from working with an ADHD psychologist near you, please contact our team at Insight Psychological or book your first appointment today.

Brooke Hendricks

Edmonton South, Online

Adults, Assessments

Loriann Quinlan

Edmonton South, Edmonton West, Online

Adults, Seniors

Terri Mulveney

Edmonton South, Online

Adults, Children (3-5), Children & Youth (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), LGBTQ community

Brandi Enns

Edmonton South, Online

Adults, Families, Couples, LGBTQ community, Sexuality, Assessments

Sabrina Brady

Edmonton Central, Edmonton North, Online

Adults, Adolescents (13-17), Seniors, Couples, LGBTQ community, Sexuality, Assessments

Karla Buchholz

Edmonton South, Online

Adults, Adolescents (13-17), Seniors, Families, Couples, LGBTQ community, Sexuality

Nikesha Deenoo

Edmonton South, Online

Adults, Adolescents (13-17), Seniors, Sexuality

Nicole Donovan

Edmonton South, Online, Sherwood Park

Adults, Children & Youth (6-12), Adolescents (13-17)

Kathryn Maier

Edmonton North, Online

Adults, Children (3-5), Children & Youth (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Families, Assessments

Cody Cobler

Edmonton North, Online, Sherwood Park

Adults, Children & Youth (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Families, LGBTQ community

Dawn Doucet Banting

Edmonton South, Online

Adults, Children (3-5), Children & Youth (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Seniors, Families, Couples, LGBTQ community

Meghan Odsen

Edmonton South, Online

Adults, Adolescents (13-17), Seniors, Families, Couples, LGBTQ community, Sexuality, Assessments

Chantelle Owen

Edmonton Central, Online, Edmonton West

Adults, Adolescents (13-17), Families, Couples, LGBTQ community, Sexuality

Luke Suelzle

Edmonton South, Online, Edmonton Central

Adults, Adolescents (13-17), Families, Couples, Sexuality

Kim Phua

Edmonton North, Online

Adults, Adolescents (13-17), Seniors, Families, Couples, LGBTQ community, Sexuality, Assessments

Brilene Wohlgemuth

Edmonton South, Sherwood Park, Online

Adults, Children & Youth (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Families, LGBTQ community, Assessments

Dr. Hendriatta Wong

Corporate Services

Shirley Leonard

Corporate Services

Tara-Lee Goerlitz

Corporate Services

Trina Wilson Orieux

Corporate Services

Adults

Leah Cadieux

Perinatal Services

Adults

Tracey Howell

Perinatal Services

Adults

Sonya Duffee

Perinatal Services

Adults, Families

Julia Braga

Perinatal Services

Jennine Fayad

Perinatal Services

At this time, Insight Psychological does not have therapists who specialize in this specific area, but that doesn’t mean we can’t help you! Please contact us to talk with our Intake Personnel to find a therapist that is a good fit for you and your unique circumstances.