Conditions we treat
ADHD: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
“ADHD includes inattentive symptoms, hyperactivity and other associated mood disturbances”
ADHD is a disorder that affects a person’s ability to pay attention and control impulsive behaviour.
It is characterized by three types of symptoms: inattentive symptoms, hyperactivity or impulsive symptoms, and mood problems associated such as depression or anxiety.
Inattentive symptoms are related to a difficulty to sustain attention, to follow instructions, to organize; but also include getting easily distracted or being forgetful. The impulsivity or hyperactivity contains symptoms such as fidgeting, feelings of restlessness, talking excessively, ‘being on the go’, or frequently interrupting others.
ADHD has a very real biological basis, which means that someone with ADHD will have structural differences in their brains, most notable in an area that is responsible for impulse control.
On a daily basis our senses get bombarded by an array of stimulation, which can feel very overwhelming and energy draining for someone suffering from ADHD. Due to difficulties focusing and prioritizing “too much information,” the experience of sensory overload can be quite common.
These sensory processing difficulties can lead to some of the associated mood disturbances mentioned above, or to an increased sense of irritability or more fatigue.