A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.
- Christopher Reeve
Adults who struggle with unmanaged symptoms of ADHD can end up experiencing depression and anxiety at higher rates than the rest of the population. It makes sense. If your symptoms are not managed, then you are more likely to fall behind at work, not make professional gains, and lose relationships due to the fallout of the ADHD symptoms such as impulsivity, difficulty regulation emotions, time blindness, disorganization, and distractibility. When someone hits ongoing snags and setbacks in key parts of their life such as in their job or significant relationships, the result is often hopelessness and helplessness…a recipe for depression and anxiety. ADHD is no joke. It doesn’t stop affecting a person when they turn 18 or graduate school. ADHD effects continue to be part of your journey.
ADHD also offers gifts and wisdom to a person. Every gift has a dark side…AND every dark side has its gifts. A therapist who has experiencing working with individuals who have symptoms of ADHD can acknowledge and work with all parts of this dynamic disorder.
Some therapists have extra training and experience to offer specific coaching interventions to help a person manage ADHD symptoms. There IS hope. There are strategies a therapist can help you incorporate into your daily life that will begin to see steady improvement.
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