Dallas Counseling for ADD/ADHD
ADHD is characterized by persistent short attention span, distractibility, disorganization, procrastination and problems with forethought, judgment and impulse control. Often, but not always, a psychological evaluation is highly useful in determining the presence of ADD/ADHD and pinpointing its origin.
Do you recognize yourself in many of these statements?
___ I have trouble getting started doing things
___I have trouble completing things
___I dislike tasks that require a long series of steps.
___I don’t do tasks efficiently (a good job in a short period of time).
___It is hard for me to do two or three tasks in a row.
___I don’t always do what needs to be done.
___I am easily distracted by things I hear or see even when I am trying to concentrate.
___I get distracted by my own thoughts.
___I have trouble doing tasks that require keeping my attention on them for a long period of time
___I often switch from doing one thing to another even when I don’t have to.
___I have trouble keeping my attention on one task.
___I don’t pay attention when I should, make careless mistakes.
___I have trouble listening while others speak to me.
___I get so deeply into one thing that I forget others.
___I lose or misplace things.
___I forget appointments.
___I am often late for appointments.
___I have trouble making plans long in advance.
___I rarely get to trains at least 10 minutes early.
___I get disorganized
___I have trouble organizing tasks.
___My personal work area is messy.
___I don’t prioritize or plan my day.
___I can’t work well without structure or direction.
___I waste a lot of time doing nothing.
___I need to keep walking, moving around.
___I have trouble sitting still, I fidget.
___I am easily frustrated.
___I get impatient easily.
___I interrupt when other people are talking.
___I focus and concentrate better if I am somewhat anxious.
___I often try to do more than one task at a time.
___I tend to make things more complicated than they need to be.
___I have trouble getting to sleep because my mind is going.
A great website for more information about ADD/ADHD is the Amen Clinics website.
If you or your loved one is dealing with ADD/ADHD, call Insights Therapy today at 214.706.0508 to speak with one of our qualified therapists. You can click here to email us or click here to schedule an appointment. Insights offers flexible scheduling with daytime, evening and weekend appointments.