Christian Counseling for ADHD2019-08-01T17:10:05+00:00

Christian Counseling for ADHD

Is it difficult to prioritize the overwhelming number of thoughts in your head at once? Are you constantly forgetting, misplacing, or losing things? Do you find it impossible to sit still? If you are struggling with these kinds of organizational and focus-related issues, you may have ADHD. While we tend to associate this neurobiological disorder with children and teens, it also affects adults, and without proper treatment it can lead to academic or professional failure, relational challenges, and emotional difficulties. To learn more about ADHD in both adults and children, please see the following articles by our expert Christian counselors.

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Is it difficult to prioritize the overwhelming number of thoughts in your head at once? Are you constantly forgetting, misplacing, or losing things? Do you find it impossible to sit still? If you are struggling with these kinds of organizational and focus-related issues, you may have ADHD. While we tend to associate this neurobiological disorder with children and teens, it also affects adults, and without proper treatment it can lead to academic or professional failure, relational challenges, and emotional difficulties.

ADHD is most often characterized by a co-occurrence of inattention, distractibility, impulsivity, and hyperactivity. However, persons diagnosed with ADHD may manifest some of these symptoms without the others, and many times children diagnosed with ADHD will outgrow the hyperactive elements of the disorder. People with ADHD commonly struggle with short attention spans and find it difficult to listen to others. They may be easily distracted and forgetful, unable to organize themselves or their thoughts, and may frequently take risks without thinking through consequences. People with ADHD are also commonly described as fidgety, unfocused, and unable to finish projects.

Many people find that being diagnosed with ADHD is a relief: they now have a way to understand to the inexplicable struggles they have been facing. What’s more, ADHD isn’t necessarily a burden – in fact, people with ADHD are some of the most creative, energetic thinkers around. But to really succeed with ADHD, intervention is often necessary. Our culture has often turned to medication to treat ADHD, but more and more people are finding success with psychotherapy. Learning to manage your symptoms by making small behavioral changes can make a real difference in your success.

If you find it hard to listen to others, remember details, or organize your time, it can be very difficult to maintain healthy, positive relationships. Persons with ADHD often struggle to read social cues, and their impulsive behavior can put a strain on romantic, familial, or professional relationships. Fortunately, our understanding of this disorder has dramatically increased over the past several years, and with the help of a professional therapist, you can learn strategies for building and maintaining meaningful relationships that will last.