ADHD Treatment

Parenting And ADHD With Pat Murray And Melissa Foley

SUMMARY: Pat Murray and Melissa Foley discuss parenting and ADHD. Episode #39 | Pat Murray and Melissa Foley talk with Kathleen Mills and Phillip Crum. Speakers: Kathleen Mills-Proprietor, Counselor at Life Tree Counseling Phillip Crum-The Content Marketing Coach Pat Murray-retired Life Tree Counselor Melissa Foley-Life Tree Counseling Phillip Crum: Do you know what time it…

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Attention Deficit Disorders Are Discussed By Pat Murray

SUMMARY: In this episode of the Life Tree Counseling podcast, Kathleen Mills and Phillip Crum discuss attention deficit hyperactivity disorder with Life Tree counselor Pat Murray. Episode #11 |Life Tree counselor Pat Murray discusses attention deficit disorders. Speakers: Kathleen Mills-Proprietor, Counselor at Life Tree Counseling Phillip Crum-The Content Marketing Coach Pat Murray-Life Tree Counselor KATHLEEN…

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ADHD Treatment | Adult ADD Diagnosis vs Children’s ADD Diagnosis

Life Tree Counseling Pat Murray

Diagnosis of ADD and ADHD through observable symptoms has been and continues to be the most widely used method.  Noting common behaviors such as forgetfulness, poor performance in school, distractibility, impulsivity, difficulty following directions, and poor time management were utilized to determine the presence of ADD and to determine one of three possible forms: Inattentive…

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How Symptoms of ADHD Can Hurt a Kid’s Social Life

Life Tree Counseling Pat Murray

There are three identifying symptoms of ADHD: Distractibility, Impulsivity Inattentiveness or Hyperactivity All these symptoms have a significant impact on the development of social skills.  Many of those who are ADHD remember the pre-school years as happy years with few memories of feeling different or lonely, but certainly by fifth grade an awareness of negative…

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Informing Kids About ADD and ADHD

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“I knew as a kid that I was different from my classmates, but I didn’t know how I was different.”  People who are diagnosed as Adult ADHD often share this memory from childhood.  Unfortunately, with incomplete information, these people often have suffered anxiety, loneliness, helplessness, and low self-esteem.  Learning about ADD and ADHD and the…

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Understanding ADD and ADHD: Family Life

Life Tree Counseling Pat Murray

It is time for ADD and ADHD to come out of the shadows. When someone in a family is dealing with ADD or ADHD, everyone in the family benefits from information and understanding about ADD and ADHD.  With awareness of what behaviors are controllable and what are beyond self-discipline, inaccurate assumptions of intentions can be…

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Understanding ADD and ADHD: A Case for Counseling

Life Tree Counseling Pat Murray

Although the use of medication can improve the identifying symptoms of ADD and ADHD—distractibility, impulsivity, and hyperactivity, it does not automatically correct patterns of behavior.  The impulsive tendency to interrupt or talk over other’s who are speaking can be a well-established behavioral pattern that will require  therapy in order to replace the disruptive behavior with…

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ADD and ADHD: Positive Outcomes and Benefits

Life Tree Counseling Pat Murray

Strong Work Ethic and Perseverance Although dealing with ADD and ADHD can be challenging, there a number of positive outcomes that result from managing the symptoms. A strong work ethic is often developed through the acceptance that things do not always come easy. Reading, for example, often requires frequent re-reading and looking back in an…

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ADHD: Living With and Loving ADHD

Life Tree Counseling Pat Murray

Living with and Loving ADHD Understanding ADHD and the behaviors associated with the neurocognitive disorder provides those with it and those who are in a relationship with them to work cooperatively. With a joint problem solving approach, systems can be put in place to alleviate stressors in the relationship. ADHD: Diagnosing the Situation For example,…

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