ADHD Treatment

ADD and ADHD: Dealing with the Symptoms

Life Tree Counseling Pat Murray

ADD and ADHD: Behavior and Understanding A typical ADD and ADHD miscommunication conversation: “What’s wrong with you?  Why are you so grumpy?” “It’s Saturday, and I have things I want to do and now you’re telling me I can’t because you have made all these plans.” “Oh, no, don’t blame me! We made these plans…

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The Challenges of Living with Someone Who Has ADHD

Life Tree Counseling Pat Murray

ADD and ADHD: Life with ADHD Living with and loving someone with ADHD certainly presents some intriguing challenges.  If we are perplexed, frustrated, and often feeling hopeless in trying to co-exist with ADHD, imagine how intensified these emotions are for those with the neurocognitive disorder whose every personal contact is impacted by his/her ADHD. The…

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ADD and ADHD: Is Medication Needed?

Life Tree Counseling Pat Murray

Is Adderall the Answer for ADD and ADHD Patients? Frustration over their inability to exercise self-control and failures to meet their own and others expectations leave many children and adults feeling anxious and hopeless.  Those who have been dealing with these symptoms generally experience great relief when the diagnosis of ADD and ADHD provides an…

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ADD and ADHD: Myths and False Assumptions

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“Growing Out” of ADD and ADHD In the past, many believed that those diagnosed with ADD or ADHD as a child could “grow out” of it.  With academic, professional, and social successes as the children matured, the myth about ADD and ADHD was born that the disorder was curable.  Parents and children held on to…

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ADD and ADHD Causes and Affects | Carrollton, TX

Life Tree Counseling Pat Murray

ADD and ADHD: What Can You do to Help Your Child?  When we see our children struggling and suffering with the symptoms of ADD and ADHD, our first response is to think, “What can I do to help” my child.  Usually we jump into action immediately by trying to control the situation or attempting to…

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What Causes ADD and ADHD? | Addison, TX

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Is It My Fault My Child Is ADHD? When we see our children struggling and suffering with the symptoms of ADD and ADHD, our first response is to think, “What can I do to help” my child.  Usually we jump into action immediately by trying to control the situation or attempting to diminish the emotional…

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ADD and ADHD | What Causes ADD in Kids? | Plano, TX

Life Tree Counseling Pat Murray

Struggling with ADD and ADHD? As parents, we often fall into the dark pit of guilt.  Finding ourselves feeling guilty when in our perfect hindsight, we find our decisions did not result in the expected outcomes.  Accepting responsibility for other’s behaviors or attitudes also heaps on the burden of guilt. When we see our children…

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ADHD From a Teacher’s Perspective | Part Two | Plano, TX

Life Tree Counseling Pat Murray

ADHD Persists Into Adulthood My earlier belief that ADHD did not persist into adulthood is not true. It does continue in about 65% to 80% of cases according to Russell A. Barkley, PhD., a leading researcher of ADHD in children and adults. As awareness has grown concerning adults with ADHD, DSM V released in May…

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