HD Psychology   


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HD Psychologists, Sydney - ADHD Treatment, Counselling Psychotherapy

HD psychologists work with clients with ADHD to improve time management, organizational skills, set goals, complete projects, and help clients to develop strategies to deal with specific challenges, and determine and use individual strengths, while understanding reasonable expectations through developing accurate self-awareness.

Attention Deficit Hyper Activity Disorder  (ADHD) results in impaired social and academic functioning. It is often first noticed in children when they fail to learn at school. ADHD affects approximately 7% of the population and approximately 2 to 4 times more girls. What causes ADHD is not clear but genetic,environmental, neurobiological, and demographic factors have all been identified as possible contributors.

Behavioural symptoms often include being exclusively active, impulsive, inattentiveness and non-compliance. Accurate diagnosis is complex and specialist assessments are needed to determine if a child has ADHD, and for that matter if an adult has ADHD.

Those with ADHD often do not achieve the same academic and career outcomes as the general population. The proportion of children initially diagnosed with ADHD symptoms drops by 50% over three years regardless of the type of treatment used. Similar results were also found when no treatment is provided. ADHD persists into adulthood in about 30% to 50% of cases. Those affected are likely to develop coping mechanisms as they mature, thus compensating for their previous symptoms.
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Managing ADHD symptoms usually involves some combination of medication, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Lifestyle changes.

Medications is only recomended where children have severe symptoms and for those with moderate symptoms who do not respond to psychotherapeutic alternatives.

Much of the treatment for ADHD focuses on how the disorder affects behaviour and learning how to improve these behaviours. This includes assessing  how a child's behaviour impacts on the family and on interactions and learning at school. A plan is then developed to assist parents and teachers to manage and modify the child's behaviour in positive ways.

If you believe that you suffer from the above symptoms, we can provide a detailed assessment and recommendations.