After treating over one thousand patients that have a diagnosis of ADHD or ADD in Portland Oregon (OR), one of the main factors that emerges is the rise that these individuals seem to have in self confidence. Many relate stories of being told how deficient they were as children in one or more areas. They speak of enduring hardships in school, labeled as problem kids, told they were not working up to their potential and after awhile began to believe what they were hearing.
Can one begin to imagine how those young impressionable minds were affected hearing that over and over? It would be quite difficult not to begin to see yourself as the problem when in many cases it was simply that parts of the brain were not connecting properly and once remedied, these folks find results that in some cases are almost miraculous. I’ve heard stories of students who had been dismissed from schools were now getting 4.0 GPA’s, folks who were fired from numerous positions, getting raises and be held up as model employees. Patients who were taking anti-depressants or anti-anxiety medications, find that they were no longer necessary or greatly reduced. It is amazing what can and does happen when someone is assessed, diagnosed, and begins treatment to correct the attention deficits.
If you have had problems with your ability to pay attention, problems with being able to focus or concentrate, find that your mind wanders after a few minutes on a task, start projects but rarely complete them, put off things until the last minute, etc. then you might have ADHD or ADD. Why suffer needlessly when assistance could be just a phone call away. If you, or someone you know, can identify with these symptoms, and live in the greater Portland Oregon (OR) area, give me a call and let’s discuss your situation.
As always I welcome your comments, feedback and suggestions.