Finding New Focus with ADD & ADHD
Identifying the causes of your attention problems may help you reclaim your self-confidence and learn how to slow down, recognize and organize your thoughts and emotions.
Moving too quickly from one subject to another or difficulty following through on tasks may point to an attention disorder. A lack of focus and concentration can diminish your self-confidence and inhibit your professional life and personal relationships.
Attention problems including ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) and ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) can be a part of your biology or temperament, or it can be related to anxiety about an event or circumstance in your life. It can also be a side-effect of depression or stress: you’re distracted when you have other things on your mind.
Dr. Wu helps patients to develop and improve functions that are often compromised along with attention. These may include:
Attention problems, including ADD, can affect you in many ways:
Psychotherapy helps you to tease out what might be causing your shortened attention or concentration. Psychodynamic psychotherapy is particularly well suited to comprehending the breadth and complexity of interwoven factors that may look like a disorder or diagnosis. Attention deficit disorder (ADD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) tend to be over-diagnosed or inappropriately diagnosed.
For many, whose symptoms may have long been misunderstood or misdiagnosed, getting the appropriate diagnosis and, subsequently, the proper medication that could improve symptoms may come as a significant relief.
But problems involving attention reach into so many areas of personal, professional, and social functioning that simply taking medications seldom resolves the diversity of challenges facing those who live with them.