Left untreated, people with ADD/ADHD develop other problems like depression and anxiety as they try to make sense of their world. With males and females, the distracting effects of ADD/ADHD behaviors causes wear and tear on their lifestyle that becomes a cycle of demoralization.
“Did you know that ADD/ADHD is often underdiagnosed in females?” – Cynthia Hutchins
People may experience:
- Often loses belongings
- Highly disorganized
- Impaired planning ability
Cynthia uses the treatment team approach, using referrals to psychiatry and a family therapist. Coping skills are taught to minimize the impact of the disorder and maximize the creativity often seen with this diagnosis.
Cynthia uses the well-established, highly effective treatment called Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment therapy (ACT), and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). In these types of therapy you will be actively involved in your own recovery, have a sense of regaining control, and learn skills that are useful in coping with your life. Together, you and Cynthia will learn skills during your therapy sessions that you must then practice outside of session.
Treatment Team Approach
You may be referred to a physician to evaluate the helpfulness of medication in your treatment and a family therapist, if family obstacles lie in your path.