By Interactive Metronome, Bricole Reincke - March 2, 2012

Adult ADD / ADHD self-help myths

Adult ADD / ADHD self-help myths

Curtesy of Helpguide.org!

You may be holding onto misconceptions about how much you can help yourself with adult ADD/ADHD.

MYTH: Medication is the only way to solve my ADD/ADHD.
FACT: While medication can help some people manage the symptoms ADD/ADHD, it is not a cure, nor the only solution. If used at all, it should be taken alongside other treatments or self-help strategies.

MYTH: Having ADD/ADHD means I’m lazy or unintelligent, so I won’t be able to help myself.
FACT: The effects of ADD/ADHD may have led to you and others labeling you this way, but the truth is that you are not unmotivated or unintelligent—you have a disorder that gets in the way of certain normal functions. In fact, adults with ADD/ADHD often have to find very smart ways to compensate for their disorder.

MYTH: A health professional can solve all my ADD/ADHD problems.
FACT: Health professionals can help you manage symptoms of ADD/ADHD, but they can only do so much. You’re the one living with the problems, so you’re the one who can make the most difference in overcoming them.

MYTH: ADD/ADHD is a life sentence—I’ll always suffer from its symptoms.
FACT: While it is true that there is no cure for ADD/ADHD, there is a lot you can do to reduce the problems it causes. Once you become accustomed to using strategies to help yourself, you may find that managing your symptoms becomes second nature.

Interactive Metronome (IM) is one avenue to treat Adult ADHD. We have had great success in improving:

  • Sharper and More Focused Attention
  • Control of Impulsivity
  • Increased Concentration
  • Improved Grades
  • Improved Motor Coordination
  • Better Communication Skills
  • Better Language Processing Skills
  • Improved Interaction with Peers
  • Reading & Math Fluency
  • Increased Sports Performance

Find out more on IM & ADHD Here!

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