In your initial post, address the following questions:
In your future practice, clients may come in having self-diagnosed with ADD/ADHD. In your personal or professional experience, have you seen this occur? How did you handle it?
Find an ADD/ADHD self-screening tool and either take it or ask a friend or family member (of any age) to take it. Share two age-appropriate techniques, web resources, or apps that would help this person if they did “test positive” for ADD/ADHD. (You do not have to disclose the nature of the relationship of the person who took the screening test. Use a pseudonym unless you have permission otherwise.). MAKE THE PERSON UP. SOMEONE THAT IS 32 YEARS OLD
Diagnosing and Managing Adult Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
In my practice of therapeutic counseling psychology, I meet various clients with different behavioral challenges. I came across a client, who self-diagnose with ADHD, became worried of how the condition was affecting her behavior and general performance. I made the client understand that ADHD is a normal condition that can be handled and there was no reason to worry. After a series of behavioral therapies and medication, things would be normal. I encouraged her that she would need to take her medication seriously even after undergoing behavioral therapy sessions.
I took the adult self-report scale to determine if I demonstrate the symptoms of ADHD. The results indicated normal behavior. However, I would employee various techniques had I tested positive for the condition. For instance, I would develop structure and neat habits and strive to keep them. Breaking tasks into manageable units also helps in the management of the condition (Ohnishi, Kobayashi, Yajima, Koyama & Noguchi, 2019). Consistent taking of stimulants such as methylphenidate is one of the most recommended medications means of addressing the symptoms of the illness. I would also take antidepressants such as bupropion as alternative medical means to manage the condition.
I would conduct normal routine management behavior such as learning how to reduce impulse behavior, developing better problem solving skills, and I would learn ways to improve on how I relate with my family and colleagues (Gnanavel, Sharma, Kaushal & Hussain, 2019). Nonetheless, it is important to develop strategies of controlling one’s temper and improve self-esteem. Learning how to cope with the past social failures enhances the illness management process.
Gnanavel, S., Sharma, P., Kaushal, P., & Hussain, S. (2019). Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and comorbidity: A review of literature. World journal of clinical cases, 7(17), 2420.
Ohnishi, T., Kobayashi, H., Yajima, T., Koyama, T., & Noguchi, K. (2019). Psychiatric comorbidities in adult attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: prevalence and patterns in the routine clinical setting. Innovations in cli