Dr. Rob Rosenthal
I specialize in treating adolescents and adults with Attention Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), as well as the anxiety and emotional difficulties that often coincide with attention issues. Several strategies can help manage ADHD.
ADHD is a neurological disorder characterized by difficulty with managing attention and inhibiting behavior that affects around 5% of the population. There is a strong genetic component; ADHD often clusters within a family.
Common Problems for Adults
As many as 90% of people diagnosed with ADHD continue to experience problems related to it in adulthood. In addition to problems with attention, adults with ADHD often have trouble with everyday activities requiring attention, from sustaining jobs and relationships to managing money or driving safely.
Individuals with ADHD usually do not lack knowledge or skills; they have difficulty putting their skills into practice, especially when undertaking long-term projects. The following are a few strategies to help with task completion:
1) Dividing tasks into small, manageable increments
2) Minimal distractions in the immediate environment
3) Visual and auditory reminders about one's goals
While these and other strategies can help many people with ADHD, it is important to remember that every person with ADHD is unique. There is no "one size fits all" approach to treatment.