August 11, 2022
Category: Mental Health
Tags: Focusing Difficulties   ADHD  

Your doctors in Fairfax, VA, can help improve your ability to focus

If you or a family member are having difficulty focusing, it can dramatically impact your life. Inability to focus can cause problems with learning, completing important tasks, and other milestones in life.

The doctors at The Child & Family Counseling Group in Fairfax, VA, offer a wide range of diagnostic and therapeutic services, including treatment of focusing difficulties in children and adults.

Having difficulty with focus can be an isolated problem, affecting both children and adults. It can also be a symptom of a more complex issue, known as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, commonly called ADHD.

When you or a family member have difficulty with focus, it can cause:

  • Difficulty reading
  • Problems learning in school
  • Poor job performance at work
  • Problems concentrating and completing tasks

If you or a family member has ADHD, difficulty focusing is just one of a series of issues which can dramatically affect your life.

ADHD has several signs and symptoms, which are especially evident in children. Signs and symptoms include:

  • Difficulty remaining still for long periods
  • Frequently fidgeting or squirming
  • Problems becoming and staying organized
  • Frequently forgetting or losing things
  • Problems paying attention or listening
  • Excessively talking or blurting out comments
  • Inappropriately running or climbing on things

Your doctor can perform tests to evaluate whether you or a family member is having difficulty focusing, and if the issue is part of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Once a diagnosis is made, your doctor can develop a comprehensive treatment plan to increase ability to focus, and to manage other symptoms of ADHD. Common treatments include:

Medication which is designed to increase brain function and ability to focus and concentrate. Common medications include Adderall or Ritalin.

Behavioral techniques designed to help increase focus and limit harmful behaviors.

Lifestyle modifications including increasing nutrient intake and exercise

If you or a family member has difficulty with focus, or you suspect ADHD, don’t ignore it. Undiagnosed and untreated ADHD can result in long-term problems in adulthood, including:

  • Mood swings and depression
  • Sleep disorders and insomnia
  • Difficulty with relationships
  • Difficulty making friends
  • Inability to do well in school
  • Poor performance at work
  • Sleep disorders and insomnia

To learn more about the diagnosis and treatment of focusing difficulties and ADHD, talk with the experts. Call the doctors at The Child & Family Counseling Group in Fairfax, VA. You can reach them in the office by calling (703) 352-3822, so call now.

By The Child & Family Counseling Group,PLC
March 30, 2021
Category: Mental Health

The Child & Family Counseling Group in Fairfax, VA, provides mental health counseling for patients of all ages. Anyone can benefit from psychotherapy and improve the quality of their life!

You may think of mental health therapy, or psychotherapy, as something for a person with a serious mental disorder but the truth is that anyone can experience the benefits of psychotherapy. Meeting with a therapist you trust and simply expressing yourself is therapeutic for a lot of people.

Our team in Fairfax, VA, is qualified to help people at all stages of life with long-term problems like depression and anxiety. You may also seek therapy for a certain issue like substance abuse, problems in a relationship, or help to grieve a loved one.

These are just some of the reasons people seek therapy:

  • Depression and mood swings
  • Anxiety
  • Anger issues
  • Grieving the loss of a loved one
  • Problems sleeping
  • Family issues
  • Relationship problems
  • Self-harm
  • Substance abuse
  • Behavioral problems
  • Problems sleeping

Whatever your reason is for seeking mental health therapy, our team of psychologists, psychiatrists, and social workers can help. Mental health therapy can teach new coping mechanisms and help you change poor habits to lead a more fulfilling life.

If you've never seen a psychiatrist or social worker before, your evaluation will likely begin over the phone. At your first appointment, you'll be interviewed and may be asked about your family history. Your therapist will want to know what your goals are for therapy and what you are open to in terms of treatment methods to create a customized treatment plan for you.

These are just some examples of what you can learn and benefit from in therapy:

  • Relieve stress
  • Learn new coping mechanisms
  • Change negative habits and behavior
  • Reach personal and professional goals
  • Improve your relationships
  • Overcome challenges
  • Boost confidence and self-esteem

Mental health therapy can help you learn healthy behaviors and change negative habits to improve your life! The Child & Family Counseling Group in Fairfax, VA, is here for you if you need mental health therapy. If contact us for an appointment at (703) 352-3822.

By Child and Family Counseling
May 31, 2019
Category: None
Tags: Untagged

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