How We Can Help With Difficulty With Focus
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.