What Do ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) and ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) Mean, and Are You Experiencing the Symptoms? Is it related to sleep disorders? Do you need a Life Coach who specializes in this area?
According to WebMD, ADD and ADHD refer to a condition with symptoms such as inattentiveness, impulsivity, and hyperactivity.
The symptoms differ from person to person. ADHD was formerly called ADD, or attention deficit disorder. Both children and adults can have ADHD, but the symptoms always begin in childhood. Adults with ADHD may have trouble managing time, being organized, setting goals, and holding down a job.”
The A.D.D. Resource Center gives more details. (Note: I’m going to use both terms (ADD and ADHD) occasionally, because (although I might be wrong) I don’t think everyone who has these symptoms is hyperactive. However, the new convention is to refer to all symptoms under the label ADHD.)
Guest Contributor, Life Coach Linda Swanson, Will Teach Us More Here
I learned a lot about this broad topic from my colleague, Linda Swanson. She and her husband, Neil, specialize in Life Coaching for clientele who have been diagnosed as having ADD/ADHD. I find Linda and Neil to be thoroughly knowledgeable, always eager to learn more, and highly ethical practitioners. In addition, they are Very Nice People, so I highly recommend them. Click Here to learn more about Linda in this Center for Justice and Peace Building publication.
Their company is freetobecoaching. They are on the Board of Directors of The Professional Association of ADHD Coaches (PAAC). It is recognized by the International Coach Federation (ICF) as a sister organization.
Click Here to see Linda and Neil talk about their work as Coaches.
We’ll learn more about the coaching aspect after we explore ADHD in more depth. I have invited Linda to be one of my rare guest authors. Here is part of the wealth of knowledge she has to share. Please go to her website as a resource after reading this blog.