ADHD stands for attention-deficit/ hyperactivity disorder. It’s a condition that may start in childhood and carry through to adulthood. It’s believed that boys tend to be diagnosed more than girls. However, this may be because boys experience more externalizing symptoms while girls experience more internalizing symptoms. Various methods address ADHD, like behavioral and cognitive therapy (BCT).
The YouTube video “How This Type of Therapy Can Be Helpful for ADHD” touches more on BCT.
How Does BCT Help?
Therapy can help individuals to identify negative thought patterns and address these patterns. Patients are taught a series of coping strategies when dealing with ADHD. Patients learn more about their condition and how to manage it daily. Coping strategies range from dealing with impulsivity to promoting a healthy self-image, learning how to regulate emotions, and effectively solving problems.
One of the more common issues that patients with ADHD face is time management. This therapy helps patients to manage their time and duties effectively. Patients learn to set and attain their goals. They learn how to effectively prioritize their tasks and create schedules they can stick to. Also, develop programs that help them complete their assignments on time.
It starts by breaking a task into smaller pieces, then setting goals to complete each small task. ADHD therapy can help improve the quality of life of patients with ADHD.