It used to be that only children received a diagnosis for ADHD. Today, parents have their kids diagnosed, and frequently realize that they themselves have lived their life with ADHD. As many parents are getting diagnosed, we now have grandparents realizing that they too have experienced unexplained frustration and anxiety. ADHD is highly genetic, so it is quite likely that more than one family member experiences the challenges that ADHD can present.
Not only does ADHD present challenges for those that have been diagnosed, but frequently for their loved ones. For those with ADHD, close relationships often present confusion and anger. Even if you, yourself, don't have ADHD; it can be difficult to be in close relationship to a loved one that does.
Because of the complexities of coping with this condition, I work with people that have ADD/ADHD in addition to people who love people with ADD/ADHD! In all of these situations, a baseline of education and some well targeted strategies are crucial.
"Coaching is wonderful for those with ADHD because
it gets to all the nitty, gritty stuff that medication does not address.
Medication can reduce the symptoms of ADHD and help you concentrate,
but it doesn't teach you how to get organized or get that better job."
Patricia Quinn, M.D. and Author