Dialectical Behavioural Therapy For ADHD
There are many treatments out there that can help those with ADHD, but not all of them work for everyone. One of the most popular approaches to managing ADHD symptoms comes from the field of psychotherapy known as dialectical behavioural therapy, or DBT. In this brief guide, we’ll explain what DBT is and how it can help you live a happier life with ADHD.
1) Symptoms Of Attention Deficit Disorder
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurobehavioral condition that usually develops in childhood and often continues into adulthood. Although it affects both genders, it is four times more common in boys than girls. There are three subtypes of ADHD: combined, predominantly inattentive and predominantly hyperactive-impulsive; however, only 15 to 20 percent of individuals with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) present with one subtype. Regardless of which subtype you have, symptoms may include difficulty organising and prioritising tasks; difficulty maintaining focus; restlessness; and forgetfulness. The most common symptom presented by children and adults with ADHD is attention deficit — as such it’s important to seek treatment as soon as possible.
2) What is Dialectical Behavioural Therapy?
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is a psychotherapy that aims to treat people who suffer from chronic and severe mental health problems. DBT was originally designed as a treatment for borderline personality disorder, but it has since been adapted and successfully used to treat other conditions such as anxiety disorders, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, and substance use disorders. It is particularly well suited for those with emotional regulation difficulties. The core principle of DBT is that all emotions have two components: a cognitive element (thought processes) and an emotional element (physical sensations). When we feel sad or depressed, for example, our negative thoughts can trigger strong physical sensations of discomfort in our bodies.
3) How Does DBT Work?
DBT is a type of cognitive behavioral therapy that was developed to treat patients with borderline personality disorder. It is now being applied in a variety of other areas as well, including treatment for those diagnosed with attention deficit disorder. DBT works by providing coping strategies and techniques for managing intense emotions, negative thinking patterns, and behavior problems. This allows people who struggle with anger management issues or harmful behaviors to learn how to effectively deal with their symptoms. An excellent example of an effective application for those living with attention deficit disorder is DBT’s mindfulness skill set. By teaching individuals how to focus on one task at a time rather than trying to multitask, those who struggle focusing find that they are able to accomplish more throughout their day.
4) Things That Help Me Manage My Symptoms
It’s important to identify ways that you can help yourself manage your symptoms of ADHD. Some of my strategies include eating healthy, getting enough sleep, taking frequent breaks at work, and doing something relaxing every day. You may find that different strategies work better for you than others so it’s good to try out lots of different things. Remember, too, that although some strategies will be more effective than others depending on what your particular issues are. In other words, what works for me might not work for you but by brainstorming lots of ideas you can hopefully come up with a few tricks that will make life easier. Finally, it’s important to take care of yourself in general.