ADHD Counselling in Brighton

Ali Lewis
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Brighton BN2
I also work as a university dyslexia and SpLD tutor, including those with autism and ADHD.
As your counsellor, I help you deepen awareness and curiosity about your present and past experiences, enabling you to gently veer from repeating unhelpful patterns relating to situations, others and yourself. I provide a safe and friendly counselling space. I am not there to judge or tell you what to do but to support you in moving beyond your current experience at a safe and grounded pace.
I also work as a university dyslexia and SpLD tutor, including those with autism and ADHD.
As your counsellor, I help you deepen awareness and curiosity about your present and past experiences, enabling you to gently veer from repeating unhelpful patterns relating to situations, others and yourself. I provide a safe and friendly counselling space. I am not there to judge or tell you what to do but to support you in moving beyond your current experience at a safe and grounded pace.
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Tara Allen
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Brighton BN2
Waitlist for new clients
I am an experienced neurodivergent therapist specialising in working with ADHD and Autism. Whether diagnosed or exploring neurodiversity as possible part of your identity, I can help you to explore your emotions, create new insights, facilitate change in your life, and break troubling thought or behaviour patterns. I focus on a person's individual goals and provide a safe, confidential space for you to feel heard. In a nutshell, my personal therapeutic approach is pragmatic and compassionate, and I am trained to work in three evidence-based modalities; Psychodynamic, CBT and Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy.
I am an experienced neurodivergent therapist specialising in working with ADHD and Autism. Whether diagnosed or exploring neurodiversity as possible part of your identity, I can help you to explore your emotions, create new insights, facilitate change in your life, and break troubling thought or behaviour patterns. I focus on a person's individual goals and provide a safe, confidential space for you to feel heard. In a nutshell, my personal therapeutic approach is pragmatic and compassionate, and I am trained to work in three evidence-based modalities; Psychodynamic, CBT and Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy.
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Paul Goodall
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Brighton BN2
I have experience of working with neurodiversity and people with ADHD and autism, depression, anxiety, childhood abuse, trauma, anger, drug and alcohol use and other addictions.
Every person has their own unique story. What happens in our lives as our story unfolds shapes who we are, how we see and experience the world, how we feel about it and where we fit within it. Counselling can help you discover more about who you are, learn about your relationships, understand past events and how you developed, help you have deeper understanding of yourself and learn new ways to live your life. Counselling can help you change from feeling that your story is being written for you and learn how to start writing it for yourself. I currently have availability to take new clients.
I have experience of working with neurodiversity and people with ADHD and autism, depression, anxiety, childhood abuse, trauma, anger, drug and alcohol use and other addictions.
Every person has their own unique story. What happens in our lives as our story unfolds shapes who we are, how we see and experience the world, how we feel about it and where we fit within it. Counselling can help you discover more about who you are, learn about your relationships, understand past events and how you developed, help you have deeper understanding of yourself and learn new ways to live your life. Counselling can help you change from feeling that your story is being written for you and learn how to start writing it for yourself. I currently have availability to take new clients.
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Stephanie Baum
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Brighton BN1
I offer ADHD friendly and affirmative therapy for adults in Brighton and online.
Do you feel drained and exhausted but don’t really know why? Do you observe other people around you seemingly effortlessly manage tasks that you seem unable to accomplish? Do you notice repeating patterns in your relationships or at work? Do you feel stuck? Do you feel you never found out who you really are or what you are good at? Do your passions, interests, relationships or jobs change all the time? Do you feel like you will never find out what you really want? Would you like to have more connection with yourself? Find more access to that inner voice that seems to know what you really need, deep inside?
I offer ADHD friendly and affirmative therapy for adults in Brighton and online.
Do you feel drained and exhausted but don’t really know why? Do you observe other people around you seemingly effortlessly manage tasks that you seem unable to accomplish? Do you notice repeating patterns in your relationships or at work? Do you feel stuck? Do you feel you never found out who you really are or what you are good at? Do your passions, interests, relationships or jobs change all the time? Do you feel like you will never find out what you really want? Would you like to have more connection with yourself? Find more access to that inner voice that seems to know what you really need, deep inside?
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Monika Madej-Torentz
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Brighton BN1
Specialising in ADHD, relationship, trauma and domestic abuse. With background in Person Centred counselling I specialise in working with ADHD client, being ADHD my self. Each and every person is different so do they experience and needs in counselling. A part of self awareness, acceptance and embracing possibilities of ADHD I'm making use of simple techniques from life coaching, NLP and DBT to manage stumbling blocks of the condition. I'm working with teenagers, adults, couples and family. More info on www.counselling4neurodiversity.com
Specialising in ADHD, relationship, trauma and domestic abuse. With background in Person Centred counselling I specialise in working with ADHD client, being ADHD my self. Each and every person is different so do they experience and needs in counselling. A part of self awareness, acceptance and embracing possibilities of ADHD I'm making use of simple techniques from life coaching, NLP and DBT to manage stumbling blocks of the condition. I'm working with teenagers, adults, couples and family. More info on www.counselling4neurodiversity.com
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Erinn T. Brown
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Brighton BN1
Limited spaces available • I specialize in working with clients experiencing difficulties with self-esteem, assertiveness, childhood relational trauma, exploration of sexual orientation and gender, and ADHD. I work frequently with individuals who identify with the LGBTQ+, gifted, and neurodivergent communities. Using an integrative approach tailored to the needs of each individual, I strive to help my clients understand and find practical ways to cope with their challenges. I primarily draw upon person-centred, psychodynamic, and solution-focused approaches to therapy in my work.
Limited spaces available • I specialize in working with clients experiencing difficulties with self-esteem, assertiveness, childhood relational trauma, exploration of sexual orientation and gender, and ADHD. I work frequently with individuals who identify with the LGBTQ+, gifted, and neurodivergent communities. Using an integrative approach tailored to the needs of each individual, I strive to help my clients understand and find practical ways to cope with their challenges. I primarily draw upon person-centred, psychodynamic, and solution-focused approaches to therapy in my work.
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Liberate: Counselling to Empower
Counsellor, MA, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Brighton BN1
I specialise in working with anxiety, autism, ADHD, trauma, loss and stress, in addition to a wide range of issues.
Every experience shared is an opportunity to feel less alone. It is my firm belief that every person has the power within themselves to make choices and changes, take ownership of their lives, and determine the direction they wish to head. My aim is to promote empowerment, personal change and growth, and provide a non-judgemental space for clients to progress at their own pace. I have both personal and professional experience of working with neurodiversity and I welcome this - as I welcome people of all backgrounds - into my practice.
I specialise in working with anxiety, autism, ADHD, trauma, loss and stress, in addition to a wide range of issues.
Every experience shared is an opportunity to feel less alone. It is my firm belief that every person has the power within themselves to make choices and changes, take ownership of their lives, and determine the direction they wish to head. My aim is to promote empowerment, personal change and growth, and provide a non-judgemental space for clients to progress at their own pace. I have both personal and professional experience of working with neurodiversity and I welcome this - as I welcome people of all backgrounds - into my practice.
01435 518057 View 01435 518057
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Dr Alesia Moulton-Perkins at Neurodiverseonline
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brighton BN1
Diagnostic & cognitive assessments for adults, children/young people with ADHD, Tourette's/Tics & ASD.
Do you or your child want a diagnostic assessment for ADHD, Autism/ASD or Tics/Tourettes, or need support coping with these conditions? Or maybe anxiety, low mood, difficulties with relationships, or problems at school, college or work are holding you or your child back? In a complimentary initial session we will explore this together, and make a plan: this could be with me, or one of my colleagues at Neurodiverse Online if I think they are a better fit. We're a small, caring & highly expert team of psychologists working with neurodivergent adults and children.
Diagnostic & cognitive assessments for adults, children/young people with ADHD, Tourette's/Tics & ASD.
Do you or your child want a diagnostic assessment for ADHD, Autism/ASD or Tics/Tourettes, or need support coping with these conditions? Or maybe anxiety, low mood, difficulties with relationships, or problems at school, college or work are holding you or your child back? In a complimentary initial session we will explore this together, and make a plan: this could be with me, or one of my colleagues at Neurodiverse Online if I think they are a better fit. We're a small, caring & highly expert team of psychologists working with neurodivergent adults and children.
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Chris James
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Brighton BN1  (Online Only)
I'm a highly experienced Consultant Clinical Psychologist and sleep specialist providing evidence-based psychological interventions (including CBT) for a range of difficulties including insomnia, adult ADHD, anxiety, work-related stress and burnout, trauma, depression, OCD, health anxiety, phobia, self-esteem issues and relationship difficulties.
Psychological support is about investing in you. Life can be chaotic, intense, confusing, and we can be left feeling disconnected from ourselves, our lives, and the people around us. Sometimes we just need some space to stop and think. Psychological support is also about developing a deeper understanding of yourself - who you are, what you need, what matters to you. For others, it's about building on existing skills - how to get more out of relationships, improving communication, being more assertive, boosting your sleep and performance, learning to be the best version of yourself.
I'm a highly experienced Consultant Clinical Psychologist and sleep specialist providing evidence-based psychological interventions (including CBT) for a range of difficulties including insomnia, adult ADHD, anxiety, work-related stress and burnout, trauma, depression, OCD, health anxiety, phobia, self-esteem issues and relationship difficulties.
Psychological support is about investing in you. Life can be chaotic, intense, confusing, and we can be left feeling disconnected from ourselves, our lives, and the people around us. Sometimes we just need some space to stop and think. Psychological support is also about developing a deeper understanding of yourself - who you are, what you need, what matters to you. For others, it's about building on existing skills - how to get more out of relationships, improving communication, being more assertive, boosting your sleep and performance, learning to be the best version of yourself.
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Kay Rhodes
Psychotherapist, BACP
Verified Verified
Brighton BN1
I am familiar with working with clients and ADHD/ASD, and I very much understand the process around assessment, diagnosis, medication and coping skills.
I have worked with many and varied individuals over the years, with a variety of concerns. I am experienced with clients from all walks of life, and from various countries (English speaking). I very much value difference and diversity, and have a lived experience of working in multi cultural societies, in two countries. I work both face to face and online. I practice psychotherapy in a very human and relational way, and believe that the therapeutic relationship is key to promoting change. I have considerable experience of working with cPTSD.
I am familiar with working with clients and ADHD/ASD, and I very much understand the process around assessment, diagnosis, medication and coping skills.
I have worked with many and varied individuals over the years, with a variety of concerns. I am experienced with clients from all walks of life, and from various countries (English speaking). I very much value difference and diversity, and have a lived experience of working in multi cultural societies, in two countries. I work both face to face and online. I practice psychotherapy in a very human and relational way, and believe that the therapeutic relationship is key to promoting change. I have considerable experience of working with cPTSD.
020 3835 2428 View 020 3835 2428
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Madeleine Ayling
Counsellor, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Brighton BN2  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Madeleine. I specialise in working with eczema and late-diagnosed/self-identifying neurodivergent clients, particularly autism, ADHD and AuDHD. I work online, by email and on the phone with adults aged 18+ across the UK. I help people find confidence and self-acceptance, improve self-esteem and self-compassion, and build a calm and fulfilling life. I’m LGBTQ+ and non-monogamy affirming, sex-positive, kink-aware, body and fat positive.
Hi, I'm Madeleine. I specialise in working with eczema and late-diagnosed/self-identifying neurodivergent clients, particularly autism, ADHD and AuDHD. I work online, by email and on the phone with adults aged 18+ across the UK. I help people find confidence and self-acceptance, improve self-esteem and self-compassion, and build a calm and fulfilling life. I’m LGBTQ+ and non-monogamy affirming, sex-positive, kink-aware, body and fat positive.
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Louise Grace Montgomery
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Brighton BN1
I have training in Internal Family Systems, helping eating disorders, and is particularly helpful for Autism and ADHD.
Hi I'm Louise, I'm a Humanistic counsellor, I am honest, approachable and authentic. Searching for the right therapist can be hard, finding someone you can trust and feel at ease with is the first step. To help you connect with me, I offer warmth and kindness, I really care for my clients. Many people see counselling as a place where they talk and the therapist listens, I will listen, but I will also support, resource you and help you find your way to wellbeing and calm. Together we can unpick any confusion, ease anxiety and bring light to the darker parts of your world. So let's work as a team to make things better.
I have training in Internal Family Systems, helping eating disorders, and is particularly helpful for Autism and ADHD.
Hi I'm Louise, I'm a Humanistic counsellor, I am honest, approachable and authentic. Searching for the right therapist can be hard, finding someone you can trust and feel at ease with is the first step. To help you connect with me, I offer warmth and kindness, I really care for my clients. Many people see counselling as a place where they talk and the therapist listens, I will listen, but I will also support, resource you and help you find your way to wellbeing and calm. Together we can unpick any confusion, ease anxiety and bring light to the darker parts of your world. So let's work as a team to make things better.
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Sarah Done
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Brighton BN2
I have worked extensively with people with autism and ADHD and bring understanding and acceptance of the difficulties that may be experienced in a world that can feel confusing and hostile.
Life can feel like a struggle at times and you may be going through a time of feeling stressed, anxious or depressed. Relationships or work might be difficult, or losses feel too much. Perhaps you are just feeling dissatisfied with life and don't know why. Asking for help can be the first step towards finding yourself again. I provide long and short-term 1-1 counselling for those who'd like to explore what's led them to where they are now and want things to change. We may look at how your past is affecting your present and help you become aware of thoughts, feelings and behaviours that are not near the surface in everyday life.
I have worked extensively with people with autism and ADHD and bring understanding and acceptance of the difficulties that may be experienced in a world that can feel confusing and hostile.
Life can feel like a struggle at times and you may be going through a time of feeling stressed, anxious or depressed. Relationships or work might be difficult, or losses feel too much. Perhaps you are just feeling dissatisfied with life and don't know why. Asking for help can be the first step towards finding yourself again. I provide long and short-term 1-1 counselling for those who'd like to explore what's led them to where they are now and want things to change. We may look at how your past is affecting your present and help you become aware of thoughts, feelings and behaviours that are not near the surface in everyday life.
01273 092494 View 01273 092494
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Sue Burchett
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Brighton BN2
I specialise in counselling neurodivergent individuals including: Asperger Syndrome, Autism Spectrum Condition, ADHD and dyslexia and their partners and family members.
When we are facing difficulties in life, a compassionate, caring and confidential space to talk can be so helpful. I offer clients a safe and non-judgemental space for you to be discuss whatever is troubling you. You may be feeling anxious or depressed, especially due to Covid-19, and need some support. You may be feeling overwhelmed and need to find a sense of clarity about what you are thinking and how you are feeling. Counselling offers a regular space for you to explore and untangle what's troubling you so you can make sense of it and make any changes that are necessary for you to move forward with your life.
I specialise in counselling neurodivergent individuals including: Asperger Syndrome, Autism Spectrum Condition, ADHD and dyslexia and their partners and family members.
When we are facing difficulties in life, a compassionate, caring and confidential space to talk can be so helpful. I offer clients a safe and non-judgemental space for you to be discuss whatever is troubling you. You may be feeling anxious or depressed, especially due to Covid-19, and need some support. You may be feeling overwhelmed and need to find a sense of clarity about what you are thinking and how you are feeling. Counselling offers a regular space for you to explore and untangle what's troubling you so you can make sense of it and make any changes that are necessary for you to move forward with your life.
01273 099427 View 01273 099427
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Rhian Gower
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Brighton BN1
You may be struggling to keep anxiety, stress, loneliness or depression at arm's length, coping with family conflict, childhood trauma, ADHD, chronic illness or difficulties related to sexuality and relationships.
I am an experienced, welcoming and open-minded counsellor. Exploring in-depth what is troubling us with someone who is really listening, not just to your words but to the person behind them, can in itself be a healing process. It may also bring to light beliefs and ways of living that are holding you back. I draw on a range of integrative talking therapies (including Internal Family Systems). When something more is needed than talking alone, Brainspotting (a somatic therapy that evolved out of EMDR) can offer a gentle but powerful way to access deeper areas of the brain where emotional difficulties arise.
You may be struggling to keep anxiety, stress, loneliness or depression at arm's length, coping with family conflict, childhood trauma, ADHD, chronic illness or difficulties related to sexuality and relationships.
I am an experienced, welcoming and open-minded counsellor. Exploring in-depth what is troubling us with someone who is really listening, not just to your words but to the person behind them, can in itself be a healing process. It may also bring to light beliefs and ways of living that are holding you back. I draw on a range of integrative talking therapies (including Internal Family Systems). When something more is needed than talking alone, Brainspotting (a somatic therapy that evolved out of EMDR) can offer a gentle but powerful way to access deeper areas of the brain where emotional difficulties arise.
01273 092838 View 01273 092838
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Track Goldsmith
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Brighton BN1
Waitlist for new clients
I specialise (17 yrs experience) in working with young people and adults particularly neurodiverse clients (Autism, ADHD, self-harm, OCD, stammer etc). Having trained and practised as a Speech & Language Therapist, I now focus on humanistic psychotherapy because it is my passion to support individuals in navigating their unique way of being in the world. As well as face to face and online sessions, I can offer animal therapy (I have a canine-concern registered black lab), assistance dogs are welcome and where needed I offer walking therapy as well as meeting clients in different locations to help with anxiety issues.
I specialise (17 yrs experience) in working with young people and adults particularly neurodiverse clients (Autism, ADHD, self-harm, OCD, stammer etc). Having trained and practised as a Speech & Language Therapist, I now focus on humanistic psychotherapy because it is my passion to support individuals in navigating their unique way of being in the world. As well as face to face and online sessions, I can offer animal therapy (I have a canine-concern registered black lab), assistance dogs are welcome and where needed I offer walking therapy as well as meeting clients in different locations to help with anxiety issues.
01273 965299 View 01273 965299
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Amelia Sturdy
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified Verified
Brighton BN1
I work with children with diagnosis of ASD, ADHD, depression, anxiety disorders and trauma.
I am a HCPC ( Health and Care Professions Council) and BAAT (British Association of Art Therapists) registered Art Psychotherapist who specialises in working with children and young people. I provide a safe, confidential space for children to explore their inner world through art making and creativity. Children often struggle to express themselves through words. Art can act as a medium through which a child communicates their thoughts and feelings in a more natural, less direct way. These feelings and experiences can then be thought about and processed safely.
I work with children with diagnosis of ASD, ADHD, depression, anxiety disorders and trauma.
I am a HCPC ( Health and Care Professions Council) and BAAT (British Association of Art Therapists) registered Art Psychotherapist who specialises in working with children and young people. I provide a safe, confidential space for children to explore their inner world through art making and creativity. Children often struggle to express themselves through words. Art can act as a medium through which a child communicates their thoughts and feelings in a more natural, less direct way. These feelings and experiences can then be thought about and processed safely.
01273 092045 View 01273 092045
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Ricardo Goni
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Brighton BN1
ONLINE clients. 19 years of experience as a psychotherapist. Broad experience with young adults and individuals with anxiety, depression, ADHD, low self-esteem and others. Minority groups, neurodiverse, creative individuals, LGBTQ are welcome! Free consultation. Feeling sad, anxious or trapped and ready for a change? let's work together, on your own pace, step by step, exploring your emotions and traumatic events in a way that is safe for you. Gestalt therapy is a very dynamic approach that grounds you in the present, helps you to let go or reclaim emotions and to close cycles or unfinished businesses.
ONLINE clients. 19 years of experience as a psychotherapist. Broad experience with young adults and individuals with anxiety, depression, ADHD, low self-esteem and others. Minority groups, neurodiverse, creative individuals, LGBTQ are welcome! Free consultation. Feeling sad, anxious or trapped and ready for a change? let's work together, on your own pace, step by step, exploring your emotions and traumatic events in a way that is safe for you. Gestalt therapy is a very dynamic approach that grounds you in the present, helps you to let go or reclaim emotions and to close cycles or unfinished businesses.
0117 463 7926 View 0117 463 7926
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Teodoro Fragoso
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Brighton BN1
Humanistic Integrative Counsellor, offering sessions in English & Spanish, and with specific training and proven expertise in working with anxiety, depression, self-esteem and self-acceptance, focusing difficulties (including ADHD), trauma and sexuality issues. I am a Cancer survivor myself, and I could offer you empathetic mental health support on this matter. I aim to help you better understand who you are through collaborative thinking, identifying the root of your struggles, which has prompted you to seek help and eventually find an alternative path to deal with them.
Humanistic Integrative Counsellor, offering sessions in English & Spanish, and with specific training and proven expertise in working with anxiety, depression, self-esteem and self-acceptance, focusing difficulties (including ADHD), trauma and sexuality issues. I am a Cancer survivor myself, and I could offer you empathetic mental health support on this matter. I aim to help you better understand who you are through collaborative thinking, identifying the root of your struggles, which has prompted you to seek help and eventually find an alternative path to deal with them.
020 3002 6661 View 020 3002 6661
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Samantha Telepneff
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Brighton BN1
I am a neurodivergent affirming counsellor, who can support you to explore Autism, ADHD, learning disabilities and many life challenges. I worked for over 12 years with clients with autism and learning disabilities, I’m experienced adapting to client’s needs. I am here to help you figure things out, to move your life forward when you feel tired, anxious, depressed, stuck, sad, traumatised, unconfident, helpless, worthless, guilty, ashamed, overwhelmed, lost, confused, suffering from a bereavement, can't move forward, or something just isn't right.
I am a neurodivergent affirming counsellor, who can support you to explore Autism, ADHD, learning disabilities and many life challenges. I worked for over 12 years with clients with autism and learning disabilities, I’m experienced adapting to client’s needs. I am here to help you figure things out, to move your life forward when you feel tired, anxious, depressed, stuck, sad, traumatised, unconfident, helpless, worthless, guilty, ashamed, overwhelmed, lost, confused, suffering from a bereavement, can't move forward, or something just isn't right.
01273 092156 View 01273 092156

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ADHD Counsellors

When should I seek treatment for ADHD?

You should seek treatment for ADHD if you consistently have difficulty with attention, hyperactivity, or impulsivity that interferes with your daily life. Symptoms of ADHD include the inability to sustain attention during tasks, difficulty organizing tasks and activities, being easily distracted, frequent fidgeting or squirming, and talking or interrupting excessively. If these symptoms interfere with your career, academics, or relationships—for example, consistently failing to complete professional projects on time—you should seek an evaluation for ADHD.

How does treatment for ADHD work?

Effective treatment for ADHD often consists of medication, behavioural therapy, and lifestyle changes. Stimulant medications such as Adderall and Ritalin work by altering levels of neurotransmitters in the brain; higher levels of dopamine and norepinephrine are known to improve attention and focus. Therapy works by helping people with ADHD understand the condition, discuss their areas of difficulty, and develop behavioral strategies to manage their symptoms. In some cases, modifying one’s diet and exercise can also help improve symptoms.

How long does treatment for ADHD take?

It’s tough to give an exact time frame because everyone varies. In terms of medications, stimulants begin to work very soon after you take them, generally within the hour. It may take time to identify the right medication and dosage, but the medication itself is fast-acting. In terms of therapy, it takes time to develop skills and put them into practice, but you will likely see improvements within a few weeks or months.