How to Know If You Need an ADHD Evaluation

by Megan Johnson

 

adhdADHD is defined as a persistent pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity that interferes with functioning or development1. While the disorder is usually diagnosed in childhood or adolescence, it often goes undiagnosed until later in life. In fact, the National Institute of Health estimates that 4.4% of adults in the United States live with ADHD2.

10 Tips to Help You Cope with ADHD

by Megan Johnson

 

adult adhdIf you  have been diagnosed with ADHD, it may feel overwhelming to understand your diagnosis and what can be done to manage your symptoms. Many people are under the impression that the best of only treatment for ADHD is stimulant medication.

 

However, there are many lifestyle and behavioral changes that can be made to help you cope with ADHD.

 

ADHD symptoms differ from person to person and what works for one individual may not work for you.

What to Expect from Psychological Testing

by Megan Johnson

 

what to expect from testingWhat is involved in the testing?

Testing consists of a variety of activities:

  • Answering questions
  • Completing hands-on tasks
  • Writing
  • Drawing
  • Completing puzzles

 

Testing usually lasts between 2 to 5 hours depending on what diagnoses you are being tested for.

 

You are always welcome to take as many breaks as you need throughout the testing session to use the bathroom or grab a snack or some water.

 

For testing sessions lasting longer than two hours, a scheduled break will be planned half-way through the testing. On some occasions, testing will be broken up over two separate sessions in order to accommodate schedules.

Couples Counseling in Downtown Los Angeles: 3 Obstacles That Keep You From Getting Help

by Connor McClenahan

 

couples counselingIt’s Sunday, and that familiar fight comes up again, leaving you exhausted. You know you aren’t in a good place, and maybe you feel hopeless.  Here’s the complaints I often hear from couples:

 

  • “We just don’t understand each other – we’re fundamentally different.”
  • “We always argue about the same problems.”
  • “I don’t know how else to talk about our problems. We need help.”

 

Many couples in downtown Los Angeles want to overcome their problems and know they need help, but don’t seek out couples counseling. And it’s often for a good reason. Here’s 3 reasons couples don’t go to counseling.

How to Add More Excitement to Your Relationship

by Amy Di Francia

 

boredom in relationshipsWe all want our relationships to be passionate and exciting, not dull and boring.

 

Often in the beginning of relationships we feel the excitement strongly – there’s an undeniable spark of attraction and interest, and it seems like this feeling will last forever.

 

This is sometimes called the “honeymoon phase” of a relationship, and this is also when we may find ourselves falling in love with our partner or starting to envision a life together.