There is a vast number of psychological disorders in the world, but it seems that one of the most prevalent has become Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). This disorder is fairly new in comparison to other well-known afflictions like schizophrenia or depression. Sufferers of this affliction are distinct in that they generally display impulsive ADHD behavior.
The conduct of many sufferers tends to be driven by their emotion at the time; they often find it difficult to weigh their options before they act. This can lead to confusion and misunderstandings amongst their peers and loved ones. Accordingly, those with impulsive ADHD behavior are commonly misjudged as being rude and self-centered. To help regulate their behavior, many turn to treatments in the form of therapy.
For some, therapy is considered a less intrusive method of controlling impulsive ADHD behavior. With this method, sufferers consult an expert for advice about their particular symptoms. A therapist will help the sufferer understand those things which trigger his/her impulsive ADHD behavior and will help the patient develop coping skills.
A common skill that therapists’ suggest to their patients with impulsive ADHD behavior is to delay their decisions. For example, if a friend asks a favor of the patient, the patient’s first instinct might be to agree to help out; however, what the therapist suggests is that the patient take a day to consider the feasibility that they will be able to complete the task while maintaining their own responsibilities for that day. Another tip for controlling impulsive ADHD behavior is to break larger tasks into smaller portions. Often, a sufferer will focus on those tasks which bring the greatest pleasure to them, and this may not be the most effective way of approaching a problem.