When a Loved One Has ADHD

When a Loved One Has ADHD

This is the final article in our three-part series discussing different strategies to help you deal with a loved one who has been diagnosed with attention-deficit / hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).  ADHD affects the entire family, often resulting in loved ones experiencing a myriad of emotions from anger, stress, and exhaustion to frustration, anxiety, and depression. Our previous articles covered the importance of understanding the diagnoses, practicing self-care, setting a routine, and minimizing clutter around your home.  Today, we will look at two more ways you can help both yourself and your loved one who has been diagnosed with ADHD.

Seek Support For Yourself

Your loved one may be in ADHD counseling, which is great, but what are you doing for you? One of the best things you can do when someone you love is affected by ADHD is to seek support for yourself. Counseling for depression and counseling for anxiety can be very beneficial if you find yourself becoming depressed or anxious.  Even if you are participating in family therapy or couples therapy, seeking support for yourself through either individual therapy or group therapy can ease your burdens, help you better understand the disease, and give you the opportunity to connect with others facing similar situations.

Love Them Unconditionally

You may get frustrated or angry with your loved one, but it is important that no matter what you feel, you communicate that you still love them unconditionally. This is extremely important not only for you, but also in helping them deal with their emotions and feelings.

PATS Consultants is a premier provider of psychotherapy services serving individuals throughout the Tampa Bay area. Some of our specialties include counseling for ADHD, counseling for anxiety, and counseling for depression. We offer individual therapy, family therapy, couples therapy, and group therapy as well as counseling for children and counseling for teens. Teletherapy options are also available.  Give us a call to start on the path of healing today!