It can be quite challenging to go about the day being easily distracted. When an individual cannot pay attention, they may have difficulty achieving even the simplest of goals. Although priorities may be met, the series of obstacles one endures to get there can make life incredibly frustrating. Untreated attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can affect many different aspects of one’s life. in some cases, the frustration can lead one to feel depressed or isolated from others. Fortunately, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) at Restoration Recovery can help one focus better to live a more structured lifestyle.
What Is ADHD?
According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), an individual diagnosed with ADHD may experience a persistent pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity with impulsive behavior. ADHD is a common neurodevelopment disorder. The onset of ADHD typically begins in an individual’s childhood and persists into one’s adulthood. This condition can easily be mistaken for disciplinary issues. The effects of ADHD can disrupt one’s development. This can impede their ability to function daily.
Based on the aforementioned NIMH study, the problems that may occur are not related to defiance or a lack of comprehension. ADHD can make one feel very restless and sometimes act without thinking. Not everyone diagnosed with ADHD may have the same symptoms. A typical individual may experience mild levels of inattention, impulsive behaviors, and unfocused motor skills. Someone who is diagnosed with ADHD may have a more severe case of these concerns. A professional with ADHD might:
- Miss or overlook important details or make careless mistakes in their workplace
- Experience difficulty maintaining attention during work meetings, reading, conferences, or lectures
- Have problems listening when directly spoken to or interrupt their boss or co-workers
- Experience difficulty completing duties in the workplace due to lack of focus
- Have problems building a structured work routine, meeting deadlines, or managing time
- Avoid tasks that require lengthy effort, such as preparing reports, reviewing papers, or completing documents
- Lose work supplies such as folders, books, tools, or important documents
- Forget to return calls, respond to emails, or attend scheduled meetings
A Typical Workday With Untreated ADHD
Untreated ADHD can put intense strain on an individual’s work performance and relationships with co-workers. It can also derail their path toward achievable goals. A day in a life as a hard-working professional with ADHD can feel very overwhelming. Coming home after a long and hard work day with job burnout can interfere with a healthy home environment.
According to the Springer Journal of Neural Transmission, an adult diagnosed with ADHD may frequently experience problems with multiple domains of their daily life. Work has a pivotal purpose in one’s day-to-day living, making one more susceptible to ADHD due to its conceptual demands. A typical professional with ADHD may present various problems in their workplace. Untreated ADHD may be accompanied by poor work performance, negative work evaluations, and potential job loss. Targeting work performance that is related to the problematic effects of ADHD and making minor adjustments may help one maintain progress in the workplace.
The Value of CBT to Help an Individual With ADHD Focus Better
According to the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), CBT may be highly beneficial to a professional facing problems focusing on their work duties. CBT is a common treatment option that primarily focuses on an individual’s beliefs, thought patterns, attitudes, and values that underlie their thoughts. This psychotherapy has been used by professionals for over 40 years.
CBT is a reliable and effective treatment modality for individuals who are having difficulty managing their unorganized thoughts and impulsive behavior related to ADHD. A young professional may develop the skills needed to solve daily problems, confront them, and achieve legitimate objectives. Participating in CBT can help one maintain successful work performance for career longevity.
Learn to Focus Better With CBT at Restoration Recovery
Many individuals who do not surrender to professional treatment often self-medicate with harmful substances to achieve a higher level of focus in their workplace. For example, some individuals abuse stimulants such as cocaine and Adderall, or binge drink caffeinated beverages to stay awake and alert during their work hours. Misusing damaging substances can be detrimental to one’s mental and physical health. Choosing to mask deficits can, in turn, worsen one’s condition and put their job on the line.
It can be hard to juggle priorities as a professional. Participating in CBT at Restoration Recovery can help one with a dual diagnosis maintain focus to gain better work performance. We understand career longevity is crucial for one to achieve a fulfilled future with substantial growth and financial stability. Choosing to move forward with each therapy session can provide the support needed to face problems focusing on career development. Our facility provides various services to help one overcome ADHD and focus better without depending on drugs and alcohol.
Established in May 2017, Restoration Recovery Center is a product of the desire of a group of experienced therapists who wish to help in the recovery of those struggling with addiction. Our team of experienced and qualified therapists is ready to help you become a better version of yourself. Restoration Recovery Center acknowledges the busy lives of professionals and executives. This is why our community allows laptops and mobile phones. Integrated treatment for SUD and co-occurring mental health conditions has been found to yield consistently superior recovery outcomes. Mental illness can lead to substance use and addiction. Call Restoration Recovery at (888) 290-0925 to learn if CBT is right for you.