Attention Deficit & Learning Challenges
Treatment Plan 

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Attention Deficit

Learning 
Challenges
Treatment Plan 

SNOMED Terms

  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

  • Family history of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

  • Residual adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

Goals

  • Reduce impulsive actions while increasing concentration and focus on low-interest activities.

  • Minimize ADD behavioral interference in daily life.

  • Accept ADD as a chronic issue and need for continuing medication treatment.

  • Sustain attention and concentration for consistently longer periods of time.

  • Achieve a satisfactory level of balance, structure, and intimacy in personal life.

Behavioral Definitions

  • Childhood history of Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) that was either diagnosed or later concluded due to the symptoms of behavioral problems at school, impulsivity, temper outbursts, and lack of concentration.

  • Unable to concentrate or pay attention to things of low interest, even when those things are important to his/her life.

  • Easily distracted and drawn from task at hand.

  • Restless and fidgety; unable to be sedentary for more than a short time.

  • Impulsive; has an easily observable pattern of acting first and thinking later.

  • Rapid mood swings and mood lability within short spans of time.

  • Disorganized in most areas of his/her life.

  • Starts many projects but rarely finishes any.

  • Has a "low boiling point and a short fuse."

  • Exhibits low stress tolerance; is easily frustrated, hassled, or upset.

  • Chronic low self-esteem.

  • Tendency toward addictive behaviors.

Diagnoses

  • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Predominantly Inattentive Type

  • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Predominantly Hyperactive-Impulsive Type

  • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder NOS

  • Bipolar I Disorder

  • Cyclothymic Disorder

  • Mood Disorder NOS

  • Impulse-Control Disorder NOS

  • Alcohol Dependence

  • Alcohol Abuse

  • Cannabis Dependence

  • Cannabis Abuse

Let’s Work Together

1 Rideau Street #704

Downtown Ottawa

Tel: 1-613-400-0128

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