Adult Attention Deficit

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

A diagnosis of Adult Attention Deficit Disorder indicates a impairment in Executive functioning.

Executive Functioning means:

1) The ability to regulate emotions and handle frustration
2) The ability to mediate conflicting thoughts
3) The ability to begin a task
4) The ability to plan and anticipate for the future
5) The ability to cope with unstructured situations
6) The ability to organize thoughts and materials
7) The ability to focus and to shift focus from one task to another
8) The ability to handle a change in routine
9) The ability to persist
10) The ability to retrieve things from memory