Adult ADD


What is Adult ADD?

Attention deficit disorder is not just a problem in children. If you were diagnosed with childhood ADD/ADHD, chances are, you’ve carried at least some of the symptoms into adulthood. But even if you were never diagnosed with ADD/ADHD as a child, that doesn’t mean you can’t be affected by it as an adult.

Attention deficit disorder often goes unrecognized throughout childhood. This was especially common in the past when very few people were aware of ADD/ADHD. Instead of recognizing your symptoms and identifying the real issue, your family, teachers, or other parents may have labeled you a dreamer, a troublemaker, or just a bad student.

Alternately, you may have been able to compensate for the symptoms of ADD/ADHD when you were young, only to run into problems as your responsibilities increase. The more balls you’re trying to keep in the air—pursuing a career, raising a family, running a household—the greater the demand on your abilities to organize, focus, and remain calm. This can be challenging for anyone, but if you have ADD/ADHD, it might feel impossible.

Symptoms of adult ADD/ADHD

Trouble concentrating and staying focused
  • “Zoning out” without realizing it, even in the middle of a conversation.
  • Extreme distractibility; wandering attention makes it hard to stay on track.
    difficulty paying attention or focusing, such as when reading or listening to others.
  • Struggling to complete tasks, even ones that seem simple.
  • The tendency to overlook details, leading to errors or incomplete work.
  • Poor listening skills; hard time remembering conversations and following directions.
Disorganisation and forgetfulness
  • Poor organizational skills (home, office, desk, or car is extremely messy and cluttered)
  • Tendency to procrastinate
  • Trouble starting and finishing projects
    chronic lateness
    Frequently forgetting appointments, commitments, and deadlines
  • Constantly losing or misplacing things (keys, wallet, phone, documents, bills)
    underestimating the time it will take you to complete tasks
  • Frequently interrupt others or talk over them
  • Have poor self-control
  • Blurt out thoughts that are rude or inappropriate without thinking
  • Have addictive tendencies
  • Act recklessly or spontaneously without regard for consequences
  • Have trouble behaving in socially appropriate ways (such as sitting still during a long meeting)
Emotional difficulties
  • Sense of underachievement
  • Doesn’t deal well with frustration
    easily flustered and stressed out
  • Irritability or mood swings
  • Trouble staying motivated
  • Hypersensitivity to criticism
  • Short, often explosive, temper
  • Low self-esteem and sense of insecurity
Hyperactivity and restfullness
  • Feelings of inner restlessness, agitation
  • The tendency to take risks
  • Getting bored easily
  • Racing thoughts
  • Trouble sitting still; constant fidgeting
  • Craving for excitement
  • Talking excessively
  • Doing a million things at once

Tomatis® Effect in ADD/ADHD

French Doctor Alfred Tomatis is the man who coined the terms ‘Mozart Effect’ after he noticed an alleged increase in brain development that occurs in children under age three when they listen to the music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and also noticed that Mozart created the greatest healing effect on the human body. This has been attributed to the rhythms, melodies, symmetry and high frequencies of Mozart’s music. He discovered a way to increase energy in the Tomatis® theory, certain sounds are transformed into energy and distributed by the cortex into the nerve system. The high frequency are those that give the best results. 8000 Hertz is the frequency that gives the best energy boost. In the other hand, he discovered that certain sound produce the opposite effect, certain sound drains us, this is the case of Rock music according to Tomatis® theory.

Nowadays, Tomatis’s discovery are used in therapy, the Tomatis® method is used for cure Attention deficit disorder (ADD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders (ADHD), Dyslexia, Pervasive Development Disorder (PDD) and more.

Typical programme consists of:

  • 15 sessions of 2hrs long – listening to music
  • 4 week break
  • 15 sessions of 2hrs long – listening to music
  • Final evaluation
Please read our success stories to hear the great results Tomatis® has achieved.
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