Leading ADHD Treatment Center
At Paracelsus Recovery, we design each treatment programme based on each person’s unique set of needs. For ADHD, we emphasise mindfulness-based psychotherapy, biochemical restoration and medication (if necessary). Our number one aim is to help you manage your symptoms and restore your wellbeing.
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can be a difficult condition to live with as it can make a person feel exhausted and uncomfortable in their own skin and they can find it hard to find long-lasting joy in their passions, relationships or life. The toll this takes can lead to numerous other mental health conditions such as anxiety and depression or substance abuse issues. While challenging, ADHD is manageable with adequate treatment and support.
At Paracelsus Recovery, we provide in-depth and comprehensive ADHD treatment programmes. Upon arrival, we provide a comprehensive assessment to identify all physical and emotional issues and to address any co-occurring mental health conditions. Based on the results of these tests, we then tailor-make a bespoke treatment plan based on your specific set of needs.
Our specialised psychotherapists will use various techniques such as mindfulness-based cognitive behavioural therapy to help you reduce your ADHD symptoms and develop the skills needed to manage them. You will also work closely with a psychiatrist and we will assign a live-in therapist who will stay in a self-contained section of your chosen residence. The live-in therapist will be available for emotional support 24/7.
Numerous studies show that adequate rest, nutrition and exercise are essential tools to ensure that the symptoms of ADHD remain minimal, so we include biochemical restoration and nutrition counselling into each ADHD treatment programme. You will also be provided with numerous complementary therapies such as acupuncture, yoga and massage therapies to strengthen the mind-body relationship.
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Symptoms of ADHD include:
- Frequent careless mistakes in school or at work.
- Difficulty focusing on a single task.
- Inability to listen even when spoken to directly.
- Poor time management and organisational skills.
- Frequently losing essential things, e.g. school materials, tools, keys, wallet, paperwork, phone.
- Easily distracted, often without even realising.
- Restlessness, fidgeting and trouble sitting still.
- Excessively speaks — often interrupting people or blurting out answers.
- Feeling very impatient, e.g. struggling to wait for one’s turn or stand in queues.
- Highly impulsive behaviour, e.g. making risky decisions without thinking them through.
- Difficulty controlling one’s emotions.
- Low tolerance for frustration and stress.
ADHD is a neurological condition developed during childhood that can persist well into adulthood. It is characterised by consistently high levels of hyperactivity and inattention which interferes with a person’s life and wellbeing. To manage symptoms of ADHD, stimulant drugs such as Adderall and Ritalin are often prescribed. These are relatively safe and usually very helpful but can become addictive if they are misused or if the recommended dose is exceeded.
While ADHD can be challenging, it is also linked to increased levels of creativity and intelligence and is quite a common mental health condition in ultra-high-net-worth families and environments. Many successful CEOs refer to it as a great asset once they have developed the skills needed to manage their symptoms and can live their life to the fullest.
Types of ADHD
If a person has predominantly inattentive ADHD they will struggle with distractibility, finishing tasks, following instructions and concentrating. However, they will not show signs of hyperactivity such as impulsivity or an inability to regulate their emotions. Predominately inattentive ADHD is the most common type of ADHD in girls.
If a person struggles with this type of ADHD, they will show mostly hyperactive and impulsive symptoms. For example, fidgeting, interrupting people and not being able to wait their turn are common signs of hyperactive-impulsive ADHD in children.
Combined hyperactive-impulsive and inattentive
People with combined ADHD will have both hyperactive and inattentive symptoms. These include impulsiveness, difficulty paying attention and above-normal levels of energy. Combined hyperactive-impulsive and inattentive is the most common type of ADHD.
We can provide treatment for ADHD at our residential treatment centre in Zurich and in London.
In the most simplistic terms, attention deficit disorder (ADD) is an outdated term for what we now refer to as predominantly inattentive ADHD.
Yes, treatment centres that provide intensive treatment programmes for ADHD are an excellent and efficient way to create long-term coping strategies and to restore health and wellbeing. At Paracelsus Recovery, we can provide intensive treatment for symptoms of ADHD and any co-occurring mental health condition, while also ensuring that you can continue to work and meet your ongoing responsibilities.
No, while the cause of ADHD is still unknown, we do know that it is a mental health condition which will develop in early infancy or childhood. It is entirely possible to spend years struggling with ADHD and only receive a diagnosis in adulthood.
Research shows that the best ADHD treatment is based on the ‘multimodal approach’. The treatments we use at Paracelsus Recovery includes medication to manage symptoms and behavioural therapy to develop the skills needed to minimise difficulties, emotional issues and any co-occurring mental health conditions.
ADHD and substance abuse issues are highly co-occurring. Drug-seeking behaviour is often used as a means of self-medication to manage symptoms such as restlessness, hyperactivity and tension. The substance can feel like it ‘takes the edge off’ but in the long term, substances exacerbate symptoms and lead to other difficulties. The best way to treat those with both ADHD and substance abuse issues is to treat both at the same time. This is at the core of our treatment at Paracelsus Recovery.