with AD/HD often experience social
difficulties, social rejection,
and interpersonal relationship problems
as a result of their inattention,
impulsivity, and hyperactivity.
Such negative interpersonal outcomes
cause emotional pain and suffering.
They also appear to contribute to
the development of mood and anxiety
disorder. To become socially interactive,
an individual must be attentive,
responsible and have some control
over his/her impulsive behaviours.
As therapist we help the client
to learn social skills to adjust
in his/her environment and eliminate
socially inappropriate behaviours.
With social rejection, the individual
experiences emotional pain and has
a low self-esteem throughout the
life span. With proper assessment,
treatment and education, individuals
with AD/HD can learn social skills
and develop a network of positive
interaction in today’s society.