ADD is a problem of the pre-frontal cortex; it is an executive dysfunction. The executive functions are about attention and self regulation, about a person's ability to organize and choose, to initiate and to switch with purpose from one thing to the next. A Gestalt therapist using a phenomenological approach could help someone with ADD learn how they manifest the executive dysfunction, so that they had more awareness of how it plays out in their life, and a Gestalt therapist could help them try out various responses in order to adjust. Thus, it is possible for a Gestalt therapist to help someone learn how to adapt to it. Behavior modification just seeks to control it by shaping behavior, which is also more or less successful. It depends on what seems to fit better with your life, and it depends on whether or not you all want a wider understanding of life as it is touched by the ADD.
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