Since ADHD (attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder) is associated with young children, many people don’t realize that the condition also affects 8% of adults. The psychiatrists at Regeneration Psychiatry have helped many adults overcome ADHD with holistic treatments that target their needs, fit their lifestyle, and teach them essential skills for managing their challenges. To learn more about ADHD, call the office in Redondo Beach, California, or book an appointment online today.
ADHD is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by inattention, hyperactivity-impulsivity, or both. The symptoms of ADHD may lead to poor function at work, school, at home, and in other domains. ADHD may also be associated with mood symptoms and anxiety.
The symptoms of ADHD appear during childhood, but the condition may not be diagnosed until your adult years. For many people with ADHD in childhood, the symptoms will persist into adulthood.
People with ADHD can exhibit symptoms of inattention, hyperactivity-impulsivity, or both.
Inattention symptoms include:
The symptoms of predominantly hyperactive-impulsive ADHD include:
If you’re experiencing symptoms of inattention or predominantly hyperactive-impulsive ADHD, the team of psychiatrists at Regeneration Psychiatry can help.
Regeneration Psychiatry completes a full clinical evaluation to determine if you have ADHD. Our psychiatrists will work with you to create a holistic plan based on evidence-based treatments and your personal preferences.
The primary treatment options for ADHD include:
Stimulant medications are the front-line medication for ADHD and improve ADHD symptoms by increasing neurotransmitters that may improve symptoms of ADHD, including poor attention or concentration and hyperactivity-impulsivity. Stimulant medications may not be for everyone, and there are also very effective non-stimulant medications used to treat ADHD.
Psychotherapy helps you find strategies for dealing with the challenges that come with ADHD.
Patients can benefit from learning skills that can help them improve their function despite the presence of ADHD symptoms.
Behavioral and enviornmental interventions are often the front-line treatment for young children struggling with ADHD. Some of these strategies can also be useful for older children, adolescents, teens, and adults with ADHD.
These interventions can include making a schedule, minimizing distractions, using to-do lists and check-lists, making small goals, and getting their space organized.
If you need help for ADHD, call Regeneration Psychiatry or book an appointment online today.