What is ADHD?
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a mental health condition that interferes with your ability to concentrate, make decisions, and control your impulses. While ADHD is most often diagnosed in children, many adults struggle with ADHD symptoms. If you are diagnosed with ADHD as an adult, you may have had the condition for years, but managed to cope and adapt to your symptoms.
What are the symptoms of ADHD?
ADHD symptoms are slightly different in adults than in children. Most adults with ADHD don’t display the hyperactivity that’s common in younger patients. However, as an adult, you may struggle with attentiveness, decisiveness, and impulse control.
Some common symptoms of ADHD include:
- Impulsiveness and reckless behaviors
- Poor organization
- Frequently misplacing items like your keys or wallet
- Poor time management
- Inability to focus on a task
- Frequent careless mistakes
- Trouble finishing tasks
- Low tolerance for frustration
- Mood swings and irritability
- Poor stress management
Call for help
If you live with these symptoms and they interfere with your performance at work or school, or your relationships, call Point of View Mental Health to schedule a consultation today.Call
How is ADHD treated?
Treatment begins with a thorough evaluation of your medical and psychiatric history. A provider also assesses your overall mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual wellness. During your comprehensive assessment, a provider may order lab work to measure your vitamin and hormone levels and to check for signs of other medical conditions that could contribute to your symptoms.
After having a solid understanding of your health and needs, a customized treatment plan is implemented to reduce your symptoms and address the issues and conditions that contribute to your ADHD.
For example, medications may be prescribed to regulate your brain chemistry or hormone levels. Lifestyle modifications such as increasing your physical activity during the day, practicing meditation, or adjusting your diet may also be recommended.Treatment may include therapy to learn techniques to manage your time, improve your organization, and control your moods.
Call Point of View Mental Health or schedule a consultation online today for your comprehensive assessment and personalized care.