If you have attention deficit disorder (ADD) or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), the team at Elevate Health Group in Glendale and La Canada, California, can help. They provide compassionate support for symptoms that affect your daily functioning and quality of life. To learn more about ADD/ADHD treatment, call the office to schedule an appointment or book one online today.
Attention deficit disorder (ADD) and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are neurodevelopmental disorders that cause an ongoing pattern of hyperactivity, impulsivity, and inattention.
ADD is an old term used to describe ADHD before researchers could understand the condition better. While ADD is characterized by inattention, people with ADHD exhibit signs of hyperactivity/impulsivity.
Inattention is when you can’t concentrate well. People with ADD and ADHD may struggle to complete their daily tasks or focus during discussions.
With ADHD, you may experience the inability to stay seated (hyperactivity). You might feel the need to pace around or fidget excessively in situations when you need to keep still.
Impulsivity in people with ADHD is when you act without thinking. You might have a difficult time waiting for your turn to speak or frequently interrupt others while they’re speaking.
Both ADD and ADHD traits typically manifest during childhood. However, symptoms may change in severity as you get older.
Some signs you or a loved one may benefit from ADD/ADHD treatment include:
When you have combined type ADHD, you’ll have both hyperactive/impulsive and inattentive symptoms.
The team at Elevate Health Group provides compassionate support for people who are struggling with ADD/ADHD. During a consultation, they may perform an assessment to evaluate your symptoms. Then, they ask questions about how your symptoms affect your quality of life and relationships.
ADD and ADHD are both challenging mental health conditions that can make it hard to navigate everyday life. Your provider can help you understand how you think and feel and create strategies to reduce or manage symptoms.
After evaluating your symptoms, the team can guide you on a path to successfully managing your ADD or ADHD. If you need specialist treatments, like psychotherapy, Elevate Health Group helps you find the proper care. You might also benefit from psychiatric medications, such as stimulants, to lessen hyperactivity symptoms.
Some people have co-existing mental health conditions like depression and anxiety, along with their ADD/ADHD. In such cases, you may need anti-anxiety medications or antidepressants.
To find out if you or a loved one could benefit from ADD/ADHD treatment, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.