ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) is a fairly widespread developmental condition that affects your ability to focus and control impulsive behaviors. If you have ADHD, you might find that you feel restless all the time and have an almost constant need to be physically active and on the move.
ADHD develops at a young age and is often diagnosed in children and adolescents, but it can continue into adulthood. Adults with ADHD experience problems such as poor impulse control, inattention, and disorganization.
Living with ADHD is challenging, regardless of its severity. At CyFair Psychiatry, the team offers effective treatment options for children and adults with ADHD. Whether you're a parent who's concerned about your child's behavior or an adult for whom this description sounds familiar, the team is there to help.
Typical symptoms of ADHD include:
When you have ADHD, you get distracted easily and might be prone to blurting out answers, interrupting people when they're speaking, finishing others’ sentences, and being unable to wait your turn to speak.
Having some of these symptoms doesn't necessarily warrant a diagnosis of ADHD. Children in particular display some of these behaviors as part of growing up and eventually learn to focus and harness their energy as they mature. The team is very careful to assess everyone’s medical and personal history before confirming a diagnosis.
The team’s highest priority is to provide comprehensive, effective care to everyone at CyFair Psychiatry, starting with treating the whole person and not just their symptoms. Everyone has a personalized treatment plan designed around their specific needs, which might include:
Stimulants can improve problems like hyperactivity and inattention and are one of the main treatments for ADHD. They work by balancing chemicals called neurotransmitters in the brain. Examples of stimulants include amphetamines and methylphenidates. Non-stimulants and antidepressants can also help relieve certain symptoms.
Behavioral therapy can help by giving you a better understanding of your condition and strategies to control unwanted behaviors. Stress management techniques are also helpful for many people with ADHD.
If you or your child consistently shows signs of having ADHD, call CyFair Psychiatry today and schedule a consultation or book an appointment online.