ADD & ADHD Treatment in Phoenix
What is ADHD?
When we think of ADHD, we typically picture a hyperactive 6-year-old boy causing mayhem in the classroom. Unfortunately, the condition affects a much wider segment of the population and is often undiagnosed until adulthood.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder(ADHD) is a chronic neuropsychiatric condition that affects both children and adults. The term Adult ADHD is actually a misnomer, as the condition is often diagnosed in adulthood but the symptoms have been present since early childhood. Unfortunately, the condition is often missed in childhood or diagnosed but left untreated.
ADHD is characterized by a variety of symptoms that can have a major impact on a person’s personal and professional success. It is estimated that 9% of children and 4% of adults in the United States have ADHD. The major symptoms include:
- Disorganization and problems prioritizing
- Poor time management skills
- Problems focusing on a task
- Trouble multitasking
- Excessive activity or restlessness
- Poor planning
- Low frustration tolerance
- Frequent mood swings
- Problems following through and completing tasks
- Hot temper
- Trouble coping with stress
While most people will experience these symptoms at some point in their lives, those with ADHD will often recognize that they have been present and problematic for their entire lives. Identifying and treating ADHD in adulthood is often an emotional and gratifying revelation after years of struggle.
Many of the symptoms of ADHD co-occur in other conditions as well, so if this article resonates with you or someone you know, please reach out to schedule an evaluation. In the typical Uptown fashion, we’ll complete a comprehensive confidential evaluation and explain the results and all treatment options in detail.