Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a behavioral problem that affects about 2.5% of adults. Without treatment, ADHD can keep you from focusing and affect your performance at work. At Standard Healthcare Plus, LLC, Eric Yenchi, MSN, PMHNP-BC, Ruth Williams, NP, Berenice Anjeh, CRNP-PMH, and Collette Odibo, MSN, CRNP, PMHNP-BC, provide testing and treatment of ADHD in people ages 20 and older. To make an appointment in Clinton, Maryland, call the office or book online today.
ADHD is a disorder characterized by impulsive behavior, hyperactivity, and difficulty focusing. It’s especially common in children and teens but often continues into adulthood. If you regularly feel restless or struggle to stay on task, contact the team at Standard Healthcare Plus, LLC.
Symptoms of ADHD include:
If you have ADHD, you might also have poor time management skills and experience trouble meeting deadlines.
Make an appointment with the team at Standard Healthcare Plus, LLC, if you experience frequent mood swings or impulsive behavior that interferes with your quality of life. That’s especially true if the symptoms disrupt your personal relationships or career.
Several factors may increase your risk of ADHD, including:
Without treatment, ADHD may even increase your risk of other behavioral or mental health disorders, like substance abuse, depression, or anxiety.
At Standard Healthcare Plus, LLC, the team diagnoses ADHD during an in-office visit.
First, your provider reviews your medical records and asks about your symptoms, including when they started, if they’re worse at certain times, and their impact on your life. Next, they conduct a physical exam and order lab tests, including blood work and urinalysis, to rule out other medical conditions that might present similar symptoms.
Lastly, your provider does a series of psychological tests and asks you to fill out an ADHD questionnaire.
Treatment of ADHD depends on several factors, including the severity of your symptoms and their effect on your life. Usually, the team at Standard Healthcare Plus, LLC, recommends a combination of prescription medication and psychological counseling.
Prescription drugs, like stimulants, can boost levels of certain brain chemicals, enhancing your focus. Counseling can teach you how to reduce impulsive behavior, improve your self-esteem, and stay on task.
To learn more about the treatment options for ADHD, make an appointment at Standard Healthcare Plus, LLC, by calling the office or booking online today.