Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can involve restlessness, disorganization, and frequent interrupting. If behaviors like these seem to have a major effect on your life, Ilya M. Ray, RN, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC, and the team at Vibrant Integrative Psychiatry in Gurnee, Illinois, can give you an ADHD evaluation and help you manage the condition holistically. Call Vibrant Integrative Psychiatry or schedule an appointment online today.
What is ADHD?
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a behavioral condition marked by a combination of overactivity and inattention.
Some people with ADHD have more hyperactive symptoms, like impulsiveness and excessive talking, while others have more inattentive symptoms, like disorganization and forgetfulness. Most ADHD sufferers have at least a few of both kinds of symptoms.
ADHD is often first diagnosed during childhood because many of the symptoms are noticeable in the classroom. Still, many adults have ADHD and get their diagnoses during adulthood too. Vibrant Integrative Psychiatry evaluates you with age-appropriate evaluations to identify ADHD based on your symptoms and behaviors.
What are the symptoms of ADHD?
ADHD is tied to many symptoms and presents differently among the people who have it. Your symptoms might evolve over time as you get older and your life circumstances change.
The most well-known ADHD symptoms are:
Some behaviors are more common in children with ADHD than adults. While you might run around a lot or climb as a child, you might fidget or have trouble sitting still as an adult.
How is ADHD treated?
Vibrant Integrative Psychiatry provides individualized holistic care for adolescents and adults with ADHD, including treatment-resistant ADHD. Your personalized care plan can include:
Your practitioner at Vibrant Integrative Psychiatry can prescribe medication when appropriate to manage ADHD symptoms. Stimulant and nonstimulant medication can both influence the chemical messengers (called neurotransmitters) in your brain to control some of its functions.
Individualized counseling or behavioral therapy helps you monitor and control your behavioral symptoms. You can work with your practitioner toward specific goals like improving concentration or social skills.
Holistic care for ADHD often involves making adjustments to your diet, your daily routine, and/or your sleep habits. You might also benefit from academic accommodations like fidget devices or testing assistance if you’re in school.
Schedule your initial ADHD evaluation by calling Vibrant Integrative Psychiatry to request an appointment today.