Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common mental disorders affecting many adults. Symptoms of ADHD include inattention (not being able to keep focus), hyperactivity (excess movement that is not fitting to the setting) and impulsivity (hasty acts that occur in the moment without thought). Many adults struggling with ADHD often feel like they are in an uphill battle unable to perform tasks or accomplish their goals despite their best efforts. If you are struggling with ADHD Dr. Sidhu can you help you manage your symptoms with her expert diagnosis & treatment skills at Revîv Functional Psychiatry & TMS Wellness Center in Fullerton, CA. Book online or call our practice directly.
ADHD is often diagnosed in childhood but can present in adulthood. ADHD is diagnosed as one of three types: inattentive type, hyperactive/impulsive type or combined type. Past history is carefully discussed to assess the type of ADHD. Past medical records/treatment history is often very helpful. Dr. Sidhu believes that an accurate diagnosis is critical to optimal treatment in terms of medication.
Inattentive type – six (or five for people over 17 years) of the following symptoms occur frequently. A person with Inattentive type of ADHD:
Hyperactive/impulsive type – six (or five for people over 17 years) of the following symptoms occur frequently. A person with Hyperactive/impulsive type of ADHD:
Many adults with ADHD do not realize they have the disorder. A comprehensive evaluation typically includes a review of past and current symptoms and a medical history. Severity of symptoms is assessed in terms of the setting(s) in which they occur and the effect they have on functionality—academics, job performance and even relationships. After a thorough evaluation Dr. Sidhu strives to choose the most appropriate and effective medication for adults suffering from ADHD. She often recommends psychotherapy as well. Behavior management strategies, such as ways to minimize distractions and increase structure and organization, and involving immediate family members can also be helpful.
To get treatment for Adult ADHD and lead a more productive life and meaningful life, schedule an evaluation at Revîv Functional Psychiatry & TMS Wellness Center. Book online or over the phone.