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Therapy for ADHD in Maricopa

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects both children and adults. It is characterized by symptoms such as inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. ADHD can have a significant impact on an individual’s academic, occupational, and social functioning.

What Causes ADHD?

The exact cause of ADHD is not known, but research suggests that it may be due to a combination of genetic, environmental, and neurological factors. Studies have shown that individuals with ADHD have differences in the structure and function of certain areas of the brain involved in attention, impulse control, and executive function.

How is ADHD Diagnosed?

Diagnosis of ADHD typically involves a comprehensive evaluation by a healthcare professional, including a clinical interview, rating scales, and behavioral observations. Also, The Way Wellness may request a psychological evaluation from an ADHD Specialist prior to medication management being offered. Treatment options for ADHD include medication, behavioral therapy, and lifestyle modifications.

How is ADHD Treated?

Stimulant medications such as methylphenidate and amphetamine are commonly used to treat ADHD. These medications work by increasing the levels of neurotransmitters such as dopamine and norepinephrine in the brain, which can improve attention and reduce hyperactivity and impulsivity. However, these medications can have side effects such as decreased appetite, insomnia, and irritability.

Behavioral therapy can also be effective in managing ADHD symptoms. This type of therapy involves teaching individuals with ADHD strategies to improve their organizational skills, time management, and self-regulation. Lifestyle modifications such as regular exercise, adequate sleep, and a healthy diet can also be helpful in managing ADHD symptoms.

Schedule an ADHD Consultation

If you’re struggling with ADHD symptoms, don’t wait to reach out to a specialist. For patients in the Maricopa area, The Way Wellness is here to help. Tyeasa Jones, PMHNP is a highly-trained Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner with extensive experience assessing, diagnosing, and effectively treating patients with ADHD. Give us a call at (623) 200-3526 today to schedule a consultation. We see patients from Maricopa, Casa Grande, Chandler, Tempe, Ahwatukee, Santan, Scottsdale, and the surrounding areas.

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