Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders in the United States. Usually diagnosed during childhood, ADHD is a lifelong condition that requires ongoing psychiatric management. Francisca Ifesinachukwu, MD – also known as Dr. Ada – and the team at Summit Mental Health Clinic in Austin, Texas, specialize in adult and child psychiatry and the diagnosis and treatment of children and adults with ADHD. To schedule an appointment, contact the office by phone or book an appointment online today.
ADHD is a neurodevelopmental disorder that makes it hard to focus, control impulsive behaviors, or sit still. These symptoms may interfere with daily activities and affect learning and relationships.
ADHD is often diagnosed during childhood. Though it was previously believed that children outgrow ADHD, it’s now known that the neurodevelopmental disorder and its symptoms continue into adulthood.
The primary symptoms of ADHD include inattention and hyperactivity-impulsivity. Signs and symptoms of ADHD include:
Though it’s not unusual for young children to have trouble sitting still or paying attention, in children with ADHD, these symptoms are severe and difficult to control.
Doctors classify ADHD into types based on the most dominant symptoms. The ADHD types include:
With the predominantly inattentive type of ADHD, you may have a hard time staying focused or paying attention to what others tell you. You may also struggle with organization and getting tasks completed on time.
Those with predominantly hyperactive-impulsive ADHD may struggle with sitting still, feel the need to always be on the go, or make impulsive decisions.
With a combined presentation, you may experience both inattentive and hyperactive-impulsive symptoms equally.
Summit Mental Health Clinic takes an individualized approach to care and conducts comprehensive evaluations to diagnose ADHD. The practice specializes in adult and child psychiatry and provides ADHD care for all ages.
During an evaluation, your provider conducts a comprehensive evaluation to assess your mental, emotional, and physical health. They also review symptoms and how they interfere with daily functioning.
No single test can diagnose ADHD. The team at Summit Mental Health Clinic uses the information gathered during your evaluation to formulate an accurate diagnosis.
The team at Summit Mental Health Clinic develops individualized treatment plans for ADHD, focusing on taking care of all of your needs. Your treatment plan may include:
Many prescription medications treat ADHD. Summit Mental Health Clinic offers genetic testing to help you find the one that provides the most benefits with the least side effects.
Summit Mental Health Clinic takes a holistic approach to psychiatric care and works closely with you to develop a plan that improves your ADHD symptoms and quality of life. For expert ADHD care, call Summit Mental Health Clinic or book an appointment online today.