ADHD Specialist

Summit Mental Health Clinic

Adult and Child Psychiatrists located in Austin, TX

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 Q&A

What is attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)?

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.

What are the symptoms of ADHD?

The primary symptoms of ADHD include inattention and hyperactivity-impulsivity. Signs and symptoms of ADHD include:

  • Difficulty staying still
  • Speaking out of turn
  • Inability to follow instructions
  • Making careless mistakes
  • Struggling to complete assignments or tasks
  • Difficulty getting along with others

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. 

What are the types of ADHD?

Doctors classify ADHD into types based on the most dominant symptoms. The ADHD types include:

Predominantly inattentive

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.  

Predominantly hyperactive-impulsive

Those with predominantly hyperactive-impulsive ADHD may struggle with sitting still, feel the need to always be on the go, or make impulsive decisions. 

Combined

With a combined presentation, you may experience both inattentive and hyperactive-impulsive symptoms equally. 

How is ADHD diagnosed?

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. 

How is ADHD treated?

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:


  • Prescription medication
  • Psychotherapy
  • Psychosocial interventions
  • Lifestyle modification

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.