Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) affects children and adults, causing persistent and often lifelong challenges at home, school, work, and in their social life. Beyond ADHD offers comprehensive ADHD treatment at their offices in three New York City neighborhoods: Midtown Manhattan, Brooklyn Heights in Brooklyn, and Elmhurst and Rego Park in Queens. Don’t wait to seek help if you or your child struggle with inattention, hyperactivity, or impulsivity. Call the nearest office or use online booking to request an appointment today.
Children as young as 4 can be diagnosed. However, ADHD originates with differences in the brain that are present at birth, so parents may notice signs in toddlers.
Some people aren’t diagnosed until adulthood. Getting treatment as early as possible achieves the best outcome, but starting at any age significantly improves their success in life.
Consider scheduling an appointment with Beyond ADHD when you notice any of the following early signs. People with ADHD may:
Some children and adults may end up in dangerous situations because of impulsive behaviors or not paying attention to the circumstance.
ADHD treatment takes a multifaceted approach that includes:
The first line of treatment for people with moderate to severe ADHD usually includes medications. Medications improve attention and reduce hyperactivity and impulsivity by boosting brain chemicals.
Stimulant medications (Ritalin®, Concerta®, or Adderall®, to name a few) improve symptoms in more than 80% of people with ADHD. If stimulants cause side effects, you can consider non-stimulant medications like Strattera® or clonidine.
Numerous therapeutic approaches help people overcome the challenges created by ADHD. For example, you or your child may need help learning to get organized, improve social skills, and control impulsive behaviors and emotional outbursts.
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is proven to help people with ADHD understand and change challenging or dysfunctional thoughts and behaviors.
By definition, ADHD affects every aspect of life, making it hard to succeed at school, work, home, and in the community. The Beyond ADHD team works with families and teachers, recommending strategies they can use to support those with ADHD.
Implementing interventions in multiple settings provides consistent support to improve ADHD challenges. Your provider can also recommend strategies to use at work to improve your productivity and stay on task.
If you or your child need ADHD treatment, call Beyond ADHD or request an appointment online today.