If you can’t seem to finish projects, are easily distracted, or can’t concentrate, you may have attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Although ADHD is often first diagnosed in childhood, it also affects adults. Mental Health Counseling and Wellness Center. Martin Binyange, DNP, PMHNP-BC, MPH, offers screening for ADHD and providing customized medical and psychotherapeutic treatments. For an ADHD evaluation, call the office in Las Vegas, Nevada, or use online booking to schedule an appointment.
Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurobiological disorder that often appears in early childhood, but may not be diagnosed until adulthood. Additionally, about half of those diagnosed with childhood ADHD continue to have symptoms throughout adulthood.
Brain imaging studies of patients with ADHD show dysfunction in areas of the brain involving attention, sensorimotor function, and executive function, which is essential for organizational skills and regulating behavior.
Adults with ADHD typically have low working memory. When you don’t have sufficient working memory — the ability to temporarily store information — you have a hard time learning, following instructions, and planning actions.
When you have ADHD, the symptoms — inattentiveness, hyperactivity, and impulsivity — persist for at least six months. Attention deficit disorder (ADD) exists if you have inattentive symptoms, but don’t struggle with hyperactivity.
In adults, these symptoms are exhibited in behaviors such as:
If you notice these symptoms, it's important to visit Mental Health Counseling and Wellness Center for an evaluation.
The team at Mental Health Counseling and Wellness Center provides a thorough evaluation to determine whether you have ADHD and then works with you to develop a customized treatment.
The primary treatment methods used for ADHD are psychotherapy and prescription stimulant or nonstimulant medications. Stimulant medications improve your attention by boosting the number of brain chemicals essential for thinking and focus.
Various types of psychotherapy can also help you regulate your emotional and behavioral responses, or help you learn organizational skills. The team may recommend traditional psychotherapy to help with issues like depression, anxiety, family or work relationships, or other specific symptoms.
Cognitive-behavioral therapy may be used to retrain your thoughts and habits, helping lessen problems such as impulsivity or disorganization.
If you need help with ADHD, call Mental Health Counseling and Wellness Center or book an appointment online.