ADHD Specialist

Mental Health Counseling and Wellness Center

Psychiatric Clinic located in Las Vegas, NV

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. The team at Mental Health Counseling & Wellness Center offers screening for ADHD and providing customized medical and psychotherapeutic treatments. For an ADHD evaluation, you can call our office.


What is ADHD?

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.

What are the symptoms of ADHD?

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:

  • Feeling restless and fidgety, or having difficulty relaxing
  • Being constantly on the go
  • Being disorganized
  • Frequently losing things
  • Starting projects, but never finishing
  • Being unable to shut off your brain
  • Being late to appointments or missing deadlines

If you notice these symptoms, it's important to visit Mental Health Counseling and Wellness Center for an evaluation.

How is ADHD treated?

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. 

If you need help with ADHD, call Mental Health Counseling and Wellness Center or book an appointment online.