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ADHD

Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

You are expected to pay attention, show up to work or think critically at school, and lead a dynamic life at home.  The people closest to you may notice that you are struggling or simply forget things. You are not alone.  

Attention Struggle - Diagnosing ADHD

SYMPTOMS OF ADHD

Brightland Health professionals diagnose ADHD based on many factors. For example, you might exhibit forgetfulness or disorganization. Divided into two categories, symptoms might reflect difficulty paying attention or being overly active.

Inattentive Symptoms Include:

  • Trouble paying attention

  • Making careless mistakes

  • Not listening

  • Not finishing tasks (gets side-tracked)

  • Disorganized

  • Avoids tasks that require mental effort

  • Loses things

  • Easily distracted

  • Forgetful

Hyperactive Symptoms Include:

  • Fidgeting

  • Leaving your seat when remaining seated is expected

  • Running about

  • Unable to take part in leisure activities quietly

  • Often “on the go” or driven by a motor

  • Talks excessively

  • Blurts out answers

  • Has trouble waiting his/her turn

  • Interrupts others

TREATMENT

Some treatments may include therapy, stimulants, or non-stimulants.  Together we will explore techniques to focus and develop good habits. 

Stimulants:

  • Adderall (Mixed Amphetamine Salts)

  • Adderall XR (Mixed Amphetamine Salts Extended Release)

  • Ritalin (Methylphenidate)

  • Concerta (Methylpheniate Extended Release)

  • Vyvanse (Lisdexamphetamine

  • Dexedrine (Dextroamphetamine)

Non-stimulants:

  • Strattera (Atomoxetine)

  • Intuniv (Guanfacine)

Call today to schedule an appointment online and get the help you need from a trained licensed professional