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“School was a very difficult time for me. My teachers all thought I was lazy, but I felt like I was working harder than everybody else. It was just so tough to concentrate. When these problems continued into adulthood I assumed it was just part of me. I didn’t realize adults could be diagnosed with ADHD.”
Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a condition that affects both children and adults. ADHD makes it difficult for a person to concentrate or stay focused and still for a prolonged period of time. People with the condition not only have trouble paying attention, but also regulating their behavior, and can easily become overexcited.
ADHD has a mixed reputation. Some people wrongly consider it as an excuse for laziness and underperformance. In reality, it is a complex condition that does not have to be entirely negative. People who grow up with ADHD find different ways of thinking around subjects, which can often drive creativity.
Nonetheless, ADHD does make it difficult to perform academically, and to succeed in various fields. The good news is that through a combination of medication and behavioral training. This includes strategies to overcome impulses, improve time management, as well as organizational proficiency.
Midtown Health and Wellness helps adults overcome the challenges caused by ADHD. We will help you approach these challenges, optimizing your unique style of thinking.
At Midtown Health and Wellness, we understand that certain ADHD medications are overprescribed and can do more harm than good. We follow very careful prescription practices, ensuring medication is used only when necessary and in a responsible manner.
People suffering with ADHD often suffer from co-occurring mental health disorders. They may suffer from low self-esteem due to poor performance at school or work. They may suffer from anxiety due to insecurity over how they will manage to achieve certain goals. People with ADHD can also suffer from depression, as they struggle to find structure and create a meaningful lifestyle for themselves.
Therapy can be an important tool in treating these co-occurring disorders. In addition, antidepressant or anti-anxiety medication may be prescribed when necessary.
The process of ADHD care at Midtown Health and Wellness consists of 4 steps:
Call Midtown Health and Wellness today to begin your journey towards managing your ADHD.