Weingrow Wellness & Medical Center
Primary Care Practice & Weight Loss Physicians located in Summerlin, Northwest medical district, Las Vegas, NV
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is most commonly diagnosed during childhood, but roughly 4% of adults in the United States struggle with symptoms every day. Weingrow Wellness & Medical Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, specializes in managing ADHD with behavior modification, counseling, and medications. Book your telehealth or in-person evaluation for ADHD by calling the office or booking an appointment online today.
ADHD Q & A
What is ADHD?
ADHD is a neurodevelopmental condition that makes it consistently hard for you to pay attention and concentrate. It can also lead to impulsive behaviors that you don’t have much control over.
If you have ADHD, you probably got your diagnosis during childhood. Just over 10% of all school-age children have the disorder, and most of them have symptoms well into adulthood.
Experts aren’t sure what causes ADHD, but it’s possible that genetics, a low birth weight, and your mother’s behaviors during pregnancy play a role.
What are the symptoms of ADHD?
There are three types of ADHD, each with different symptoms. Your ADHD might remain consistent throughout your life, or the symptoms may change over time.
With predominantly inattentive ADHD, you might find it difficult to complete tasks you’ve already started or even start them in the first place. This type also makes it hard to pay attention to detail and stay organized.
With predominantly hyperactive-impulsive ADHD, you may talk a lot or fidget without even realizing it. You might find it hard to sit still for extended periods of time, and you might make decisions impulsively.
If you have combined presentation ADHD, you have some of the symptoms of each of the other two types.
How is ADHD diagnosed?
Weingrow Wellness & Medical Center uses a checklist of common ADHD symptoms to make a diagnosis. Since many of the common symptoms of ADHD can have other causes, they might perform other tests or ask questions to rule those causes out and narrow in on an ADHD diagnosis.
How is ADHD treated?
Weingrow Wellness & Medical Center can monitor your ADHD with treatment during telehealth or in-person follow-up visits. To help you manage your symptoms, they may prescribe medication for you to take daily.
In addition to medications, the team might recommend behavioral counseling for ADHD. If you’re in school, there may be educational resources for you to use that can help with your academic performance.
Some behavioral changes can help you manage the symptoms of ADHD. The team may be able to identify some behaviors that worsen your symptoms, like a lack of sleep or too much screen time. Usually, behavioral modification is the first line of treatment for ADHD.
If your struggles with paying attention or staying organized have a large impact on your life, schedule your ADHD evaluation by phone or online at Weingrow Wellness & Medical Center today.
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