Millions are affected by ADD/ADHD. If you are seeking treatment, Mind Health Group is here to help.
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What is ADD?
Attention deficit disorder (“ADD”) is a common condition that impacts adults. The condition causes difficulties with concentration and focus, making it difficult to stay on track with simple tasks. Those with ADD may also struggle with memory, mood swings, and other issues that interfere with their daily routine or their job.
What Causes It?
The exact cause of ADD isn’t well understood but there may be genetic links. If you have a sibling or parent with the condition, you may be at increased risk for developing ADD. In some cases, ADD symptoms may appear in childhood. However, you can also develop ADD symptoms later in adulthood.
What are Symptoms of ADD?
ADD affects everyone differently. For some, symptoms may be severe and disruptive to life at home, work, or in social situations. Common symptoms of ADD include:
- Lack of attention
- Frequently distracted
- Difficulties following instructions
How is ADD Diagnosed?
There’s no specific test for diagnosing ADD. Our clinical team will review your medical history and discusses your symptoms with you during an initial consultation. Often, he can confirm a diagnosis by learning more about your background and the nature of your symptoms.
Treatments Available for ADD?
There’s no cure for ADD but with professional help and the support of Dr. Weinstein, you can learn how to cope and even thrive with your ADD symptoms.
Initially, Dr. Weinstein may recommend cognitive therapy to help you better understand your condition and how to cope with your symptoms.
Many people also benefit from medications that help improve focus and concentration in combination with talk therapy. Medications may include antidepressants or psychostimulants that change your brain chemistry to alleviate ADD symptoms.
Based on the severity of your symptoms, one of our providers determines how long you need to continue therapy to achieve the desired outcome. He also coordinates care with your family members, employers, and your family physician to ensure you have the resources you need to thrive.