Michigan Online ADD Treatment

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), also known as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD),  is a common neurodevelopmental disorder that affects millions of people worldwide. It is characterized by inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity, which can lead to difficulties in academic, social, and occupational functioning.

ADHD can sometimes be mistaken for other conditions, such as anxiety or depression. It is important to see a psychiatrist for an accurate diagnosis. Mind Health Group will conduct a thorough evaluation and may use various tools, such as online questionnaires and a general consultation to diagnose ADHD.

It's important to remember that ADHD is a highly individualized disorder, and what works for one person may not work for another. That's why working with a Michigan psychiatrist like us at Mind Health Group Psychiatry to develop a treatment plan that's right for you is essential.

If you're struggling with ADHD symptoms, don't hesitate to reach out for help. A Mind Health Group psychiatrist can provide the support and guidance you need to manage your symptoms and improve your quality of life. With the right resources and support, you can learn to thrive with ADHD.

What Causes ADD?

The exact cause of ADD/ADHD isn't fully understood, but research suggests that genetic and environmental factors may play a role. 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. 

ADD Symptoms

Symptoms of ADD/ADHD affects everyone differently. For some, symptoms may be severe and disruptive to life at home, work, or in social situations. Individuals with ADD/ADHD may struggle with executive functioning skills, such as planning, prioritizing, and time management, which can impact their daily lives.

Common symptoms of ADD/ADHD include:

  • Forgetfulness
  • Disorganization
  • Lack of attention
  • Frequently distracted
  • Difficulties following instructions
  • Difficulty focusing
  • Fidgeting
  • Uncontrollable interruptions
  • Difficulty waiting for one's turn

As a result of these issues, you may also develop symptoms of depression or anxiety.

How is ADD Diagnosed?

At Mind Health Group, Attention deficit disorder (ADD) is diagnosed through a psychiatric evaluation, which may include online cognitive assessments, and frequent follow-up visits.

A psychiatric evaluation allows clinicians to rule out other medical and psychiatric conditions that may mimic ADD/ADHD symptoms. Online cognitive assessments, can also be used to gather information about a patient's cognitive functioning and help clinicians monitor their patients progress and adjust treatment if necessary. Finally, frequent virtual follow-up visits are necessary to monitor the patient's progress and adjust medication as needed. This ensures that patients receive a personalized treatment plan and achieve optimal outcomes,

Online Treatment for ADD/ADHD

There’s no known cure for ADD/ADHD but with professional help and the support of Dr. Weinstein and our clinical team, you can learn how to cope and even thrive with your ADD/ADHD symptoms. Treatment for ADD typically involves a combination of medication, behavioral therapy, and lifestyle changes. Medications such as stimulants and non-stimulants can help to manage symptoms, while therapy can help individuals develop coping strategies and improve their social and academic functioning. Lifestyle changes, such as regular exercise, a healthy diet, and even meditation can also be beneficial in managing symptoms of ADD/ADHD.

If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with ADHD, you may be wondering where to turn for support and treatment. At Mind Health Group, a Michigan psychiatrist, there are many resources available to help you manage your symptoms and improve your quality of life. Mind Health Group, we have many mental health professionals trained to diagnose and treat ADHD, and can provide a thorough evaluation to determine if ADHD is the cause of your symptoms. Mind Health Group will also work with you virtually to develop a personalized treatment plan.

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