Each patient presents a unique challenge. This is especially true in adults with ADHD. Currently we are seeing an explosion of new knowledge about various psychiatric disorders. This is largely due to the technology that allows researchers to really “see” how the brain functions.
What is ADHD?
ADHD, or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, is a neurochemically based brain disorder. ADHD is often diagnosed in early childhood and continues into adulthood. Untreated, it can affect your capacity to learn, love, work, play and participate in life.
ADHD is usually identified because of excessive distractibility, impulsivity, and restlessness. Other symptoms can also occur, including an inability to finish things, disorganization, procrastination, irritability, low frustration, forgetfulness, and a poor ability to manage time.
Many other disorders co-occur with ADHD. You may have a learning disability, Tourette Syndrome, an anxiety disorder, or a mood disorder. ADHD affects adults differently than children.
ADHD in Adults
In adulthood, it is common for other psychiatric disorders to co-occur with ADHD such as a mood disorder, an anxiety disorder, or a substance use disorder. ADHD can take a toll in the work place and in family life.
My years of clinical work and rigorous medical and psychiatric training has been vital in preparing me to do work with patients who suffer from ADHD.