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In-Person & Online ADHD Treatment

College Age / Young Adults

Many of our patients are college age or young adults. We strive to assist you as you work on establishing your identity as an individual.  Many psychiatric issues first present at this phase of life.  This may be the first time you are seeking treatment on your own.  We will help you navigate the process and empower you as you seek to find the best treatment options.  You may take the online assessment form by clicking below, we can discuss the findings at your appointment.  

We can help if you were diagnosed with ADHD as a child and would like to explore non-stimulant treatment options. Please note we do not treat people under 18.  We do not prescribe stimulants such as Adderall, Vyvanse, or Ritalin. If you suspect you have ADHD but have not been diagnosed we will evaluate you during your initial appointment.  We will then discuss treatment options.  If stimulant therapy is indicated, we will refer you out.  

 

What is ADHD?

ADHD is a neurodevelopmental disorder, a type of disorder that arises from differences in the way the brain functions. These brain changes affect ability to concentrate and regulate their behaviors.  Mild to moderate cases of ADHD are usually diagnosed around the age of 6-7, some go undiagnosed until their teen or adult years. For at least one-third of those effected, the challenges of ADHD continue throughout adulthood.

What symptoms occur due to ADHD?

There are three types of ADHD: predominantly inattentive, predominantly hyperactive-impulsive, or combined. If you have combined ADHD, you have symptoms from both categories.

Inattentive ADHD causes symptoms such as:

  • Difficulty paying attention

  • Not noticing details

  • Being easily distracted

  • Making reckless mistakes

  • Not following directions

  • Struggling to finish tasks

  • Forgetting to do chores

  • Finding it hard to get organized

  • Avoiding tasks that require concentration

 

Many people with inattentive symptoms get distracted by noises in the environment and often seem lost in their own thoughts.

Hyperactive-impulsive ADHD causes symptoms such as:

  • Being fidgety or unable to sit still

  • Leaving their seat during a lesson

  • Not waiting to take their turn

  • Being constantly active

  • Talking too much

  • Interrupting others

  • Being unable to engage in quiet activities

  • Making sudden decisions

 

Most people with ADHD have a hard time controlling their impulses and emotions. As a result, they may become angry or have uncontrollable outbursts.

 

How is ADHD treated?

 

Medication

ADHD treatment often includes stimulant medications. Stimulants boost the brain chemicals needed to improve attention and regulate behaviors. We do not prescribe stimulants at Highland Oaks Psychiatry.

If you or your child struggle with ADHD, call @Ease Psychiatry or book an appointment online today.

 

Therapy

Talk therapy can help children (and adults) develop new skills to manage the challenges caused by ADHD. For example, therapy can focus on improving socialization skills, ways to manage anger, and tips for organizing time, schoolwork, and activities.

Referrals

We strive to collaborate with healthcare providers!  Please fax demographics, ROI, and a copy of your last note with reason for referral to 682-224-8832.  We will contact your patient to schedule an appointment.  We will fax you a copy of our note (if ROI on file) and are available for phone consult at your convenience.  

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