Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Treatment in Our Manhattan Office
If you have difficulty staying focused, are hyperactive or find yourself making regular impulsive decisions you may have Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). At Compass Medical Services in Manhattan we can help diagnose and treat your ADHD with our experienced and caring team.
What is ADHD?
Attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder is a psychiatric disorder defined by difficulty paying attention, hyperactivity or impulsive actions. Most often manifesting themselves during pre-adolescence, ADHD’s symptoms can affect and stay with an individual well into adulthood. It’s estimated that 8 million adults suffer from ADHD, but very few of them are identified or treated for adult ADHD.
Someone with adult ADHD may suffer from the following:
- Inability to focus
- Poor time management
- Poor organizational skills
- Uncontrollable anger
- Employment and social problems
- Chronic lateness
Other mental, physical or emotional problems may arise as a result of ADHD.
These problems may range in severity, but it’s beneficial to understand and treat these in addition to your ADHD if you feel that you are suffering from them.
Treatment for your ADHD
Treatment of ADHD is most often a combination of medication and cognitive behavioral therapy. If you have any co-occurring problems, such as substance abuse or depression, it’s useful to get treatment for both, as the issues can be interrelated. Treating only one problem while ignoring the other puts you at risk for relapse in the case of substance abuse, or a reemerging of symptoms in the case of other mental disorders.
At Compass Medical Services, our psychiatric and psychotherapy services provide individualized care to give you the help you need. Our clinical team strives to bring personal and effective mental health care to Manhattan. If you believe you may be suffering from ADHD, contact us at our office in Midtown to set up a consultation.