Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder or ADHD is a condition that includes a combination of recurring or persistent problems. Our professionals at Delos Psychiatry help to treat ADHD and issues such as problems paying attention, impulsive behavior, and hyperactivity. For more information, call us or schedule an appointment online. We are conveniently located at 2501 Walnut St. Suite 204 Boulder, CO 80302.
The most effective treatment for ADHD is a combination of treatments or approaches to dealing with the condition. For most people, the combination of education, medication, skills training, and psychological counseling will provide the best results.
Medications are frequently prescribed to assist in the symptoms of ADHD. The most common type of treatment is a stimulant. Other medications can be prescribed and this depends on how the person reacts to those given. In some cases, antidepressants have been shown to help. They take longer to show benefits but can be good options for people who have trouble with stimulants.
Psychotherapy is another component of treating ADHD. Part of the process is to learn skills to deal with the symptoms and help you to be successful. It can help you work on time management and organizational skills. It will help in limiting impulsive behaviors and work on problem-solving skills. Other symptoms can be addressed, as well.
Cognitive behavioral therapy is a very effective tool in working with ADHD and managing behaviors. It can also address negative thought patterns that can form with ADHD.
Marital counseling is often another area that needs to be addressed. This can help the partners of people dealing with ADHD to understand and cope with many of the symptoms that are a part of ADHD. This can improve problem-solving skills and communication.
ADHD is a very dynamic condition and the symptoms that people exhibit will depend on the severity of their condition or the stressors that they encounter. The most common features are difficulty paying attention, restlessness, and impulsiveness. These can range from mild to severe. The symptoms of ADHD include:
⦁ Problems focusing on tasks
⦁ Impulsiveness and panic
⦁ Poor time management
⦁ Disorganization and problems prioritizing
⦁ Trouble multitasking
⦁ Poor planning
⦁ Excessive activity or restlessness
⦁ Frequent mood swings
⦁ Low frustration tolerance
⦁ Problems completing tasks
⦁ Trouble coping with stress
⦁ Hot temper
Most people will have symptoms comparable to ADHD at points in their lives. If these difficulties happen occasionally, then it is unlikely that you are dealing with ADHD. ADHD is diagnosed when the symptoms cause ongoing problems in multiple areas of your life. These disruptive and persistent symptoms can be traced back for a period of time and are consistent.
Diagnosing ADHD can be difficult because some of the symptoms are like those of other conditions and disorders, like anxiety and mood disorders. It is not uncommon for someone with ADHD to also deal with anxiety or depression.
If you are looking for help in dealing with ADHD Delos Psychiatry of Boulder, CO can help. We strive to be at the forefront of mental health treatment. We offer cutting-edge treatments that are multifaceted to help you to manage your situation. We have friendly and professional staff who are trained to deal with ADHD and other conditions. For more information, call us or schedule an appointment online. We are conveniently located at 2501 Walnut St. Suite 204 Boulder, CO 80302. We serve patients from Boulder CO, Denver CO, Silverthorne CO, Longmont CO, Superior CO, Lafayette CO, Broomfield CO, Erie CO, and Niwot CO.