Psychiatric Mental Health Clinic Located in Mesa, AZ

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ADD/ADHD Treatment- Psychiatric Services Offered in Mesa, AZ

ADHD (Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) and ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) are mental health conditions that makes it difficult for an individual to focus on tasks at work and school.

At Foothills Psychiatric Services in Mesa, Arizona, Simon George- PMHNP, a board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner, along with his dedicated team, diagnose and treat ADHD and ADD. Our aim is to enhance concentration levels and academic or professional performance.

We do both Online/telepsychiatry and Offline consultations. Reach out to schedule your consultation today.

ADHD or ADD – Frequently Asked Questions

What is ADHD and ADD

ADHD (Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) and ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) are neurodevelopmental conditions affecting individuals across various age groups- children and adults.

The primary distinction lies in the presence of hyperactivity. While ADHD reflects hyperactivity symptoms, individuals with ADD struggle with attention-related issues and may not show symptoms of hyperactivity.

How does ADHD or ADD affect people and what does it does to a person- Impact & Symptoms

ADHD/ADD can impact academic or professional performance or goals, hindering focus, organization, and interpersonal connections.

By seeking treatment at Foothills Psychiatric Clinic in Mesa, Arizona, you can significantly address and overcome these challenges and enhance your overall quality of life and relationships.

Common Symptoms of ADHD/ADD

Symptoms & Signs of ADHD/ADD can vary from person to person and may include:

lack of attention or difficulty focusing on tasks and conversations
Hyperactivity (in the case of ADHD)
Staying Organized
Difficulty with prolonged task focus
Time management and problem-solving difficulties

Depression and Anxiety often coexist with ADHD/ADD. Contact Foothills Psychiatric Services in Mesa, AZ immediately for comprehensive mental health support.

What are the Risk Factors for ADHD/ADD

Some risk factors that are considered responsible for the developing ADHD or ADD conditions in children or adults may include:

1. Genetics: If there is a family history of ADHD or ADD, it might increase the likelihood of developing these conditions.

2. Brain chemistry and structure variances: Differences in brain structure or neurotransmitter levels may play a role in the development of ADHD/ADD.

3. Environmental factors: Exposure to environmental toxins, such as lead, during pregnancy or early childhood, as well as prenatal exposure to alcohol or tobacco, can increase the risk of ADHD/ADD.

4. Premature birth or low birth weight: Premature babies or babies with low birth weight may have an increased risk for developing ADHD/ADD.

5. Maternal smoking during pregnancy: Smoking during pregnancy can lead to an increased risk of ADHD/ADD in children.

6. Brain injuries: Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can sometimes show symptoms similar to those seen in ADHD/ADD.

7. Poor nutrition: Good nutrition is the key to a healthy life, mind, and body. Inadequate nutrition during pregnancy and early childhood may contribute to the development of ADHD/ADD.

Please Note: While these factors may increase the likelihood of developing ADHD or ADD, they do not guarantee that someone will develop these conditions. Additionally, other factors that are not listed here may also play a role in the development of these neurodevelopmental disorders. For any assistance, please reach out to us.

How can ADHD or ADD be Diagnosed?

Our team at Foothills Psychiatric Clinic in Mesa conducts a compressive evaluation to confirm if the individual has ADHD or ADD disorder. And for this, your healthcare professional will ask about your thoughts, emotions, feelings, lifestyle habits, any medications you are taking, and medical history.

Upon examination of your current conditions or past conditions, we assist in managing your symptoms, equipping you with techniques and resources to lead a more fulfilling life.

Additionally, if you experience depression or anxiety alongside ADHD or ADD, the team works with you to enhance your overall mental well-being.
Furthermore, we offer QBtest neuropsychological testing for diagnosing ADHD.

How is ADHD or ADD Treated?

Treatment Plans and Options for ADHD/ADD to manage its symptoms and improve the quality of life mostly includes a combination of:

Lifestyle changes: Most initial stages of ADHD or ADD can be controlled by adopting healthy lifestyle habits. Basic and much-needed healthy lifestyle changes such as intake of healthy and nutritious foods, getting plenty of rest, keeping stress levels low, and making do-to lists to stay organized can also bring significant improvement in health conditions. Maintaining consistency and breaking large tasks into smaller tasks can again help in improving overall mental health.
Psychotherapy: Psychotherapy is a process of engaging in talk therapy. It can be advantageous for individuals with ADHD or ADD. Consulting a renowned specialist who understands your condition and the challenges you face enables you to express your thoughts and emotions freely, initiating the process of seeking assistance to initiate beneficial transformations.
Medication management: Foothills Psychiatric Clinic provides medication management to manage the symptoms and effects of hyperactivity and lack of attention at work and school.
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