Wellness Road Psychology
Psychologists located in Midtown East, New York, NY & Tarrytown, NY
Work with Wellness Road Psychology team members to find the best ADHD treatment plan for you.
Therapy for ADHD
Treatment for ADHD in New York
What is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)?
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurological disorder that impacts the brain's ability to execute skills such as the ability to plan, pay attention, concentrate, stay organized, remain focused, and remember things. Commonly misused is the term, ADD which just refers to Attention Deficit Disorder. The term is now outdated as ADHD encapsulates the disorder more accurately. This condition affects both children and adults alike and can make everyday tasks difficult to complete. It is estimated that around 6 million children in the US alone are affected by Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, making it one of the most common mental health disorders among young people today.
The symptoms of ADHD include difficulty focusing, impulsiveness, hyperactivity, restlessness and trouble controlling emotions. These symptoms can lead to problems with schoolwork or job performance as well as social relationships. As such, individuals diagnosed with ADHD may experience low self-esteem due to their inability to keep up with peers or perform certain tasks as expected. Additionally, they may also struggle in interpersonal relationships due to their impulsive behavior or lack of attention span when engaging in conversation with others. Read on to learn about the core symptoms of ADHD and the types of ADHD. With proper treatment however these issues can be managed so that individuals living with ADHD can live healthy fulfilling lives free from its negative effects.
An ADHD diagnosis can complicate your life and leave you feeling frustrated affecting things like your career, school work, relationships, and other aspects of your world. ADHD can be challenging, especially since it can go untreated or undiagnosed for years, particularly in girls and women. Mental health, no matter what type it is, should be approached with an open mind and thought through with the help of a mental health professional. Though the hurdles that ADHD brings seem daunting, with the right treatment, individuals living with this disorder can– and do–thrive.
What are the three major types of ADHD?
ADHD can show up, or present, as 3 major types which have varying symptoms.
- ADHD, Impulsive or Hyperactive Presentation
- ADHD, Inattentive and Distractible Presentation
- ADHD, Combined Impulsive/Hyperactive and Inattentive/Distractible Presentation
How do I know if I have ADHD? What are ADHD Symptoms?
It can be hard to know for sure if you have ADHD as it shares many symptoms with other disorders. It is important to seek a mental health professional with your questions and concerns about ADHD or other mental disorders. However, below is a list of some of the most common ADHD symptoms:
- Excessive or Fast Talking
- Trouble Waiting
- Trouble Following Directions
- Hyper Focusing Only on Interests
- Losing Things
Can you test for ADHD?
Testing for ADHD is a process with several steps including screening, assessments, and evaluation. There is not one single test to determine diagnoses. Since many other disorders often have similar symptoms, it’s important to rule out other disorders first as part of the ADHD evaluation process. A Wellness Road Psychologist will evaluate each patient depending on their needs to determine if criteria is met for a diagnosis. When diagnosing a patient with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), the Wellness Road Psychology team takes a comprehensive approach. They start by conducting an initial assessment which includes gathering information from both parents and the patient in order to get insight into their home environment, school performance, and any behavioral issues they may be experiencing. After this initial assessment is complete, the team will then conduct further evaluations such as psychological assessments, physical exams, and laboratory tests to rule out other possible conditions that could be causing similar symptoms. Once all of these steps have been taken, the professionals at Wellness Road Psychology will come up with an individualized treatment plan for each patient based on their specific needs.
How can I manage and treat my ADHD?
To help you manage your symptoms, the behavioral psychologists at Wellness Road Psychology will determine an individualized treatment plan whether it be behavioral psychology, behavioral therapy, psychotherapy, talk therapy, family therapy, or counseling. With your team as your support system guiding you through this process, you’ll learn firsthand that treatment for ADHD works.
Coping strategies for ADHD varies from person to person. Wellness Road Psychology treat adult ADHD and adolescent ADHD in different ways. Age is only one factor that plays a role in the approach to ADHD coaching. ADHD is a condition that can be triggered by various factors, including genetics, environmental elements and lifestyle habits. While the exact cause of ADHD is not known, research suggests there may be several contributing factors to its onset. Genetics appear to play a role in many cases of ADHD as it tends to run in families. In addition, certain environmental elements such as exposure to toxins or traumatic events during childhood may contribute to the development of this disorder. Finally, lifestyle habits such as lack of sleep and poor nutrition have been linked with increased risk for developing ADHD symptoms. It’s important for individuals who experience any combination of these triggers to seek professional help so they can receive proper diagnosis and treatment options if necessary.
The treatment plan that you strategize with the Wellness Road team may include cognitive behavioral therapy, ADHD therapy, ADHD medication, mindfulness meditation, and working on coping skills. ADHD medication or any other treatment isn’t for everyone. That’s why discussing your symptoms with a health care professional is so importantIndividualizing your treatment will aid in managing ADHD. With a combination of ADHD treatments, you will be able to work on time management, organizational skills, brain training, problem solving skills, interpersonal self regulation, self esteem, emotional self regulation, impulse control, and changing negative patterns.
You may also learn more about other psychiatric disorders and the cross over of symptoms that occur. It is not uncommon that people that struggle with ADHD also struggle with other psychiatric disorders. Many adults and children with ADHD may also be suffering from other mental health conditions such as an anxiety disorder, mood disorders, depressive disorders, borderline personality disorder, and others. Once you work with a Wellness Road team member on your treatment then you will be able to recognize the differences in these disorders.
Work with the mental health professionals to prioritize your mental health.
If you’re having trouble staying tuned in, feeling frustrated with your ability to stay organized and engaged, or suffering from impulsivity that leads to awkward social situations, Wellness Road Psychology can help you manage your symptoms so that you can build a meaningful life. To learn when–or if– treatment is necessary and what type may work best for you, book a consultation with one of our psychotherapy specialists today. Wellness Road Psychology is a psychological service provider based in New York City and Tarrytown, NY that helps individuals, couples and families in all stages of life's journey. Their mission is to empower and support clients on their path to wellness. They offer individual, couples and family counseling services as well as workshops, seminars and events.
The Wellness Road Psychology team is an experienced, multidisciplinary group of professionals committed to helping clients reach their wellness goals. The team includes psychologists, counselors, social workers, and other healthcareprofessionals with a range of expertise that encompasses psychology, psychotherapy, mental health, marriage and family therapy among other disciplines. Wellness Road Psychology works on practical solutions to reduce symptoms. Their expertise can aid in adult ADHD treatment and child ADHD treatment. Talking with one of the Wellness Road team members can lead to effective treatment and provide you with a path to success.