Our providers have extensive experience with treating Adult ADHD. We have 30 years of experience and many awards for psychiatry, therapy, and mental health coaching.
“Limits, like fears, are often just an illusion.” ~ Michael Jordan
Adult attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a persistent pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity that interferes with daily functioning. Individuals with untreated Adult ADHD in New York often find themselves day dreaming, losing focus, fidgety, and on the go. It is common for a person with Adult ADHD to struggle at work, finding themselves disorganized and unable to complete tasks. They may also find daily tasks overwhelming, having a negative impact on their personal relationships. Untreated ADHD can lead to feelings of depression and the gut-wrenching feeling that they’re not living up to their potential.
Some people with ADHD have fewer symptoms as they age, but some adults continue to have major symptoms that interfere with daily functioning. In adults, the main features of ADHD may include difficulty paying attention, impulsiveness and restlessness. Symptoms can range from mild to severe. Many adults with ADHD aren’t aware they have it — they just know that everyday tasks can be a challenge. Adults with ADHD may find it difficult to focus and prioritize, leading to missed deadlines and forgotten meetings or social plans. The inability to control impulses can range from impatience waiting in line or driving in traffic to mood swings and outbursts of anger.
• Teach better coping skills
• Manage stress
• Control impulsive behavior
• Handle time efficiently
• Manage your money better
• Improve organizational skills
There are many reasons people do not seek treatment for their ADHD symptoms, ranging from their denial of a problem to guilt and shame to not knowing how/when to seek help. Many times a person will put themselves in treatment when they accept they have an issue and are ready to get help, but often times it happens through family and friends intervening. If you are concerned for yourself or someone you know, it is ok to reach out for help.
Adult ADHD symptoms may include:
• Disorganization and problems prioritizing
• Poor time management skills
• Problems focusing on a task
• Trouble multitasking
• Excessive activity or restlessness
• Poor planning
• Low frustration tolerance
• Frequent mood swings
• Problems following through and completing tasks
• Hot temper
• Trouble coping with stress
Treatment for Adult ADHD in New York City
Treatment for Adult ADHD utilizes medications that act on neurotransmitters in the brain associated with motivation, pleasure, and attention. These stimulant medications boost concentration and focus, reducing the problematic symptoms of Adult ADHD. In conjunction with managing medications for Adult ADHD, it can be beneficial to work with a life optimization coach to hone your skills and learn how to best work with your ADHD diagnosis, it can work to your advantage!
Your first step is to call us to schedule your initial appointment.
Your initial evaluation session provides an opportunity for you to build rapport with the psychiatrist/therapist and provide them with some background about yourself and the reasons you are seeking ADHD Treatment. In addition to seeing if you will be a good candidate for ADHD Treatment, they will be able to answer your questions regarding services, confidentiality, and what to expect in treatment. With your best interests in mind, you will decide together what kind of treatment will benefit you the most.
At the end of your first session, if you decide to move forward and work with that psychiatrist, you will be asked to schedule further appointments. At your second appointment, you will work with your therapist to set goals for your overall mental health experience and then begin working together towards achieving them.
Call +1 646 751 7908 and speak to any of our office staff to learn more or schedule an appointment.
At Dr. Ditzell Psychiatry our patients have and always will be our number one priority; we take their health and well being very seriously and are pleased to be able to offer Adult ADHD treatment in a manner like no other practice we’ve come across.
If you think you have undiagnosed or misdiagnosed Adult ADHD, give us a call to set up a consultation at +1 646 751 7908.