ADHD: Triad of Inattention, Impulsivity, & Excessive Motor Activity (“Executive Function Disorder”):
ADHD is a complex Neurodevelopmental Syndrome characterized by inappropriate dysregulation of attention, impulse control, and hyperactivity
- The most common neurodevelopmental disorder diagnosed in children. 6-7% prevalence in children
- Chronic and lifelong condition that persists in the majority of cases into adolescence and adulthood
- Estimated to have an adult prevalence of about 4%
- 8 million American adults have ADHD and less than 20% have been diagnosed and/or are seeking treatment.
What Type of Treatment is Available for Adults with ADHD?
Treatment consists of a combination of medication and counseling.
- Medications: While stimulants are typically the most commonly prescribed medications, other medications can also be effective for patients.
- Counseling: Psychotherapy can help you learn more about ADHD, manage symptoms, improve organizational skills and reduce stress. Therapy can include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for identifying and changing thinking patterns and behaviors, marital and family counseling, or supportive therapy.
At Raleigh Psychiatric Associates, we understand that every patient is different and that it is vital to create behavioral strategies to help you succeed at your work and in your relationships. Although there is no cure for ADHD, it can be managed successfully by tailoring a course of treatment that will reduce symptoms and improve functioning.
We welcome the privilege of helping you and those you love face life’s challenges. Please contact us to schedule an appointment.