ADHD

Healthy Minds NYC -  - Adult Psychiatrist

Healthy Minds NYC

Adult Psychiatrists & Licensed Psychotherapists located in Midtown East, New York, NY

At Healthy Minds NYC, you can receive comprehensive attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) diagnostic and treatment services to finally understand the root cause of your concentration problems and impulsive behaviors. Our caring mental health providers customize your treatment plan to meet your individual needs and offer resources to help you cope with ADHD symptoms. To schedule an ADHD evaluation at our office in Midtown East, Manhattan, in New York City, use the online booking tool to request a consultation online.

ADHD Q & A

What is ADHD?

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a condition that interferes with your ability to pay attention and control impulsive behaviors. While symptoms of ADHD can be noticeable in early childhood, the disorder can continue impacting your life as an adult.

While the cause of ADHD isn’t well understood, there are several environmental factors that may influence the likelihood you’ll develop ADHD, including:

  • Genetics
  • Brain injuries
  • Low birth weight
  • Exposure to lead and other toxins at a young age

Using alcohol, drugs, or tobacco during pregnancy can also increase the risk of a child developing ADHD.

What are the symptoms of ADHD?

There are three distinct categories of symptoms common with ADHD:

Inattention

Inattention causes problems at work, school, and other activities and makes it difficult for you to stay on task with responsibilities. You may also struggle to stay organized and manage your time.

Hyperactivity

Hyperactivity can disrupt your quality of life, making you feel persistently restless and unable to sit still for any period of time. You may also frequently interrupt conversations and talk nonstop.

Impulsivity

Impulsivity causes you to act without consideration of the consequences, such as blurting out inappropriate thoughts and taking physical risks that may put you in harm’s way.

How is ADHD diagnosed?

There’s no single test to diagnose ADHD. If you suspect you have ADHD and were never diagnosed, our mental health experts at Healthy Minds NYC conduct a comprehensive psychiatric evaluation to determine the underlying cause of your symptoms.

To diagnose ADHD, we review your personal medical and family history, as well as your symptoms. We may also perform an ADHD rating scale or psychological test that objectively evaluates your symptoms to assist in a diagnosis.

We may also request blood work to rule out a medical condition that may explain your symptoms. 

How is ADHD treated?

Your therapist at Healthy Minds NYC creates a personalized treatment plan for your ADHD based on the severity of your symptoms and related mental health challenges. The primary treatment for ADHD includes psychotherapy and medication.

Our team at Healthy Minds NYC offers many therapies that benefit people with ADHD, including cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), stress management, individual therapy, and couples therapy.

Our practice also offers medication management to help you get the right medicine and dosage to improve your ADHD symptoms. 

If you think you need an ADHD evaluation, contact the team at Healthy Minds NYC today by requesting a consultation online.