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ADHD Specialist

Nexus of Hope Psychiatry & Mental Health Wellness

Psychiatric Clinic & Addiction Medicine located in Edina, MN & Lakeville, MN

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a prevalent mental health disorder affecting around 11% of children and 4% of adults in the United States. At Nexus of Hope Psychiatry & Mental Health Wellness in Edina, Minnesota, Adejoke Adedeji, APRN, and her team provide comprehensive, holistic treatment to help you or your child cope with ADHD and develop the skills needed to thrive. If you’re concerned about ADHD, call Nexus of Hope or schedule a consultation online today.

ADHD Q & A

What is attention deficit hyperactivity disorder?

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a mental health condition that interferes with your concentration and impulse control. It’s usually diagnosed in childhood, but can also emerge or become noticeable in adulthood. 

There are three types of ADHD: inattentive, hyperactive/impulsive, and combined. The term attention deficit disorder (ADD) was previously used to describe only inattentive patients, but the term is now outdated according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5). 

ADHD can interfere with a child’s ability to succeed at school, make friends, and develop healthy self-esteem. Adults with ADHD may struggle to thrive at work and have trouble with their personal relationships. 

What are the symptoms of ADHD in children?

The symptoms of ADHD vary between patients and depend on your age, the type of ADHD, and the severity of the condition. For example, children with inattentive ADHD might:

  • Have trouble staying focused during class or long conversations
  • Seem like they’re not listening
  • Make careless mistakes at school
  • Fail to follow instructions
  • Forget daily tasks

Children with hyperactive/impulsive ADHD have symptoms such as:

  • Fidgeting
  • Can’t sit still during class
  • Runs and plays at inappropriate times
  • Interrupts others and is extremely talkative
  • Struggles to take turns

Children with combined ADHD have both inattentive and impulsive symptoms. 

What are the symptoms of ADHD in adults?

Adults with ADHD experience the condition slightly differently. For example, adults might have symptoms such as:

  • Poor time management
  • Disorganization
  • Restlessness
  • Problems focusing or multitasking
  • Frequent mood swings
  • Low frustration tolerance or hot temper
  • Poor stress management

Regardless of your age, unmanaged ADHD can have a severe impact on your quality of life and overall wellness. 

How is ADHD treated?

The team at Nexus of Hope Psychiatry & Mental Health Wellness offers a holistic, patient-focused approach to treating ADHD. They consider all aspects of your mental, physical, and emotional health to create multidisciplinary treatment plans that combine conventional treatments such as medication and therapy with lifestyle modifications and alternative therapies. 

For example, the team may recommend dietary changes or adding physical activity into your day. You might also benefit from practicing meditation.

If you’re concerned about ADHD, call Nexus of Hope Psychiatry & Mental Health Wellness or make an appointment online today.