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.
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term attention deficit disorder (ADD) was previously used to describe only inattentive patients, but the term is now outdated according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5).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.
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:
Children with hyperactive/impulsive ADHD have symptoms such as:
Children with combined ADHD have both inattentive and impulsive symptoms.
Adults with ADHD experience the condition slightly differently. For example, adults might have symptoms such as:
Regardless of your age, unmanaged ADHD can have a severe impact on your quality of life and overall wellness.
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.