Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder, or ADHD, is a common condition found in both children and adults. Its symptoms include difficulty paying attention or concentrating, hyperactivity, and a tendency to be impulsive. ADHD was once believed to be only a problem for children and young adults, but we now know that adults may also struggle with ADHD – an issue that is often under-diagnosed.

Aware Behavioral Health provides ADHD treatment in Dallas. We take a comprehensive approach to care, utilizing many different approaches to help you manage the condition and improve your quality of life. Get started today by calling us at 888-677-4562, or filling out our online form.

Signs and Symptoms of ADHD

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder can affect men and women, and people of all ages. It is more common in younger people with about 9% of teenagers experiencing it, while only 4% of adults have ADHD. The separate experiences between age ranges are largely due to how symptoms present at different times in your life, and how they are managed.

The symptoms of ADHD can consist of hyperactivity traits, traits of inattention, impulsivity traits, or a combination of all three, so the disorder often looks slightly different for everyone. Additionally, the symptoms of ADHD in teens and adults often differ, with teens displaying hyperactivity and impulsivity more explicitly while adults tend to feel restless. In general, however, some of the symptoms a person with ADHD may experience include:

  • Fidgeting and Restlessness
  • Inability to Sit Still for Long Periods
  • Excessive Talking, Talking Out of Turn, or Interrupting Others
  • Trouble Paying Attention to Details
  • Impatience
  • Inability to Stick to Tasks
  • Trouble Staying Organized
  • Often Loses Belongings
  • Forgets Daily Activities
  • Acts Impulsively

Because of the symptoms, ADHD can often cause challenges in other areas of your life. Many teens and young adults may struggle in school, leading to feelings of inadequacy. Likewise, ADHD can hold you back at work or cause stress in relationships, potentially leading to anxiety, depression, or other challenges.

We view our patients holistically at Aware Behavioral Health and learn about your past experiences and current challenges. This lets us make an accurate diagnosis of ADHD if necessary, while also incorporating treatment solutions for any mental health struggles you may be dealing with.

How We Treat ADHD

Dr. Sehdev first begins the ADHD treatment with a thorough diagnosis. ADHD can be misdiagnosed, especially in adults, and so a careful review of the challenges, behaviors, symptoms, and more will help ensure not only that ADHD is the correct diagnosis, but what treatment approach will work best.

As an experienced Dallas psychiatrist for ADHD and ADD, Dr. Sehdev will compose a strategy that will help you manage the condition in both the short and long term. These may include:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) – Therapy is an effective way to treat not only ADHD, but also many of the other associated psychological and emotional challenges associated with ADHD. CBT, and other therapeutic approaches, can help build self-esteem, manage stress, and teach patients ongoing skills to improve their quality of life.
  • Medications – We integrate medications only when they are the best choice for the patient. However, ADHD responds very well to medication. In those with ADHD, psychiatric medications like Ritalin and Adderall are effective, safe, work instantly, and can be taken as needed.

We can also integrate other forms of counseling and support services as needed. Organizational tools and techniques, alterations in routines, and lifestyle changes can often keep ADHD well managed for many patients. Our goal at Aware Behavioral Health is to make the best decisions for you as a patient and ensure the best possible outcome for anyone living with ADHD.

Why Choose Dr. Sehdev at Aware Behavioral Health for Dallas ADHD Treatment

Living with ADHD can cause you or your teenager to struggle with daily tasks, school, and work, and that can leave you feeling frustrated. Dr. Sehdev provides compassionate and individualized treatment for ADHD. In his experience working with teens and adults, he helps find the solutions that will make you feel more focused, comfortable, and confident.

To learn more about our services, contact us today. We are located in Dallas and are currently available for telepsychiatry anywhere in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, supporting patients in Bedford, Grapevine, Plano, and other nearby cities.