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ADHD

Mental Health and Addiction Medicine serving rural Arizona

ADHD services offered in rural Arizona

Do you or your child have difficulty focusing and paying attention at school or work because of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)? At WellBean Health, serving rural Arizona, board-certified mental health nurse practitioner Ryan Bingham, PMHNP-BC, offers treatments that improve the quality of living for people with ADHD. Schedule a telemedicine visit with Ryan by phone or online today.

Service Q&A

What is ADHD?

ADHD is a common mental health concern often diagnosed in childhood, but it’s a lifelong condition. Characterized by difficulty paying attention, ADHD can include difficulty focusing on tasks at hand, and being unable to sit still for long periods.

While ADHD symptoms have potentially adverse effects, treatment can improve your quality of life, workplace performance, or grades at school.

What does ADHD look like?

The symptoms of ADHD include:

  • Fidgeting
  • Difficulty sitting still
  • Blurting out answers at school
  • Interrupting others
  • Difficulty focusing
  • Challenges paying attention
  • Impulsive decisions making
  • Trouble multitasking
  • Disorganization
  • Restlessness
  • Poor planning
  • Inattention
  • Hyperactivity
  • Low frustration tolerance

ADHD can make it difficult to hold down a good job or get good grades. It might increase your risk of substance misuse, being in accidents, or having a poor self-image. 

The good news is that an effective treatment plan can help you dial in on tasks at hand and focus for longer time periods.

What are the risk factors for ADHD?

The cause of ADHD isn’t entirely understood, but your environment and genetics may both play roles in its development. Possible risk factors include:

  • Family history of ADHD
  • Problems during fetal development
  • Environmental toxin exposure
  • Being born prematurely 
  • Smoking, drinking, or using drugs during pregnancy

If you or a family member are at risk of ADHD and have signs of the condition, see Ryan for an evaluation.

How is ADHD diagnosed?

To determine if you have ADHD, Ryan discusses your medical history, symptoms, lifestyle, and more. During a psychiatric evaluation, he asks about your habits, performance at school or work, mood, thoughts, emotions, and behavior patterns. He then reviews treatment options with you.

How does my specialist treat ADHD?

Numerous treatments help minimize or eliminate ADHD symptoms, including:

Medication management

Properly managing medications, including taking medicines specifically designed for ADHD, can improve focus, reduce hyperactivity, and reverse problematic behaviors.

Psychotherapy

Ryan offers psychotherapy (talk therapy) sessions to help you overcome problematic thoughts, behaviors, emotions, and more.

Holistic treatment options

Examples of holistic treatment options that may reduce ADHD symptoms naturally include altering your diet, taking dietary supplements, sleeping and exercising more, finding a strong social support network, making to-do lists, and keeping a calendar to stay organized.

Schedule a telemedicine ADHD evaluation at WellBean Health by phone or online today to get the treatment needed for you to thrive.