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.
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.
The symptoms of ADHD include:
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.
The cause of ADHD isn’t entirely understood, but your environment and genetics may both play roles in its development. Possible risk factors include:
If you or a family member are at risk of ADHD and have signs of the condition, see Ryan for an evaluation.
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.
Numerous treatments help minimize or eliminate ADHD symptoms, including:
Properly managing medications, including taking medicines specifically designed for ADHD, can improve focus, reduce hyperactivity, and reverse problematic behaviors.
Ryan offers psychotherapy (talk therapy) sessions to help you overcome problematic thoughts, behaviors, emotions, and more.
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.