AmiTop Care LLC

ADHD

ADHD

ADHD services offered in Dedham and Norwood, MA


Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) causes a complex range of emotional and behavioral problems that start in childhood but persist in adulthood. The AmiTop Care LLC team in Norwood and Dedham, Massachusetts, provides expert adult ADHD assessments and treatment. It’s never too late to benefit from help with ADHD, so reach out to the nearest AmiTop Care LLC office or request a consultation using the online booking feature today.

What is ADHD?

ADHD sometimes develops in children because of differences in how their brains work. The condition interferes with emotional and behavioral functions, so affected children struggle to fit in at school and may be difficult at home.

ADHD symptoms must be well-established by age 12 for an ADHD diagnosis, although most children show signs well before this age. ADHD has no cure, so problems caused by poorly managed or undiagnosed ADHD persist into adulthood, or it can be diagnosed in adulthood. Sometimes the symptoms adults experience differ from those most problematic in their childhoods.

AmiTop Care LLC specializes in diagnosing and treating adult ADHD.

How do I know if I have ADHD?

ADHD symptoms fall into three categories — inattentiveness, hyperactivity, and impulsiveness. Inattentive symptoms include:

  • Poor organizational skills
  • Persistent daydreaming
  • Being easily distracted
  • Forgetfulness
  • Difficulty following instructions
  • Impatience with long and focused tasks
  • Frequently losing things

People affected by hyperactivity are full of energy and find it almost impossible to keep still. Fidgeting, impatience, and restlessness are common because controlling the need for frequent activity is tough. Other hyperactive traits include talking a lot, interrupting others’ conversations, not waiting for your turn, and not recognizing others’ feelings.

Impulsiveness is where someone acts before considering the possible consequences. For instance, you might jump into the sea without considering dangers like tides, undercurrents, rocks, and shallow areas.

You might have primarily inattentive ADHD, primarily hyperactive/impulsive ADHD, or a combination.

What treatments help me manage ADHD?

Behavioral therapy and medication can make a significant difference to people living with ADHD. AmiTop Care LLC specializes in combining these treatments and recommending lifestyle changes and complementary therapies to provide holistic ADHD treatment.

Some people benefit from stimulant medications that boost activity in areas of the brain affected by ADHD. If you don’t get on with stimulants, other drugs might help. AmiTop Care LLC offers gene testing to help identify the medications most suited to you.

Cognitive-behavioral therapies target the problems people with ADHD experience in their daily lives. You learn coping techniques and improve your ability to challenge and alter unhelpful thoughts and behaviors. Your therapist also teaches you new skills to manage problems like poor organization and being forgetful.

Call AmiTop Care LLC to arrange an adult ADHD evaluation, or use the online booking form to request a consultation today.