ADULT ATTENTION DEFICIT AND HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER
REALIZE YOUR POTENTIAL WITH AN ACCURATE DIAGNOSIS & EFFECTIVE TREATMENT.
Attention deficit disorder (ADD) is a serious disorder characterized by problems with attention. While ADD affects children, it is chronic, and children grow up. ADD does not always fade into the background. For most, it continues and may worsen, which can inhibit progress at college and work and can interfere as they try to develop and maintain relationships. Today, an estimated 4 to 5 percent of American adults live with ADD, which impacts their lives, relationships, employment, safety and more.
A SIGNIFICANT LIFE CHALLENGE THAT’S UNDER DIAGNOSED.
Adults with ADD have problems with self-regulation, self-motivation, prioritization, organization and distractibility. They often procrastinate, avoid tasks or leave them unfinished, manage time poorly, have trouble recalling details and are indecisive. Adults with ADD are more likely to pursue constant stimulation/activity, bore easily, become impatient or frustrated and act impulsively or irresponsibly. In addition, teenagers and adults with ADD receive more speeding tickets and are more frequently involved in car accidents than people not affected by ADD.
Whereas children’s ADD symptoms are likely to be noticed by teachers or caregivers, adult ADD symptoms are much less likely to be recognized. Adults with ADD are also likely to have other psychiatric conditions (depression, anxiety, substance abuse, etc.). And ADD’s primary symptoms overlap with other disorders, making it difficult to diagnose. ADD is also often overlooked by healthcare professionals for whom it isn’t a core competency. As a result, adult ADD is underdiagnosed.
Below is a Video Outlining the Approach to ADHD at RBI:
GET INFORMED, EFFECTIVE CARE FOCUSED ON YOUR SUCCESS & SAFETY.
At Rabjohn Behavioral Institute (RBI), we know that diagnosing ADD requires a thorough evaluation of symptoms. As board-certified physicians, Dr. Pat Rabjohn and Dr. Shelley Durham and Dr. Tam Redd have the expertise to accurately diagnose — and successfully treat — adult ADD, including determining if symptoms are related to another disorder.
While educational psychotherapy and dietary changes may provide some benefit for adult ADD, stimulant medications remain the “gold standard” treatment. They are highly effective, providing often dramatic improvement by changing the way people think and helping them to organize their thoughts. But this also means they can have other effects on people’s lives. With advanced training and specialized expertise, our physicians dedicate the time and individualized focus to track and rate symptoms, manage your treatment carefully and ensure your safety and highest level of functioning.
To find out if adult ADD is inhibiting your life, and for the improved functioning you need, call RBI today.
1751 Broad Park Cr S, Ste 201
Mansfield, TX 76063