ADHD is a well-known neurological disorder that, without proper treatment, can make your life difficult. But the expert, caring team of providers at PANDA Neurology & Atlanta Headache Specialists, a family-oriented neurology practice located in Atlanta, can help you better understand and manage your ADHD. The team can help you find the right treatment for ADHD, no matter your age. Find out more today by booking an appointment online or over the phone.
ADHD, or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, is a chronic neurological disorder. It causes you to display a pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity and impulsivity. While ADHD often manifests in childhood, you can also develop the condition during adolescence or adulthood.
The inattention aspect of ADHD affects your life every day, making it difficult to complete tasks, stay motivated, be organized, and focus.
The hyperactivity end of ADHD is characterized by behaviors that help use up excess energy. Examples include:
Children with ADHD often have trouble in school, because they can’t focus or they act up at inappropriate times.
When you have ADHD, impulsivity refers to making decisions and choices without thinking the situation through or considering the consequence of your actions.
To determine whether or not you have ADHD, the team at PANDA Neurology & Atlanta Headache Specialists starts with an in-depth evaluation.
During this evaluation, your specialist asks about your symptoms and:
Based on the specialist’s evaluation, the team at PANDA Neurology & Atlanta Headache Specialists will decide whether or not they believe a diagnosis of ADHD is appropriate.
One of the most common ways to treat ADHD is with medication. These are stimulant medications that help with thinking and attention by stimulating your brain’s production of norepinephrine and dopamine.
Sometimes, you can treat ADHD with other medications, alone or in conjunction with stimulant medications. Examples of alternative treatments include:
If you or your child is suffering from symptoms of ADHD, don’t wait to get support. Schedule an appointment with the team at PANDA Neurology & Atlanta Headache Specialists online or over the phone today to get answers and start treatment.