ADD and ADHD services offered in Boulder, Longmont, Niwot, Colorado
Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) makes it hard for you to focus, learn, or sit still. The condition is not limited to children; it often extends into adulthood. If you’re an adult struggling with symptoms of ADHD, the providers at Amavi are able to help with diagnosis and treatment.
What is attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder?
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder is a neurodevelopmental disorder usually first diagnosed in childhood. It affects your ability to focus on a single task, control impulsive behaviors, or maintain attention. Symptoms may continue into adulthood and affect work and relationships.
Some people may not have ADHD diagnosed until they’re adults but find that the diagnosis helps explain past problems in school and relationships. People with ADHD often have at least one other mental health condition, such as depression or anxiety.
What symptoms suggest I have attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder?
Some of the most common and noticeable symptoms of ADHD are inattention, impulsivity, and distractibility.
ADHD can also cause:
- Avoidance of tasks that require attention
- Trouble with organization
- Inability to follow instructions
- Fidgeting or squirming
- Interrupting people
- Trouble with time management
- Difficulty multitasking
- Challenges following through on tasks
- Mood swings
- Hot temper
If you find these symptoms are causing you to struggle at work, school, or home, schedule a consultation at Amavi Integrative Mental Wellness. Not all symptoms must be present for you to be diagnosed with ADHD. The symptoms do not typically resolve without treatment.
What does an intake appointment entail?
The thorough intake appointment at Amavi helps your provider understand any concerning symptoms and do an initial assessment. Your provider will also look at other issues, such as anxiety, that could be causing your symptoms before making a diagnosis of ADHD.
What’s the treatment for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder?
You’ll receive a customized treatment plan that may include medication to treat your ADHD symptoms. The goal of treatment is to boost your confidence and social function, thus allowing you to experience a high quality of life.
Effective ADHD treatment can help you:
- Reduce impulsivity
- Improve time management and organization
- Have a better relationships with family, co-workers, and friends
- Develop better problem-solving skills
- Cope with past failures
- Learn to control your temper