ADHD

Latitude Mental Health

Psychiatrist located in West LA, Los Angeles, CA

If you struggle with keeping focused or are easily distracted or impulsive, you may have adult attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). With treatment from Dr. Armin Hoes of Latitude Mental Health in West Los Angeles, you can improve your symptoms and learn healthy coping skills for better focus and attention. For a consultation and treatment for you ADHD, call or book an appointment online today.

ADHD Q & A

What is ADHD?

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a condition characterized by impulsiveness, inattentiveness, hyperactivity, and being easily distracted. Because ADHD can mimic a number of other conditions, it is often misdiagnosed or goes untreated.

ADHD was once considered a childhood disease. Now, it is understood that only about 50% of children grow out of ADHD, and many adults continue to suffer from this disorder. In most cases, adults with a diagnosis of ADHD have had symptoms since before the age of 12.

For adults with ADHD, managing normal, everyday tasks associated with home and work may be challenging. They may struggle with organization, decision-making, effective planning, and developing deep relationships.

What are symptoms of ADHD?

Symptoms of ADHD fall into two basic categories: inattention and hyperactivity or impulsiveness. Symptoms of inattention include:

  • Difficulty staying focused or keeping attention
  • Easily distracted from tasks
  • Unable to grasp details or follow instructions well
  • Frequently making careless mistakes
  • Difficulty finishing tasks or projects
  • Frequently losing things

Symptoms of impulsiveness or hyperactivity may cause conflicts or difficulty in initiating or keeping strong relationships. Adults with ADHD may:

  • Constantly move or fidget
  • Frequently act or feel restless
  • Excessively talk or talk at inappropriate times
  • Frequently interrupt others
  • Often struggle with standing in lines or waiting patiently
  • Act intrusively towards others

Each person suffering from ADHD may not exhibit all of these symptoms or may exhibit them to varying degrees.

What treatments are available for ADHD?

As a psychiatrist, Dr. Hoes seeks to help you successfully cope with your ADHD. He does this primarily through:

Medications

Medications can help to level out your impulsive behavior by balancing the chemicals in your brain that contribute to your symptoms.

Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy, specifically cognitive behavioral therapy, helps you get a handle on your impulsive behaviors, develop better life and organizational skills, and create strategies for managing relationships.

With support from Dr. Hoes and his team and an effective treatment plan, you can effectively gain control over your impulsive, hyperactive behaviors and better manage your life.

For a consultation and expert treatment plan for your ADHD, call or book an appointment with Latitude Mental Health today.

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