Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common cognitive condition that affects more than 8 million adults in the United States alone. Despite its prevalence, many people may have ADHD and not know it. Researchers and medical experts estimate that nearly 20 percent of adults with ADHD have not been diagnosed.

ADHD can make life difficult, from concentration issues to difficulty making decisions. Knowing if you have symptoms of ADHD can help you find treatment for ADHD

What Are the Symptoms of ADHD in Adults?

ADHD has not been studied as extensively in adults as in children and teens. It is thought that the hyperactivity component decreases in adulthood and other symptoms may linger. While not comprehensive, some experts report common symptoms of adult ADHD include: 

  • Forgetfulness
  • Trouble dealing with stress
  • Restlessness
  • Interrupting others during a conversation
  • Impatience
  • Carelessness
  • Disorganization
  • Losing or misplacing items

What Can Treatment Look Like? 

At AVI MIND, treatment for ADHD begins with an evaluation to determine a diagnosis. Sometimes symptoms are misleading, and a different diagnosis may be determined. Treatment is dependent on your condition. 

Following evaluation, ADHD treatment in adults may include medication, lifestyle changes, psychological counseling, and developing cognitive skills to help you cope and manage your ADHD.

Find Adult ADHD Treatment in New York State

Living with ADHD can make life challenging, and treatment with professionals experienced in treating adult ADHD can help. 

At AVI MIND, each care provider is dedicated to providing you with the necessary care you need. Board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioners Racquel Weinberger, MSN, NP, PMHNP-BC, and Avigail Spetner, MSN, NP, PMHNP-BC, are driven by offering comprehensive, holistic approaches to treatment. 

To schedule an appointment and begin treating your ADHD, contact 516-464-8404 today.