Many people think attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) only occurs in children, but it also affects 8% of adults, hindering their happiness and sabotaging their success in all aspects of life. At Ismail MD PA, experienced psychiatrist Saiqa Ismail, MD, has helped many adults improve their life by overcoming their ADHD challenges. If you feel distracted, disorganized, or overly sensitive, call the office in Coral Springs, Florida, or connect online to request an in-person or telehealth appointment.
ADHD is a neurological disorder that affects how your brain and its nerve pathways develop. The changes that occur influence how your brain processes thoughts and regulates behaviors, leading to the challenges that define ADHD: difficulty paying attention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity (acting before thinking).
Though commonly diagnosed around the age of 6, some people don’t learn they have ADHD until adulthood. Additionally, ADHD persists throughout the adult years for one-third of children with the condition.
Your provider diagnoses you with one of three types of ADHD: inattentive, hyperactive-impulsive, or combined. The inattentive and hyperactive-impulsive types have their own symptoms. People with combined ADHD have symptoms of both types.
No matter which type you have, your symptoms negatively affect your work success and personal relationships.
People with inattentive ADHD experience symptoms such as:
The hyperactive-impulsive type causes symptoms such as:
Many people with ADHD also have a poor working memory. As a result, they have trouble planning and organizing activities, making it hard to complete responsibilities.
Your Ismail MD PA provider does an evaluation to determine if you have ADHD. Then they create an individualized treatment plan that includes medications, therapy, or both.
If you need treatment and ongoing support for ADHD, call Ismail MD PA or book an appointment online today.
Dr. Ismail is an experienced psychiatrist that treats patients for ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar disorder and more. Call us to book your appointment today.