Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a real disorder affecting millions of people across the United States, but it can be difficult to get a diagnosis and appropriate treatment. Fortunately, Devang Patel, DO, of Crescent Medical Service, PC in Dallas, Texas, is a specialist in the condition with a unique insight as he has ADHD himself. If you're troubled by what could be symptoms of ADHD or are worried that your child is showing signs of having the condition, call Crescent Medical Service, PC or book an appointment online today for expert diagnosis and treatment.
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a condition that makes it hard for you to focus and manage your behavior.
ADHD develops during early childhood and often causes children to have difficulties at home and at school. The condition continues into adulthood, but you may experience different issues as you get older.
Living with ADHD is a constant challenge, not least because there are still doctors who refuse to accept that ADHD is a genuine condition. As he has it himself, Dr. Patel knows that this condition is real and understands the impact ADHD can have on his patients' lives.
ADHD might make you feel continually restless and needing to be on the move. Or you might find concentrating on one thing almost impossible. In many cases, people with ADHD experience a combination of these problems, as well as other issues such as:
ADHD can present differently in adults, so you might have a messy or cluttered desk, experience problems with your personal relationships, and suffer frequent breakups or divorce. You could develop a compulsion to drink or smoke.
Dr. Patel compares ADHD to the feeling of having 20 internet browser tabs open in your head.
Without treatment, children can struggle to achieve their potential at school and may be labeled as badly behaved or disruptive. In adulthood, you may find it hard to stick with one job or find yourself in an unfulfilling career. You might also develop a drug or alcohol addiction.
Dr. Patel provides complete ADHD management for children and adults at Crescent Medical Service, PC. He designs your treatment to meet your specific needs and reduce the severity of problematic symptoms. The two primary therapies for ADHD are:
Stimulant drugs can address typical ADHD problems such as hyperactivity and inattention. Stimulants like amphetamines and methylphenidates work by changing certain chemical messengers called neurotransmitters in your brain.
Nonstimulants and medicines like antidepressants can also help some patients.
Behavioral therapy is a form of talking therapy that focuses on helping you understand your ADHD and providing you with strategies to manage unwanted behaviors. Learning stress management techniques can also be invaluable.
If you're concerned that you or your child has ADHD, Dr. Patel specializes in diagnosing and treating this condition. Even if other doctors have dismissed your concerns, you can be sure of a compassionate and respectful response from Dr. Patel.
To benefit from Dr. Patel's skill in managing ADHD in children and adults, call Crescent Medical Service, PC today, or book an appointment online.