About 2.5% of adults and 8.4% of children have attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), which can make paying attention and sitting still difficult. If you suffer from ADHD and would like to focus better at work or school, psychiatrist Richard Smith, DO, has solutions. At Florida Behavioral Medicine of Tampa in Tampa, Florida, you receive evidence-based, personalized ADHD treatments to restore your quality of life. Schedule an appointment over the phone or online to learn more.
ADHD or attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder is a mental health condition in which it’s difficult for you to pay attention and sit still. ADHD can cause problems at work or school, negatively affect your self-esteem, and put a strain on interpersonal relationships. Seeking ADHD treatment at Florida Behavioral Medicine of Tampa can drastically improve your quality of life.
The following signs and symptoms may indicate you have ADHD.
ADHD symptoms can range in severity from mild to severe. If they negatively affect your everyday life and make work or school challenging, see Florida Behavioral Medicine of Tampa for an evaluation.
The exact cause of ADHD isn’t entirely clear, but the following factors may increase your risk of experiencing it.
Complications associated with ADHD may include unemployment, financial problems, unstable relationships, low self-esteem, poor work or school performance, substance abuse, and mental or physical health issues.
To diagnose ADHD, your psychiatrist reviews your physical and mental health history. They ask questions about your symptoms, complete a physical exam, and use psychological evaluations to determine if you have ADHD, another mental health disorder, or both.
Florida Behavioral Medicine of Tampa personalizes ADHD treatments using an evidence-based approach. Your psychiatrist might recommend prescription medications to help you focus better or suggest counseling, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, marital counseling, or family therapy.
Your psychiatrist educates you about ADHD coping strategies. Examples include:
They can refer you to ADHD social support groups or other resources to help you thrive in your environment and in relationships.
Don’t live with ADHD symptoms that negatively affect your life. Schedule an evaluation with Florida Behavioral Medicine of Tampa over the phone or online today.