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ADHD SPECIALIST

Licensed Professional Counselors, , Board-Certified Psychiatrists, Psychiatric Medication Managers, Behavioral Health and Psychotherapy, Behavioral Health and Psychotherapy, Psychiatric Medication Managers, Psychiatry Teams & TMS in Columbia, MD

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ADHD services offered in Columbia, MD

If it seems like you’re always losing items, struggling to keep up at work or school, or finding it difficult to take turns, you might have attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Psychiatrist Anandraj Mattai, MD, and the other providers at Innovative Psychiatry, LLC, in Columbia, Maryland, offer ADHD testing and treatment for adolescents and adults. Schedule an appointment by calling the office or booking online today. 

What is ADHD?

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common behavioral disorder often diagnosed during childhood. It can last into adulthood, with symptoms often evolving over time. It can include hyperactivity, inattentiveness, or a combination of symptoms in both categories. 

A few of the most common ADHD signs and symptoms are:

  • Frequently interrupting others
  • Trouble waiting your turn
  • Excessive talking
  • Trouble sitting still
  • Trouble maintaining focus
  • Frequently losing belongings
  • Easily distracted

Children and adolescents with ADHD often struggle to keep up or stay on track with school work. Similarly, ADHD can have an impact on your work life and productivity. Luckily, there are plenty of psychiatric treatments and resources available to manage your symptoms long-term. 

How is ADHD diagnosed?

Innovative Psychiatry, LLC, uses the Test of Variables of Attention (T.O.V.A.®) to measure your attention. The test aids in the diagnosis of ADHD in patients of all ages. It’s used cross-culturally because it doesn’t have a bias toward any single language or culture. 

The T.O.V.A. test takes around 21 minutes to complete and feels like playing a computer game. The game is simple yet boring. Throughout the test, you’re given visual and auditory stimuli, to which your provider measures your reactions. 

The results of the T.O.V.A. test indicate your response time and your response time variability, as well as your impulsivity and focus. Your provider compares your numbers with averages of individuals of the same age and gender.  

How can I manage ADHD?

Managing ADHD is possible with personalized psychiatric care that accounts for your personal life circumstances and needs. Your Innovative Psychiatry, LLC provider might recommend:

Therapy

Therapy sessions at Innovative Psychiatry, LLC last for 50 minutes and have flexible scheduling. In therapy, you develop the skills you need to manage your behaviors associated with ADHD. 

Medications

Medications for ADHD come in two varieties: stimulants and non-stimulants. They work by altering your brain chemicals to manage impulse control and behaviors.

Learning aids

Learning aids can be helpful for kids, adolescents, and adults with ADHD who are in school. 

Lifestyle changes

Making some behavioral changes can have a major positive impact on ADHD symptoms. Your provider might suggest getting more sleep, limiting screen time, and getting regular exercise. 

If you or your child shows symptoms of ADHD, schedule an appointment by calling Innovative Psychiatry, LLC or booking online today.