While attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is primarily diagnosed in children, you can suffer from this mental health condition as an adult, too. At TMS/ADHD and Wellness Clinic of Queens, Gad Makar, MD, and the team of clinical staff provide diagnostic evaluations and treatment for both children and adults with ADHD including FDA-cleared transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). If you’re concerned about ADHD, call the practice in Queens Village, New York, or schedule an appointment online today.
ADHD is a widespread mental health disorder that affects 5-11% of American children and over 4% of adults by various estimates. The condition is characterized by inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity that disrupt behavior and performance at school, work, and home.
ADHD is classified as either primarily inattentive, hyperactive, or a combination of both. Each classification is identified by the behaviors you or your child present.
Yes, there is a difference in the way children and adults experience ADHD.
Adults with ADHD tend to be disorganized, frequently lose their keys, and have trouble meeting deadlines and remembering appointments. They’re also often impatient, have hot tempers, and struggle with low self-esteem.
As a result of these behaviors, adults with ADHD often have performance problems at work and poor interpersonal relationships.
Children with ADHD tend to display the behaviors within the dominant subtype of their condition.
Common inattentive behaviors include:
Common hyperactive behaviors include:
It’s important to remember that adults and children all display these behaviors from time to time. However, when the behaviors are almost always present and are disruptive to you or your child’s overall wellness including performance, success, and relationships, you should talk to Dr. Makar and the team at TMS/ADHD and Wellness Clinic of Queens for assessment and to get the help you need.
The team at TMS/ADHD and Wellness Clinic of Queens diagnoses ADHD in children and adults with an extensive assessment including computerized psychological testing and evaluation.
Additionally, your child should have a full medical evaluation, including hearing and vision tests, to rule out other conditions that could cause similar behavioral issues.
At TMS/ADHD and Wellness Clinic of Queens, the team provides customized treatments to help you or your child control your behaviors. In many cases, medication can help reduce hyperactive and impulsive behaviors and improve the ability to focus on a task.
The team may also recommend transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). This painless procedure sends magnetic pulses into the region of the brain that controls mood and behavior.
Call the practice or schedule a consultation online today for expert diagnosis and treatments for ADHD.