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ADHD

Psychiatric Mental Health Care, Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy & Psychiatric Medication Management located in Westlake Village, CA

ADHD services offered in Westlake Village, CA

Do you struggle to sit still or pay attention? If so, you may have attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). At State of Mind Wellness Center in Westlake Village, California, board-certified psychiatrist Priya Parmar, MD, and her compassionate team diagnose and offer treatments for ADHD to help you focus and perform exceptionally at work or school. Call the office to schedule an appointment or use the online booking feature today.

ADHD Q&A

What is ADHD?

ADHD, also called attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, is a common mental health challenge that makes paying attention, focusing, and sitting still difficult. Having ADHD can affect your relationships, school, job, and overall quality of life when left untreated.

What are the symptoms of ADHD?

Some of the common ADHD symptoms include:

  • Getting distracted easily
  • Being disorganized
  • Difficulty sitting still
  • Problems paying attention and focusing
  • Making impulsive decisions
  • Constant urge to move around
  • Forgetting things easily
  • Poor time management skills
  • Difficulty multitasking 
  • Mood swings

Treatment with the team at State of Mind Wellness Center can help manage your day-to-day tasks and improve your quality of daily life.

What are the risk factors for ADHD?

The cause of ADHD isn’t known, but the common risk factors for having it include:

  • Family history of ADHD
  • Childhood lead exposure
  • Central nervous system issues
  • Substance use, smoking, or drinking during pregnancy
  • Being born prematurely

With a condition like ADHD, you might also develop anxiety, depression, or other mental health challenges. 

While adopting healthy habits during pregnancy and early childhood may reduce the risk of ADHD, it may be diffcult to prevent it if you’re prone to developing the condition. 

How does my provider diagnose ADHD?

To find out if you have ADHD, your State of Mind Wellness Center provider reviews your medical history, symptoms, and lifestyle habits. During a psychiatric assessment they ask questions about your thoughts, behavior patterns, mood, and emotions.

How is ADHD treated?

Some of the common ADHD treatments available at State of Mind Wellness Center include:

Lifestyle-change counseling

Your provider teaches you ways to improve focus and make it easier to sit still. Examples include exercising regularly, getting the right amount of sleep, reducing stress, and making to-do lists. Break down large tasks into smaller to-do items, follow a routine, and ask for help when you need it.

Medications

Taking medicines may help you to better focus, pay attention, and sit still — ADHD symptoms that can be disruptive to daily life. 

Psychotherapy

State of Mind Wellness Center offers highly effective psychotherapy (talk therapy) that teaches you ways to manage ADHD symptoms and thrive at work or school.

For help with managing ADHD, call the State of Mind Wellness Center or book an appointment online today.