During adulthood, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can have a strong impact on your work life and how you interact with others. At Cary Behavioral Health serving Wake, Johnson, and Durham counties, North Carolina, Waheed Bajwa, MD, Maggie D’Angelo, PMHNP-BC, Laurie Dunne, PA, and the team evaluate and manage adult ADHD with up-to-date, evidence-based practices. Call Cary Behavioral Health or schedule your initial psychiatric evaluation online today.
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder is a condition that can affect you at any age. While many people first find out they have ADHD during childhood or adolescence, the condition can last into adulthood and can strongly impact your adult life.
Many adults with ADHD struggle with organization, focus, and impulse control. The condition varies in severity and can have a wide range of different symptoms, which aren’t the same for everyone. Your symptoms might be primarily:
Many people have equal amounts of both symptom types, which is called combined ADHD.
Your ADHD symptoms during adulthood might stand out in specific settings such as social gatherings or your workplace. Some examples of common adult ADHD symptoms are:
As you might imagine, these symptoms can interfere with your life and cause challenges. Fortunately, evidence-based care can reduce your symptoms to improve productivity, motivation, and organization.
The team at Cary Behavioral Health starts with a psychiatric evaluation to assess your symptoms and their severity. After making or confirming your diagnosis, they advise you on the best course of action. They may prescribe medications, recommend therapy, or suggest ways of reducing your symptoms by adjusting your behaviors.
Your treatment for adult ADHD might involve:
The Cary Behavioral Health team might also recommend regulating your sleep schedule, eating generally healthy foods, and getting enough exercise.
Call Cary Behavioral Health or schedule an appointment online for compassionate and comprehensive adult ADHD care today.