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ADHD

Sunstate Medical Associates

Internal Medicine Physicians located in Lake Mary, FL

If you experience inattention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) might be to blame. At Sunstate Medical Associates in Lake Mary, Florida, the experienced internal medicine physicians diagnose and treat ADHD to improve focus and your quality of life. Call the office and speak with a friendly team member today or book online.

ADHD Q & A

What is ADHD?

ADHD, or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, is a disease that often appears during childhood, but it affects adults too. Common characteristics of the disorder include hyperactivity, inattention, and impulsive behavior. AHDH can negatively affect work performance and relationships with other people. Treatment often improves your quality of life.


What are the symptoms of ADHD?

Common signs and symptoms of ADHD are:

  • Difficulty paying attention or focusing
  • Impulsivity
  • Appearing not to listen
  • Difficulty following through with tasks
  • Problems following instructions
  • Disorganization
  • Losing items or getting distracted easily
  • Constant fidgeting or moving around
  • Difficulty sitting still
  • Interrupting conversations
  • Problems with relationships

ADHD might make completing everyday tasks and performing well at work difficult. Simple treatments help you achieve success and thrive in life.


What are the risk factors for ADHD?

The cause of ADHD isn’t known, but certain factors might increase your risk of having it. Examples include family history of ADHD, maternal drug or alcohol use, smoking during pregnancy, premature birth, and environmental toxin exposure.


How is ADHD diagnosed?

While there is no specific test for ADHD, your primary care doctor can diagnose it after asking questions about your behavioral characteristics. If ADHD signs and symptoms negatively affect you or a family member’s quality of life, the Sunstate Medical Associates team offers effective, evidence-based treatments.


How is ADHD treated?

To diminish symptoms of ADHD and help you thrive in any environment, your doctor might recommend:

Medications

Medications designed for ADHD help you focus and reduce hyperactivity or impulsive behavior. Your provider discusses the pros and cons of ADHD medication to make sure it’s the right for you.

Behavioral therapy

ADHD behavioral therapy for adults might include an array of counseling sessions. During behavioral therapy sessions, you learn behavior-changing strategies, such as setting regular daily routines and other healthy lifestyle habits.

Don’t let ADHD negatively affect you or a loved one when simple treatments are available at Sunstate Medical Associates. Call the office to speak with a friendly team member or book online to find out which solution is right for you.