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ADHD Treatment in California

By:  Integrative Behavioral Health & Medicine | Date: 05 Jun 2024

Are you struggling with ADHD? We have a team of ADHD experts for diagnosis, medication & therapy. Contact us today!

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Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common neurodevelopmental disorder marked by recurring episodes of inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. It is a disorder that can afflict people of any age, but it is most typically diagnosed in childhood. At Integrative Behavioral Health & Medicine (IBHM), we understand the tremendous impact ADHD can have on both the individual and their family, and we are dedicated to delivering comprehensive care that addresses the causes, symptoms, and treatment choices for this illness.
 

Causes of ADHD: 
Research suggests that a combination of genetic, environmental, and neurological factors may contribute to the development of ADHD. Genetic studies have shown that ADHD tends to run in families, indicating a strong genetic component. Additionally, certain environmental factors, such as exposure to toxins during pregnancy or early childhood, premature birth, low birth weight, and prenatal substance abuse, may increase the risk of developing ADHD. Furthermore, abnormalities in brain structure and function, particularly in regions involved in attention, impulse control, and executive function, have been observed in individuals with ADHD


Symptoms of ADHD:
The symptoms of ADHD vary greatly depending on the individual and their age. In children, common symptoms include:

Inattention: Difficulty focusing on work, making casual mistakes, regularly losing items, and becoming easily distracted.

Hyperactivity: It is characterized by restlessness, excessive chatting, fidgeting, and difficulty sitting still.

Impulsivity: This is defined as acting without understanding the repercussions, interrupting others, and having difficulties waiting one's turn.
 

Adult ADHD symptoms may appear differently and include:

Chronic tardiness and forgetfulness
Poor organizational skills
Impulsiveness and difficulties controlling rage
Chronic procrastination
Relationship issues
 

Treatment at IBHM: 
At IBHM, we believe in treating ADHD holistically, addressing the underlying causes while increasing general well-being. Our treatment regimens are tailored to each individual's specific needs, and may involve a combination of the following approaches:

Medication Management: Stimulants, non-stimulants, and antidepressants may be prescribed to assist manage ADHD symptoms. These medications function by raising levels of neurotransmitters in the brain that are linked to attention and impulse control.

Behavioral Therapy: Behavioral therapy techniques can be useful in teaching individuals with ADHD coping strategies and skills for managing their symptoms. This style of treatment focuses on transforming negative thought patterns and behaviors into more positive ones.


Lifestyle Changes: Developing a disciplined schedule, getting regular exercise, practicing stress-reduction techniques such as mindfulness, and eating a nutritious diet can all help control ADHD symptoms.
 

ADHD is a complex condition that demands a multifaceted approach to therapy. At IBHM, we are dedicated to providing personalized care that meets the specific needs of each person with ADHD. By combining medication management, behavioral therapy, lifestyle modifications, and support services, we strive to help our patients manage their symptoms effectively and improve their overall quality of life.
 

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