Whether you’ve been formally diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD or ADHD), or think you might have it, the primary care providers at One Medical can offer effective treatment strategies, prescribe medication if necessary, and help you manage your ADD or ADHD symptoms.
Living with a mental health condition can be challenging and sometimes isolating. The compassionate doctors, nurses, and physician assistants at One Medical understand the difficulties of coping with issues like attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and they can offer guidance and treatment plans to anyone seeking help for their ADD/ADHD.
Attention deficit disorder (ADD) is a form of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). While ADHD usually involves symptoms like constant moving and fidgeting, people who have ADD do not necessarily have those symptoms. In general, people with ADHD or ADD show a persistent pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity that interferes with everyday life.
There are three subtypes of ADHD, and each one is accompanied by specific symptoms (predominantly hyperactive-impulsive, predominantly inattentive, and combined hyperactive-impulsive and inattentive). Some people with some forms of ADHD or ADD have trouble staying organized or paying attention, some can’t control the urge to fidget or squirm, and some have a combination of these symptoms as well as others. Whatever form of ADHD or ADD you have or suspect you may have, the doctors, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants at One Medical can help guide your diagnosis, treatment plan, and continued care.
In some cases, prescription ADD medications like Adderall or Ritalin may be necessary, although they're known to come with side effects like decreased appetite, headaches, jitteriness, and sleep problems. In some cases, people can help reduce or even eliminate symptoms without medication. The primary care providers at One Medical work closely with each patient to assess which treatment strategy may be best for them. While One Medical’s providers are not psychotherapists or psychiatrists, our health experts offer longer appointments to comprehensively evaluate and discuss mental health issues like ADD and ADHD, and depending on the severity of the issue, can recommend a local specialist if necessary.