Are you or your child experiencing trouble focusing or bouts of impulsivity that are causing your life and work to suffer? Michael Lara, MD, is dedicated to treating ADHD, which can affect patients of all ages. The disorder is known to limit attention spans and cause issues in work, school, and relationships. But ADHD can be treated in various ways. If you are suffering from the disorder and seeking support, Dr. Lara offers both pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments at his office in Belmont, California. Schedule your appointment by calling the office or booking online today.
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, otherwise known as ADHD, is a mental disorder that affects both children and adults. Its symptoms are often identifiable early on in children who cannot keep focus, are hyperactive, and experience disruptive impulses in their school settings and tasks. It’s estimated that 2.5% of adults and 8.4% of children are diagnosed with ADHD.
While the exact causes of ADHD are still being researched, studies show several probabilities for the development of the disorder. Genetics, environmental factors, and issues with the central nervous system during early development are all considered possible causes.
ADHD has two types: inattentive and hyperactive/impulsive. Patients may be diagnosed with one or both. The following symptoms commonly occur for each type:
Dr. Lara can help determine which type of ADHD you have and develop a treatment plan to help you manage your symptoms effectively.
If any of the above symptoms are disrupting your life and work, there are a number of both pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment options.
After a physical exam and a psychological evaluation of your symptoms, Dr. Lara can diagnose the best approach for your needs. Medication such as stimulants may be prescribed, which boost and balance levels of brain chemicals.
Psychotherapy and counseling can educate patients on skills that increase happiness and functionality in work, social, and school settings.
While there is no cure for ADHD, there are a number of ways to manage your symptoms for a more focused, satisfying, and successful future.
To schedule an appointment, call Micahel Lara, MD, or request an appointment online today.