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ADD Evaluations in Chicago

ADD / ADHD

Attention Deficit Disorder (with or without Hyperactivity) is one of the most common neuropsychiatric conditions. It is more common in childhood and adolescents, but often persists into adulthood. Here we focus on evaluation and treatment of adults.

Symptoms

Patients with adult ADD/ADHD often struggle with symptoms of inattention and may have deficits in areas of Executive Function.

Inattention symptoms include problems with:

  • Organization
  • Prioritization
  • Follow through
  • Forgetfulness
  • Time management

Executive function deficits include problems with:

  • Short term (working) memory
  • Task-shifting
  • Self-monitoring
  • Self-inhibition
  • Initiation

Treatment

Treatment of adult ADD can consist of either behavioral therapy, medications, or both. The most effective of medications for ADD are stimulants, such as Ritalin or Adderall.

Our physicians can review appropriate treatment options and help customize treatment regimens.

Additional Resources

https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-adhd/index.shtml

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