ADD/ADHD Treatment in Baltimore
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) can affect both children and adults, making it difficult to concentrate or follow-through with the completion of tasks. Executive functions like planning, organizing and executing can also be difficult. An integrated approach that includes therapy and/or medication can be used to help you function and feel better.
ADHD and ADD are two different ways of describing the same condition. This condition begins in childhood and can persist into adulthood. Often, but not always, when the condition is diagnosed in children it is more likely referred to as ADHD because hyperactivity may be an obvious feature, and ADD in adults when inattentiveness, procrastination, absentmindedness, difficulty with time management, and being disorganized may be the most prominent features. Some of these features of the inattentive form of adult ADD can be remembered as the mnemonic “PDF” (as in a PDF file) for procrastination, disorganization, and forgetfulness. This lack of prominent hyperactivity can account for the condition going unrecognized until adulthood. Nonetheless, there are certainly adults with a very hyperactive form of the condition too.
Adult ADHD can also masquerade as anxiety, depression, problems with frustration tolerance and irritability, impulsivity, memory problems, low self-esteem and difficulty with careers and relationships. If a diagnosis is not clear, Dr. Ranen will order additional testing to be sure you get the appropriate treatment.
Contact Dr. Ranen today for an appointment.