Adult Attention Deficit Disorder -ADHD
ADHD is a real disease that is caused by observable changes in the brain.
This scan of the brain shows clear differences between a normal brain and an ADHD brain. Notice the areas with different shapes and colors in the scans.
- difficulty staying focused and paying attention;
- difficulty controlling behavior and impulses;
- hyperactivity (over-activity).
Adults with undiagnosed or untreated ADHD have a history of failure at school, on-going problems at work, or difficult or failed relationships. Many have had multiple traffic accidents. Adults with ADHD may seem restless and may try to do several things at once, most of them unsuccessfully.
They also tend to prefer “quick fixes,” rather than taking the steps needed to achieve greater rewards. They may feel that it is impossible to get organized, stick to a job, or remember and keep appointments. Daily tasks such as getting up in the morning, preparing to leave the house for work, arriving at work on time, and being productive on the job can be especially challenging for adults with ADHD. It is estimated that 2.5% of adults have ADHD.
ADHD responds well to medications, and is probably the easiest psychiatric disorder to treat. When properly diagnosed, it is very effectively treated with medications. here are many medications used to treat ADHD, bit Psychostimulants are the medications of choice, and improvement in symptoms usually occur almost immediately.
A Harvard trained Psychiatrist, Dr. Kittay sees patients who need Psychiatric care for Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorders, PTSD and ADHD.
Dr. Michael J. Kittay, MD, Harvard Trained Psychiatrist
- Harvard Trained Psychiatrist providing Comprehensive Psychiatric Care for Adults
- Experienced and Skilled Diagnostician and Psycho-pharmacologist
- Psychiatric management of Depression, Anxiety, Post-Traumatic Stress, ADHD, Bipolar, Eating and other Mental Health Disorders
Our Approach to Psychiatric Treatment
- The initial psychiatric evaluation is a comprehensive consultation that includes taking a thorough medical and psychiatric history. You will complete testing for psychiatric disorders including mood, anxiety, bipolar, PTSD and ADHD.
- This in-depth evaluation guides diagnosis which guides treatment. Because it may take several weeks before psychiatric medications work, a correct diagnosis and choosing the right medication is especially important. Otherwise it will be difficult to know if a medication will be effective or if it is being dosed properly. Getting it right the first time means you feel better sooner.
- We are as concerned as you are about which medications and how much medication you are taking. We are careful to prescribe the least number of medications at the lowest doses that will be effective. You are always part of the team who makes medication decisions.
- We recommend evidence based non medication strategies to compliment medications. This helps speed up the recovery process and minimizes the use of medications.
- Our goal is to make you the best version of yourself possible.