ADD and ADHD Diagnosis and Treatment in Salem, NH
At Advanced Psych Care in Salem NH, we can diagnose and treat ADD and ADHD. Norrine McNelley works with a variety of behavioral issues and a broad range of emotional issues as well. Failed or difficult relationships, poor performance academically, or work problems are all possible complications of undiagnosed ADHD in adults. Contact us today at Advanced Psych Care so we can help. Request an appointment online, or request a telepsychiatry appointment now.
As common as ADHD/ADD is, it’s not commonly understood and often, it’s undiagnosed. We understand the condition well here at Advanced Psych Care, and we’re also your local provider of ADD and ADHD diagnosis and treatment in Salem, NH. Call us today or keep reading to learn more about the condition and what we can do to help here at our clinic.
Are ADD and ADHD treated the same?
ADD and ADHD are actually the same condition. A specific type of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) used to be known as attention deficit disorder (ADD), but this term is outdated. The general term used today is attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
The disorder is a mental health problem that can cause abnormal levels of hyperactive and impulsive behaviors. If someone has ADHD, they may have trouble focusing or sitting in place for a long period. Children and adults can have ADHD.
How do you get diagnosed and treated for ADHD? Who can diagnose you with ADHD?
If you suspect you or a loved one, like your child, may have ADHD, you should look out for the common symptoms like:
- Difficulty focusing on a single task
- Being forgetful about tasks
- Being easily distracted
- Interrupting others while they’re talking
- Difficulty sitting still
It’s possible to have just some or even all of the symptoms above, and it’s also possible that the symptoms don’t point to a disorder. Symptoms vary depending on the type of ADHD, like predominantly inattentive ADHD or predominantly hyperactive-impulsive ADHD.
If you suspect you or a loved one has ADHD or if you aren’t sure, you should see a professional about it. A professional will be able to diagnose the condition by assessing the symptoms and gathering further information from people like your other family members or your child’s teachers. A physical exam will be done too.
The type of professional you should see for diagnosis and eventual treatment could be your primary doctor, a psychiatrist, or, for your child, your child’s school counselor. You can also get diagnosis and treatment from a psychiatric nurse practitioner like ours here at Advanced Psych Care!
What is the treatment for ADHD?
Typically, the treatment for ADHD is therapy, medication, or both. More specifically, the type of therapy used is psychotherapy or behavioral therapy. In psychotherapy, a patient talks with a professional about how ADHD affects their life and how to manage it. With behavioral therapy, a patient can learn how to monitor and manage their behavior.
Here at Advanced Psych Care, we’re able to provide:
- Therapy referrals
- Medication-assisted treatment
- Telepsychiatry which is mental health care via phone or videoconference
- Medication management
- And more
Don’t hesitate to reach out to us today if you believe you or a loved one needs our services!
Do you provide ADD and ADHD diagnosis and treatment in Salem NH?
Yes, we do. You can reach out to us for diagnosis and treatment here at Advanced Psych Care. Our clinic is located at 202 Main Street Suite 102, Salem, NH, 03079, US, and you can call us. Our board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioner, Norrine McNelley PMHNP-BC, would be happy to speak with you about your or your child’s mental health. If you require diagnosis and treatment, we’ll be able to provide it. We hope to hear from you soon!