ADHD Specialist

Vitality Psychiatry Group Practice

Psychiatry & TMS located in New Windsor, NY & Albany, NY

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) disrupts the lives of children and adults with a range of symptoms that interfere with day-to-day behaviors. At Vitality Psychiatry Group Practice, in New Windsor and Albany, New York, double board-certified psychiatrist Mitchell Cabisudo, MD, and his team of multidisciplinary mental health professionals offer expert diagnosis, treatment, and therapy to children, adolescents, and adults living with ADHD. Call or schedule an appointment online today.

ADHD Q & A

What is ADHD?

ADHD is a common childhood mental health condition that interferes with a child’s ability to sit still, focus, and control their impulses. Adults can also experience ADHD, often after the condition went undiagnosed in childhood and adolescence.

ADHD impacts your behaviors and can interfere with your ability to succeed at work or school as well as get in the way of building meaningful relationships with friends and family. Often, the home-life of a patient with ADHD can be chaotic, which can affect your whole family.

What are the signs of ADHD in children?

In children, ADHD symptoms are classified as hyperactive or inattentive.

Hyperactive symptoms include:

  • Frequent fidgeting
  • Can’t stay in their seat at school or work
  • Runs, climbs, and plays at inappropriate times
  • Unable to engage in quiet leisure activities
  • Extremely talkative
  • Blurts out answers or interrupts frequently
  • Has trouble waiting for turns

Inattentive symptoms include:

  • Poor attention to detail
  • Makes careless mistakes
  • Doesn’t seem to listen
  • Can’t focus on tasks, lectures, or activities
  • Poor organizational skills
  • Fails to follow instructions
  • Frequently loses items
  • Forgets about daily chores or tasks

If you’re concerned about your child’s behavior, contact Vitality Psychiatry Group Practice to schedule an evaluation.

How is ADHD different in adults?

Adults present slightly different symptoms when they have ADHD. For example, you may have poor impulse control. You may also have trouble managing their time or completing tasks. You may find that you have a short temper, frequent mood swings, or have difficulty coping with stress.

While almost everyone experiences ADHD-like symptoms at some point during their lives, if you feel like you have symptoms that disrupt your day-to-day life, you should talk to one of the mental health professionals at Vitality Psychiatric Group Practice. They offer customized treatment plans to relieve your symptoms and teach you coping strategies to improve your quality of life and help you achieve your full potential.

How is ADHD treated?

At Vitality Psychiatric Group Practice, Dr. Cabisudo and his team provide a personalized, multidisciplinary approach for ADHD. Your treatment plan may include a combination of medication, psychotherapy, and lifestyle modifications. For example, the team can teach you strategies to improve your organization and concentration. You may also find that getting at least 30 minutes of moderate exercise helps you improve your mental focus and clarity.

If you’re concerned that you or your child has ADHD, call or schedule a consultation online today for expert assessment, and customized treatment.