Speak With an ADHD Psychiatrist in Germantown, MD

Speak With an ADHD Psychiatrist in Germantown, MD

If you see your child having trouble in school, finding it difficult to concentrate, or acting impulsively, it’s natural to be worried. You want the very best for your child and you may find yourself wondering: Is this part of the normal developmental process? Or is there something wrong?

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, is a common disorder that typically begins in early childhood. ADHD affects both children and adults and is a chronic condition characterized by impulsive, inattentive, and hyperactive behaviors. While some people learn to cope with mild symptoms on their own, others struggling with ADHD may find it difficult to function in everyday life without treatment.

Diagnosing ADHD on your own can be difficult. There is no simple test that will give you a yes or no answer — the process is far more nuanced than that. For one thing, every child develops at their own pace and has their own set of personal strengths and weaknesses. For another, high energy, a lack of concentration, and forgetfulness are all quite common among children without ADHD too.

If your child is experiencing symptoms that are interfering with their life, it may be time to contact an ADHD psychiatrist so you can get a professional assessment. At Thriveworks Counseling in Germantown, MD, trained psychiatrists are standing by to offer professional care and compassionate support.

Examples of ADHD Symptoms

ADHD symptoms can vary greatly from individual to individual, both in terms of type and severity. However, here are some examples:

  • Excessive fidgeting
  • Inability to remain still
  • Difficulty with time management
  • Difficulty staying seated
  • Impatience
  • Memory problems
  • Difficulty staying quiet
  • Tendency to interrupt conversations
  • Trouble staying organized
  • Concentration issues

Adults and children with ADHD often fall into one of three subcategories. They may be hyperactive with impulse control issues, inattentive with concentration and organization issues, or a combination of the two. However, since many symptoms of ADHD are shared by other mental or mood disorders, it’s a good idea to speak with a licensed psychiatrist who specializes in diagnosing and treating ADHD.

If you suspect your child is struggling with ADHD, consider speaking to a professional sooner rather than later. The quicker a diagnosis is given and treatment begins, the easier it will be for them to develop habits that reduce symptoms and give them control over their life. To get started with ADHD testing, reach out and schedule an appointment with a licensed professional at Thriveworks Counseling in Germantown, MD.

How ADHD is Diagnosed and Treated

While there is no specific cure for ADHD, symptoms can be treated and managed effectively under the professional guidance of a licensed ADHD psychiatrist. A professional can evaluate you or your child’s symptoms according to specific diagnostic criteria.

Individuals with ADHD have different strengths and weaknesses, so a single test isn’t typically enough to make a determination. Instead, a diagnosis often involves a comprehensive physical examination, various psychological tests, direct observation, and client interviews. A close look at your medical history is also important so other conditions can be ruled out.

There are several treatment options for ADHD including behavioral therapy, medication, and lifestyle changes. A combination of these solutions is also common. As a licensed medical doctor, a psychiatrist can determine if medication will be right for your situation, particularly when dealing with young children. They will be able to assist with medication management and evaluate for potential side effects during treatment.

Behavioral therapy can work to address specific problematic behaviors, improve self-care habits, and establish healthier routines. For some clients, a narrow focus on a specific issue is the most effective way to start rather than attempting widescale change at the onset. Simple goals can make it easier to observe and reward your accomplishments, boosting your self-esteem so you can work toward your next goal.

At Thriveworks, we help clients develop effective strategies and attainable goals to optimize the recovery process. Just because you or your child are experiencing ADHD symptoms now doesn’t mean they have to interfere with your life forever. We’re here to provide the help you need at Thriveworks Counseling in Germantown, MD.

Schedule an ADHD Appointment in Germantown, MD

At Thriveworks Counseling you’ll find caring and experienced professionals dedicated to improving the quality of life of our clients. We aim to remove any barriers that stand in the way of you or your child receiving help with mental, emotional, or behavioral issues. This is why we’re committed to offering flexible scheduling, with evening and weekend session times available. We’re also highly accommodating if you need to cancel or reschedule your appointments.

Online services are available that allow you to speak to a mental health professional from a comfortable location such as your home. This is a great option if you have a busy schedule, lack access to reliable transportation, or have another obstacle that prevents you from regular in-person visits. You’ll also find we have a wide variety of exclusive benefits available upon enrollment including a community forum, our Therapy Buddy app, and a life coaching Q&A service.

If you or your or your child is struggling with symptoms of ADHD, contact us at Thriveworks Counseling in Germantown, MD to make an appointment.

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