ADHD Specialist

A Ray of Hope: Great Lakes Institute of Neurology and Psychiatry

Neurologists & Psychiatrists located in Libertyville, IL

While attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is usually associated with children, it can persist or emerge in adults. If you frequently misplace your keys, miss deadlines, and have problems coping with stress, make an appointment at A Ray of Hope: Great Lakes Institute of Neurology and Psychiatry in Libertyville, Illinois. The expert physicians offer personalized treatment options for ADHD so you can thrive. Call or make an appointment online today.

ADHD Q & A

What is ADHD?

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder or ADHD is a mental health disorder that interferes with your ability to pay attention and control your impulses. It can interfere with your ability to succeed at school or work and disrupt your relationships with friends, family, and significant others. 

Around 2.5% of American adults have ADHD, but many more might find everyday tasks more challenging, but do not know why. 

For example, the lack of focus common in people with ADHD can lead to careless mistakes, missed deadlines, and other small errors that keep you from your full potential.

What are the signs of ADHD in adults?

As an adult, you’re less likely to have hyperactive symptoms common in children like inappropriate play or being unable to remain seated. Instead, your symptoms might include:

  • Impulsiveness and reckless behavior
  • Disorganization
  • Poor time management and prioritization
  • Trouble focusing on a task
  • Failing to meet deadlines or making careless mistakes
  • Frequently losing keys or other items
  • Restlessness
  • Low frustration tolerance
  • Mood swings 
  • Irritability
  • Poor stress management

You might also feel like your day-to-day tasks are more challenging than they need to be or take longer than they should. You might often be late or miss appointments.

When should I talk to a doctor about my symptoms?

Almost everyone is occasionally disorganized, forgetful, or struggles to cope with stress. However, if you have persistent ADHD symptoms that interfere with more than one area of your life, contact A Ray of Hope: Great Lakes Institute of Neurology and Psychiatry for help.

How do you treat ADHD?

A Ray of Hope: Great Lakes Institute of Neurology and Psychiatry offers comprehensive, multidisciplinary treatments for ADHD. The team begins with a thorough consultation to confirm your diagnosis and assess its impact on your life. 

Once the team understands your needs, they create a treatment program to address the root cause of your problems. They often combine medication (pharmacotherapy), with counseling, and lifestyle modifications. 

The providers understand the connections between your mental and physical health. They diagnose and treat other conditions that often co-occur with ADHD, such as depression and anxiety, addressing all aspects of your health.

If you’re concerned about ADHD, call A Ray of Hope: Great Lakes Institute of Neurology and Psychiatry, or schedule a consultation online today.