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ADHD Treatment in California

As a parent, you’re tired of waiting for the phone to ring with another bad report from school. Your child is amazing but not easy, and you may suspect they have ADHD or it’s already known. Unsure about the next steps, you’d do anything to help your child be successful. Alternatively, you might be struggling with ADHD as an adult. Balancing work and life is challenging enough, and when you add in the symptoms of ADHD, it can feel impossible. It may seem like things are never going to get better, but treatment can help.

If you’re seeking comprehensive ADHD treatment in California, look no further than Beverly Mental Health Service. We offer a holistic approach to ADHD treatment that involves the entire family. An online ADHD therapist will work with both children and parents. Our psychiatrists take the time to ensure everyone is comfortable with the medication decisions made. We want every member of your family to feel empowered, supported, and confident.

Symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

You may already have a diagnosis of ADHD, or you may suspect that you or your child has ADHD. In either case, the first step is to seek a comprehensive evaluation from a mental health professional. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is characterized by problems with focus, hyperactivity, and impulsiveness. These symptoms can make it challenging for those affected to succeed in school, work, and other areas of life.

At Beverly Mental Health Service, we offer comprehensive evaluations for ADHD. Our providers will collaborate with you to determine if ADHD is the appropriate diagnosis. If so, we will create a personalized ADHD treatment plan. Symptoms may manifest a little differently for everyone and can vary depending on age and life stage. However, there are common symptoms outlined by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM).

Remark Symtoms of ADHD

  • Problems with focusing
  • Impulsivity
  • Low frustration tolerance
  • Restlessness
  • Low stress tolerance
  • Difficulty maintaining relationships

It’s worth noting that individuals with ADHD are at an increased risk of depression and anxiety. When discussing symptoms of ADHD, it’s important to recognize that these symptoms must also be developmentally inappropriate. For example, it wouldn’t be considered symptomatic of ADHD if a five-year-old had difficulty sustaining attention during a long lecture, as this is typical behavior for a child of that age. However, it would be considered a symptom if an adult experienced similar challenges.

ADHD in Children vs. ADHD in Adults

The symptoms of ADHD often manifest differently in children than in adults. Children with ADHD may be in constant motion, have trouble paying attention, and exhibit impulsivity. They may also appear as if they’re ‘not listening’ when you talk to them. As children with ADHD grow older, they may become more adept at concealing their symptoms. For instance, they might learn to sit still in class but still struggle with organization and planning.

Adults with ADHD often encounter challenges in following through on tasks, such as starting a project but not finishing it. They may also procrastinate, have difficulty focusing, and feel like they’re always ‘on the go.’ Additionally, adults with ADHD may experience difficulties in relationships, job performance, and financial planning.

Getting an ADHD Diagnosis

Do you think you or your child has symptoms of ADHD? If so, the first step is to see a mental health professional for a comprehensive evaluation. This evaluation will help rule out other conditions that may be causing symptoms, such as anxiety, depression, and sleep problems. It will also assist in determining if ADHD is the correct diagnosis

At Beverly Mental Health Service, our providers are experienced in diagnosing and treating ADHD. We offer comprehensive evaluations and frequently work with children, adolescents, and adults who have or suspect they may have ADHD.

Difference between ADD vs. ADHD

On a technical level, ADHD and ADD are considered the same thing. However, historically, this disorder was categorized in two different ways: ADHD and ADD. Consequently, some people still use these terms to differentiate between the ways this disorder can present itself. Attention-deficit disorder (ADD) is used to describe individuals who have trouble paying attention but are not overly active. Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) was used to describe individuals who are not only easily distracted but may also have difficulty sitting still or controlling impulsive behavior.

It’s important to note that when we’re referring to ‘ADHD’ in the professional sense, the person we’re describing may or may not appear ‘hyper’ in an outward sense.

Comprehensive ADHD Treatment Can Help Manage Symptoms

Have you or your child been diagnosed with ADHD? If so, comprehensive ADHD treatment can help manage symptoms and improve daily functioning. ADHD treatment often involves medication, counseling, parent coaching, and, in some cases, additional levels of support. This may include an Individualized Education Program (IEP) at school for a student, participation in a support group for adults, or making lifestyle changes.

Our goal is to empower every member of your family and help you lead a successful life. We strive to reduce the negative impact of ADHD symptoms and assist you in functioning at your optimal level.

Medication Management as ADHD Treatment

One of the most common and often crucial treatments for ADHD is medication management. The right medication can be life-changing, helping a person better focus and function. Starting medication or making adjustments to current medications can feel like a weighty decision. It’s not uncommon for individuals to fear potential side effects of medication. As a parent, you may also worry about the possibility of over-medicating your child.

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Our psychiatrists won’t push you to use medicine if you’re not comfortable. We want this to be a family-based decision, considering that ADHD impacts the entire family system. Our aim is for the whole family to feel comfortable and be on board.

Our team is willing to meet you where you are when it comes to medication management. For instance, we may discuss making only a short-term commitment to trying medicine to see how it impacts ADHD symptoms. If the medication doesn’t work or causes adverse effects, you could stop after a couple of weeks.

In essence, our psychiatrists take the time to get to know you. We are committed to helping you find a medication management regime that meets the needs of you and your family.

Individual Counseling for Individuals with ADHD

In addition to medication management, individual counseling can be a crucial part of comprehensive ADHD treatment. At Beverly Mental Health Service, we understand that living with ADHD can be challenging. We recognize that each person experiences and copes with this disorder in their unique way. ADHD can genuinely impact every member of a household, and our counselors and therapists are here to provide support to the entire family.

We acknowledge that living with ADHD can be tough, and each person copes with this disorder uniquely. ADHD’s impact extends to every member of a household, and our counselors and therapists are here to provide support to the entire family.

Individual therapy for someone with ADHD or their family can help to

  • Address negative thoughts and feelings
  • Develop positive coping mechanisms
  • Improve communication skills
  • Manage stress and anxiety
  • Provide space to process emotions about the diagnosis

Parent Coaching & Family Support for Parents of Children with ADHD

Let’s be honest, parenting children with ADHD presents unique challenges. What works for friends with neurotypical children may not be as effective for you. In fact, you may often feel like your parenting is ineffective no matter how hard you try to ‘get it right.’

Comprehensive ADHD treatment should involve the entire family. If you have a child with ADHD, you’re likely seeking ways to provide the best possible support and care. Part of that care means getting support for yourself as well. Therefore, our therapists often offer parent coaching as part of our comprehensive ADHD treatment approach.

Parent coaching provides parents with individualized support and guidance. In these coaching sessions, we’ll discuss the symptoms of ADHD and what you can expect. We will help you navigate the challenging decisions that come with parenting a child with ADHD and how to manage difficult behaviors.

Our online ADHD therapist will provide support and education to the entire family, ensuring everyone is on the same page and working together as a team. We understand it takes a village to raise a child, and we want to be part of your village.

Begin ADHD Treatment in Los Angeles, CA Today

ADHD is impacting the entire family. It’s time for a change. It’s time to get the right medication on board, develop the skills, and improve your daily functioning. We are here to help. We’ll meet you where you are and combine the power of the right medication with the skills and support you need from therapy and coaching. If you live in California and want to start ADHD treatment, contact us for help.

Beverly Mental Health Service is here to assist and support you

We recognize the challenges of scheduling in-person therapy amid busy schedules. We are understanding, accepting, and compassionate. Our mental health services, available both online throughout California and in-person in Los Angeles, encompass mental health treatments for OCD, ADHD, social anxiety, and depression. We offer self-assessments for depression and ADHD during the initial orientation. Reach out directly or explore our services on our blog or providers page. You won’t walk alone; we’re here to support you.

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