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ADD & ADHD

Adult Psychiatry Clinic located in Tempe, AZ

ADD & ADHD
ADD & ADHD services offered in Tempe, AZ

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is common in children and adults. At Alevea Mental Health in Tempe, Arizona, the team of adult psychiatric specialists test and treat ADD/ADHD for adults. 

We offer ADHD and ADD diagnostic testing provided by the FDA Approved QBtech system. This allows the provider to effectively  diagnosis and monitor your ADD or ADHD symptoms during treatment. The test is provided in office or online and typically takes 20 minutes to complete. To learn more about Qbtech and their Adult ADHD or ADD test please visit their website

An accurate ADHD diagnosis can help improve your productivity at work, school, and in your personal life. Call Alevea Mental Health or schedule an appointment online today to learn more about ADD and ADHD.

What are ADD and ADHD?

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), commonly called attention-deficit disorder (ADD), is a neurodevelopmental disorder that causes difficulty concentrating, controlling impulses, and sitting still. While most people receive an ADHD diagnosis during childhood, symptoms can persist through adulthood.

There is no cure for ADHD, but therapy, medication, and lifestyle changes can help you manage your symptoms.

Are there different types of ADD and ADHD?

There are three types of ADHD:

Impulsive/hyperactive type

The least common type, impulsive/hyperactive ADHD causes you to fidget and squirm. Individuals with impulsive/hyperactive ADHD struggle to sit still and may interrupt others frequently.

Inattentive type

If you have inattentive ADHD, paying attention to details, following instructions, and holding conversations can be difficult. You may daydream, zone out during conversations, or forget instructions quickly.

Combined type

Combined type ADHD means you have both presentations and may experience symptoms of impulsive/hyperactive and inattentive types. 

What are the symptoms of ADD and ADHD?

ADHD symptoms often depend on the type you have, but common signs include:

  • Difficulty sitting still
  • Fidgeting
  • Daydreaming
  • Talking excessively
  • Zoning out
  • Making careless mistakes often
  • Forgetfulness 
  • Difficulty taking turns

Not everybody receives an ADHD diagnosis when they’re young. While many individuals show signs of ADHD during childhood, some adults don’t realize they have the condition until they’re older. Understanding the symptoms of ADHD may encourage you to seek an accurate diagnosis.

How are ADD and ADHD diagnosed?

There is no single test for ADHD. Instead, the team may perform a psychological evaluation and issue an ADHD self-report to see where you fall on the scale. 

Alevea Mental Health is also proud to offer QB testing. The advanced diagnostic tool is the only FDA-cleared, computer-based test for ADHD. The test combines attention ability and movement analysis to compare your data to individuals in your same age group and sex.

What are the treatments for ADD and ADHD?

ADHD typically responds well to a combination treatment approach that may include:

  • Diet changes
  • Medication, such as stimulants
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • School counseling
  • Social skills training

If your child receives an ADHD diagnosis, the team may recommend parenting training or family therapy to ensure your family has the support they need.

Call Alevea Mental Health or schedule an appointment online today to learn more about ADD and ADHD.

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