PSYCHIATRIC SERVICES IN AUSTIN, TX
Do you frequently misplace items, find it difficult to organize your inbox, or have trouble completing simple tasks in a timely way? You might have attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). At Bluebird Psychiatry in Austin, Texas, board-certified psychiatrist Samantha Symons, MD, and APRN Alexandra Prosk provide comprehensive, personalized treatments for adults with ADHD. If ADHD symptoms are creating problems for you in your adult life, call Bluebird Psychiatry to schedule an initial consultation today.
ADHD Q & A
What is ADHD?
ADHD is a mental health condition that interferes with your ability to maintain concentration and pay attention. It can also contribute to severe problems organizing or managing time. While ADHD manifests during childhood, the team at Bluebird Psychiatry can diagnose and treat adults with this condition.
ADHD can interfere with your ability to achieve your full potential professionally and socially. It contributes to poor self-worth and performance issues at work or school. ADHD can also lead to unstable relationships and reckless or self-destructive behavior.
What are the signs of ADHD in adults?
Adults present symptoms of ADHD differently than children. While everyone struggles to maintain focus from time to time, ADHD causes persistent problems that disrupt your focus and can contribute to impulsive or reckless behaviors. Many adults with ADHD have been coping with their symptoms for so long that they might not be aware of all the ways the condition impacts their functioning.
Some of the common symptoms of ADHD in adults include:
- Struggle to maintain focus
- Problems prioritizing
- Difficulty multitasking
- Missing deadlines and meetings
- Poor impulse control
- Mood swings or angry outbursts
- Increased irritability
- Low frustration tolerance
- Poor stress management skills
These symptoms might sound familiar to many people. With ADHD, however, your symptoms are persistent, long-lasting, and disruptive to your quality of life.
When should I talk to a doctor about ADHD?
Make an appointment at Bluebird Psychiatry if you struggle with symptoms that are interfering with your ability to succeed at work or to develop stable and meaningful relationships.
Dr. Symons and the team at Bluebird Psychiatry provide comprehensive psychiatric assessments and, when necessary, refer to neuropsychiatric testing to identify the condition(s) contributing to your symptoms.
How is ADHD treated?
Dr. Symons and the team at Bluebird Psychiatry provide customized, multidisciplinary treatment plans for ADHD. They work with you and your therapist in a collaborative approach to improving your mental health and quality of life.
Depending on your needs, your provider might prescribe stimulant or non-stimulant medication to relieve your symptoms. They will also discuss behavioral interventions to improve your executive functioning. They can help you identify methods to increase your organization and focus as well as lifestyle modifications to support your overall wellness.
If you’re concerned about ADHD, call Bluebird Psychiatry today for expert, customized treatment.