What is ADHD?

ADHD, an acronym for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, is a mental health condition in which you struggle to sit still, focus, or pay attention for long periods. ADHD usually begins in childhood but can continue into adulthood. It can cause problems at work, school, or in relationships when left untreated. The Karma Doctors & Associates team works with you to develop an ADHD treatment that matches your needs.

What are the symptoms of ADHD?

Common ADHD symptoms include:

  • Reduced ability to pay attention
  • Limited ability to focus
  • Poor organization skills
  • Impulsiveness
  • Difficulty prioritizing tasks
  • Poor time management skills
  • Trouble multitasking
  • Poor planning skills
  • Low frustration tolerance
  • Excessive activity
  • Restlessness
  • Mood swings
  • Difficulty coping well with stress

When left untreated, ADHD can negatively affect grades at school, job performance, and overall well-being. Visit Karma Doctors & Associates at the first sign of a problem.

What are the risk factors for ADHD?

Anyone can develop ADHD, but the following factors increase your risk:

  • Family history of ADHD
  • Lead exposure as a child
  • Problems with nervous system development
  • Smoking, alcohol, or drug use during pregnancy
  • Being born prematurely

The cause of ADHD isn’t entirely clear, but adopting healthy habits and getting treated early can help you properly manage your condition.

How is ADHD diagnosed?

To diagnose ADHD or other mental health conditions and develop an effective treatment plan, the Karma Doctors & Associates team discusses your symptoms, lifestyle habits, and medical history. They complete a physical exam, check your vital signs, offer pharmacogenetic testing, and ask a series of questions about your thought and behavior patterns.

How is ADHD treated?

Common ADHD treatments available at Karma Doctors & Associates include medication management, neurofeedback, supportive psychotherapy, and holistic treatments like Brain Tune™ honey, Brain Tune™ mindfulness meditation, NuCalm® neuromodulation technology, and more. Karma Doctors & Associates personalizes ADHD treatment to give you the best results. The team provides gut-brain axis consultations, nutraceutical consultations, cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness therapy, and other forms of therapy to help you better cope with ADHD and reduce troublesome symptoms.