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ADD Treatments

Although it is treatable, most people go on with their lives without a proper diagnosis, and thereby, no treatment. This becomes problematic when you need to perform tasks at work, pay attention in class or even remember things about your life.

At Mangoclinic, we help you get into an ADD treatment plan that will see you handling ADD symptoms better and living your life to the fullest.

What ADD Treatment for Adults Entails

Attention Deficit Disorder doesn’t affect children only but adults too. Now referred to as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity, ADD is a neurological condition that causes hyperactivity, impulsivity, and inattention. Finding the proper ADD treatment is critical to restoring one’s quality of life and Mango Clinic is the best clinic to help you. Here’s more about the condition and treatment options available at the clinic.

What are the Nine Symptoms of ADD?

Some adults with ADD exhibit fewer symptoms as they age, but others continue to experience severe symptoms that disrupt daily functioning. The most common symptoms include:

Impulsiveness

Extreme emotional sensitivity

Poor time management

Frequent mood swings

Problems multi-tasking

Restlessness and anxiety

Forgetting names and dates

Excessive activity or restlessness

Getting distracted easily and disorganized

What is ADD Behavior?

It’s sometimes difficult to diagnose the problem in adults because almost everyone experiences similar symptoms at some point in their lives. However, if the symptoms are severe enough to cause ongoing problems in different areas of your life, it’s a telltale sign of ADD. Oftentimes, the disruptive symptoms can be traced back to one’s early childhood.

Adults ADD Diagnosis

ADD symptoms are similar to those of depression, anxiety, and other mental illness hence the need for accurate diagnosis. Diagnosis in adults often involves:

  • Rating a person’s current lifestyle and behavior
  • Ruling out other psychological problems with similar symptoms to ADD
  • Ruling out drug or alcohol abuse that may be causing the symptoms
  • Asking about the patient’s medical history to find out if they exhibited ADD symptoms during their childhood
  • Interviewing the patient’s family, partner, friends, and others to determine unusual behavior

How Do You Fix ADD in Adults?

Standard ADD treatment for adults is a combination of medication, psychological counseling, education, and skills training. These treatments only manage the symptoms; they can’t cure ADD.

ADD Medication for Adults

Medication for treating ADD is broadly categorized into two:

Stimulants

This is the first line of treatment for ADD, and it’s used to stimulate specific cells within the brain to produce norepinephrine, a neurotransmitter deficient in people with this condition. The main class of stimulant medication is amphetamine, and it includes drugs such as Adderall, Focalin, Vyvanse, Dexedrine, and Concerta.

Non-stimulants

The medication is ideal for patients who don’t respond to stimulants. Sometimes doctors prescribe this medication alongside stimulants to treat symptoms that non-stimulants can’t alleviate. An example of a non-stimulant is the Strattera.

Frequently Asked Questions

Consult further on any questions about ADD.

  • What is the Price Match Policy?
  • What is the Prepayment/Refund policy?
  • Are your services covered by insurance?
  • Do I need/have to bring any records/documents?
  • What are the Acceptable Payment Forms: Cash and CC only?
  • Will the prescription issued on the day of my appointment?
  • How many refills do I get?
  • How often do I need to see a doctor?
  • Do I always have to see the doctor in-person?
  • Can my medication be prescribed electronically?
  • How much does the medication cost?
  • What Causes ADHD?
  • What Are 3 Types of ADHD?
  • What Happens if ADHD Is Left Untreated?
  • Can a Child With ADHD Lead a Normal Life?
  • What Is the Most Effective Treatment for ADHD?
What is the Price Match Policy?

We do match the price of local competitors as long as the competitor is a legitimate business with a website or ad showing the current lower price you would like to match (no special discounts; exceptions can be made). Patients must provide the link so that the business can be verified.

What is the Prepayment/Refund policy?

You may bring everything you believe may help the doctor better understand your situation.

Are your services covered by insurance?

Unfortunately, our services are not covered by insurance at the moment. However, if you have an out-of-network provider coverage, we will be happy to provide you with all the required documentation (i.e., a detailed receipt with the diagnosis procedure codes) so that you can submit it to your insurance company for reimbursement. Also please note that we keep our prices as low as possible.

Do I need/have to bring any records/documents?

You may bring everything you believe may help the doctor better understand your situation.

What are the Acceptable Payment Forms: Cash and CC only?

For cash-only patients: suggest to use a gift card/prepaid Master, Visa, Amex and Discover cards online, available in local stores. Patients can always pay cash in person at our clinics.

*We don’t accept PayPal for online payments.*

Will the prescription issued on the day of my appointment?

Most of the time medication will be prescribed on the day of the appointment, although, it is always up to a medical professional’s discretion as each case unique. There are many different variables involved, e.g., past medical history, certain medical conditions, active medications list, etc.

How many refills do I get?

Because most ADD and ADHD medications are considered Schedule II controlled substances, refills cannot be authorized, and the drug is prescribed for 30 days.

How often do I need to see a doctor?

Follow-up visits for patients being treated with controlled medications are every 30 days.

Do I always have to see the doctor in-person?

No, current regulations allow for telemedicine visits. You can speak with a medical provider from your home or office via a secure video line, provided you are in a private location and have consented to the use of telemedicine.

Can my medication be prescribed electronically?

Yes, we can transmit an electronic prescription to the pharmacy of your choice.

How much does the medication cost?

It all depends on the type of medication, its dosage and quantity, as well as your insurance plan if you are insured. We always have pharmacy discount coupons available to all patients.

What Causes ADHD?

There are several internal and external factors that may cause attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Research suggests a strong link between ADHD and genetics, maternal substance abuse, premature birth, and early exposure to environmental toxins. In most cases, if a child is diagnosed with ADHD, their parents and siblings are more likely to have ADHD themselves.

What Are 3 Types of ADHD?

Although ADHD symptoms can overlap, there are three main subtypes/presentations of this condition:

  • Primary Impulsive/Hyperactive Type: This is the least common form of ADHD and is characterized by hyperactive and impulsive behaviors without inattention and distractibility.
  • Primary Inattentive and Distractible Type: This form of ADHD is characterized primarily by inattention and distractibility but without hyperactivity.
  • ADHD Combined Type: This is the most common form of ADHD and is characterized by hyperactive and impulsive behaviors as well as distractibility and inattention.
What Happens if ADHD Is Left Untreated?

People with ADHD tend to be impulsive and have a greater risk of getting injured, hospitalized, or contracting an STD. When left untreated, an adult with ADHD can experience significant problems with education, self-esteem, social and family relationships, employment, and emotional health. Fortunately, it is never too late to discover, diagnose, and treat ADHD plus any other mental health conditions associated with it.

Can a Child With ADHD Lead a Normal Life?

Children with ADHD exhibit severe and frequent behavioral problems that can interfere with their ability to live normal lives. More often, children with ADHD suffer low self-esteem and rejection, which can lead to delinquency, depression, and substance abuse later in life. However, proper care and medication can help minimize the symptoms of ADHD and improve quality of life.

What Is the Most Effective Treatment for ADHD?

Treatment for ADHD involves medication and behavioral therapy. Stimulants such as Concerta and Vyvanse are the best-known medication for ADHD in adults. Children are, however, given ADHD medication in smaller doses. Studies suggest that about 70-80% of children with ADHD exhibit fewer symptoms when taking these fast-acting medications.

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