ADHD Therapists in Ontario

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BeWell Mississauga Health Centre
Psychologist
Verified
Her professional experience includes assessing, treating, and working collaboratively to support adult clients struggling with ADHD, Substance abuse, Depression, Stress, Anxiety, and Low self-esteem.
Sousan possesses 7 years of experience in the Mental Health field. Her main focus is to provide a safe and welcoming environment for patients to explore their emotional trauma, or symptoms of PTSD while maintaining respect, sensitivity, and compassion towards each individual’s experiences. Her commitment to professional work ethics and proven ability to build rapport with clients from diverse backgrounds enables Sousan to support clients who may be struggling with social, personal adjustment, and mental health challenges impacting their personal and professional lives.
Her professional experience includes assessing, treating, and working collaboratively to support adult clients struggling with ADHD, Substance abuse, Depression, Stress, Anxiety, and Low self-esteem.
Sousan possesses 7 years of experience in the Mental Health field. Her main focus is to provide a safe and welcoming environment for patients to explore their emotional trauma, or symptoms of PTSD while maintaining respect, sensitivity, and compassion towards each individual’s experiences. Her commitment to professional work ethics and proven ability to build rapport with clients from diverse backgrounds enables Sousan to support clients who may be struggling with social, personal adjustment, and mental health challenges impacting their personal and professional lives.
(289) 768-9172 View (289) 768-9172
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Emily Chatten
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MC, RP(Q)
Verified
1 Endorsed
Cambridge, ON N3H  (Online Only)
I work with clients with challenges such as anxiety, ADHD, depression, coping strategies, stress management, and relationship challenges.
Do you feel like your mental health is getting in the way of accomplishing what you want, or your relationships? Do you feel like you want a better understanding of your thoughts and feelings, so you can better manage your mental health? I work with clients to help you explore your thoughts and feelings, and work together to build a toolbox of strategies that work for you. I can work with you to explore your past relationships to help you feel more safe and secure moving forward, or we can focus more on exploring solutions that work best for you – therapy is your time, and you have control in every step of the process.
I work with clients with challenges such as anxiety, ADHD, depression, coping strategies, stress management, and relationship challenges.
Do you feel like your mental health is getting in the way of accomplishing what you want, or your relationships? Do you feel like you want a better understanding of your thoughts and feelings, so you can better manage your mental health? I work with clients to help you explore your thoughts and feelings, and work together to build a toolbox of strategies that work for you. I can work with you to explore your past relationships to help you feel more safe and secure moving forward, or we can focus more on exploring solutions that work best for you – therapy is your time, and you have control in every step of the process.
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BeWell Hamilton Health Center
Registered Social Worker, CYC, BSW, RSW
Verified
Hamilton, ON L8N
Furthermore, Nichole’s main areas of focus include ADHD, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, family conflict, psychosis, substance abuse, behavioural challenges, and emotional regulation.
Nichole has worked with children, youth, and their families over the last three years, using Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, CBT, Family-Based Therapy, Emotion-Focused Therapy and Solution-Focused Therapy approaches. She has a drive and passion to support those who are suffering from mental, emotional, and behavioural challenges by providing a safe space to talk and come up with ways to manage these challenges within their daily lives.
Furthermore, Nichole’s main areas of focus include ADHD, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, family conflict, psychosis, substance abuse, behavioural challenges, and emotional regulation.
Nichole has worked with children, youth, and their families over the last three years, using Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, CBT, Family-Based Therapy, Emotion-Focused Therapy and Solution-Focused Therapy approaches. She has a drive and passion to support those who are suffering from mental, emotional, and behavioural challenges by providing a safe space to talk and come up with ways to manage these challenges within their daily lives.
(289) 274-0391 View (289) 274-0391
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Emily Chatten
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA, MC, RP(Q)
Verified
I work with clients with challenges such as anxiety, ADHD, depression, coping strategies, stress management and challenges in relationship.
Do you feel like your mental health is getting in the way of accomplishing what you want, or your relationships? Do you feel like you want a better understanding of your thoughts and feelings, so you can better manage your mental health? I work with clients to help you explore your thoughts and feelings, and work together to build a toolbox of strategies that work for you. I can work with you to explore your past relationships to help you feel more safe and secure moving forward, or we can focus more on exploring solutions that work best for you – therapy is your time, and you have control in every step of the process.
I work with clients with challenges such as anxiety, ADHD, depression, coping strategies, stress management and challenges in relationship.
Do you feel like your mental health is getting in the way of accomplishing what you want, or your relationships? Do you feel like you want a better understanding of your thoughts and feelings, so you can better manage your mental health? I work with clients to help you explore your thoughts and feelings, and work together to build a toolbox of strategies that work for you. I can work with you to explore your past relationships to help you feel more safe and secure moving forward, or we can focus more on exploring solutions that work best for you – therapy is your time, and you have control in every step of the process.
(289) 276-5747 View (289) 276-5747
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Hayley Maynard
Registered Social Worker, RSW, MSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K2E
I work with people who experience intense emotions with the aim of coming to understand these feelings as not only real, but also important, valid, and meaningful. Generally, this includes teens (13+), young adults, adults, and couples who are hoping to work toward managing their feelings in a way that allows them to interact with the world, and their loved ones, more effectively. As someone who focuses on this area of feelings work I have developed strong skills working with anxiety, BPD, ADHD, trauma, and grief, as these areas are often interconnected. Clients often describe me as warm, kind, and (at least a little bit) funny.
I work with people who experience intense emotions with the aim of coming to understand these feelings as not only real, but also important, valid, and meaningful. Generally, this includes teens (13+), young adults, adults, and couples who are hoping to work toward managing their feelings in a way that allows them to interact with the world, and their loved ones, more effectively. As someone who focuses on this area of feelings work I have developed strong skills working with anxiety, BPD, ADHD, trauma, and grief, as these areas are often interconnected. Clients often describe me as warm, kind, and (at least a little bit) funny.
(343) 430-5462 View (343) 430-5462
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Shelley C. Taylor
Registered Psychotherapist, PhD, RP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Huntsville, ON P1H
Waitlist for new clients
I have a Ph.D. in psychology and have been practicing psychotherapy for 20 years. I have worked with homemakers, CEOs, politicians, artists/writers, and others—people seeking help to deal with issues negatively impacting their lives and relationships. I counsel people on a wide range of topics; however, I specialize in adult ADHD. Clients initially come to me feeling alone, confused, and uncertain about how to manage their symptoms. Through compassionate understanding, together, we explore new ways to manage the symptoms. Please note that as a registered psychotherapist, I am not authorized to diagnose or assess ADHD.
I have a Ph.D. in psychology and have been practicing psychotherapy for 20 years. I have worked with homemakers, CEOs, politicians, artists/writers, and others—people seeking help to deal with issues negatively impacting their lives and relationships. I counsel people on a wide range of topics; however, I specialize in adult ADHD. Clients initially come to me feeling alone, confused, and uncertain about how to manage their symptoms. Through compassionate understanding, together, we explore new ways to manage the symptoms. Please note that as a registered psychotherapist, I am not authorized to diagnose or assess ADHD.
(249) 495-5749 View (249) 495-5749
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Jumana Daibl
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BS, MA, RP(Q)
Verified
Ottawa, ON K2C  (Online Only)
My areas of practice include ADHD, Anxiety Disorder, Depression, Trauma, Stress Management, and Autism.
True life is lived when little changes occur. I sincerely believe change is possible in all of us with the support and proper guidance. Everyone possesses the tools they need to heal and fully realize their life's ambitions. I believe in empowering you to develop your own toolbox of strategies and skills to find strength, resilience and emotional growth. With the proper tool, every issue can be solved
My areas of practice include ADHD, Anxiety Disorder, Depression, Trauma, Stress Management, and Autism.
True life is lived when little changes occur. I sincerely believe change is possible in all of us with the support and proper guidance. Everyone possesses the tools they need to heal and fully realize their life's ambitions. I believe in empowering you to develop your own toolbox of strategies and skills to find strength, resilience and emotional growth. With the proper tool, every issue can be solved
(343) 338-5149 View (343) 338-5149
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Julie M Sweeney
Registered Social Service Worker, RSSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Frankford, ON K0K
We would be a good fit if you’re interested in taking action toward making space for new energy in your life in areas such as Disordered Eating, Body Image, Self Esteem, Self-Care, Anxiety, Depression, ADHD(no diagnosis required) or Religious Deconstruction.
I am a white, cis-gender woman with lived experience of mental health and body shame struggles. I work from a client-centred, anti-oppressive and social justice-oriented perspective specializing in supporting clients in finding freedom for themselves. I offer openness, honesty, and a willingness to be part of your journey in a way best suited to your needs. I enjoy helping people become aware, gain insight, and move into action to create lasting change! If your goal is to create your best life, and you are feeling held back - it is time to reach out! If your goal is to have accountability, I do that too. I help you help yourself!
We would be a good fit if you’re interested in taking action toward making space for new energy in your life in areas such as Disordered Eating, Body Image, Self Esteem, Self-Care, Anxiety, Depression, ADHD(no diagnosis required) or Religious Deconstruction.
I am a white, cis-gender woman with lived experience of mental health and body shame struggles. I work from a client-centred, anti-oppressive and social justice-oriented perspective specializing in supporting clients in finding freedom for themselves. I offer openness, honesty, and a willingness to be part of your journey in a way best suited to your needs. I enjoy helping people become aware, gain insight, and move into action to create lasting change! If your goal is to create your best life, and you are feeling held back - it is time to reach out! If your goal is to have accountability, I do that too. I help you help yourself!
(343) 308-1843 View (343) 308-1843
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Deborah Shukyn-Plageman
M Ed, PCC, CCDP
Toronto, ON M4L  (Online Only)
As a trained and credentialed coach with experience in career, leadership, and life coaching, I bring a unique approach toward working with adults and post-secondary students who may or may not be diagnosed with ADHD. Together we can work towards establishing goals throughout all aspects of your life and working towards them in ways that work best for you. During times like these - being at home with work, school, and other responsibilities, it can all be overwhelming. I am here to help you navigate your way through all of this.
As a trained and credentialed coach with experience in career, leadership, and life coaching, I bring a unique approach toward working with adults and post-secondary students who may or may not be diagnosed with ADHD. Together we can work towards establishing goals throughout all aspects of your life and working towards them in ways that work best for you. During times like these - being at home with work, school, and other responsibilities, it can all be overwhelming. I am here to help you navigate your way through all of this.
(647) 931-3273 View (647) 931-3273
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Cassidy Boucher
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K2S  (Online Only)
Welcome! If you’re a high-functioning individual looking for help in navigating the complexities of life, you’ve come to the right place. Dealing with big feelings that impact your self-esteem, relationships, and stress levels can be a lot to manage on your own. All while staying on top of work, school, personal and social responsibilities. I’m passionate about providing empathetic support to those wrestling with anxiety, depression, ADHD, and other emotional regulation issues.
Welcome! If you’re a high-functioning individual looking for help in navigating the complexities of life, you’ve come to the right place. Dealing with big feelings that impact your self-esteem, relationships, and stress levels can be a lot to manage on your own. All while staying on top of work, school, personal and social responsibilities. I’m passionate about providing empathetic support to those wrestling with anxiety, depression, ADHD, and other emotional regulation issues.
(343) 312-6556 View (343) 312-6556
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Darbey Carlson
Registered Psychotherapist, HBA, MSc, MACP
Verified
11 Endorsed
Hamilton, ON L8N  (Online Only)
My areas of interest are mood (anxiety, stress, depression), attachment, grief, trauma, ADHD, and life transitions.
Accepting NEW Clients - Do you feel “stuck” in your day-to-day life or unsure how to move forward in a way that makes you feel fulfilled? Are you interested in learning more about how your childhood impacts you as an adult? Does it feel like your past experiences are weighing on you, and your sense of self is foggy or unclear? Are you interested in exploring different perspectives or figuring out who you’d like to move forward as? Together we can look at the steps that have brought you to this point, and increase self-awareness, emotional stability, and insight into your experiences.
My areas of interest are mood (anxiety, stress, depression), attachment, grief, trauma, ADHD, and life transitions.
Accepting NEW Clients - Do you feel “stuck” in your day-to-day life or unsure how to move forward in a way that makes you feel fulfilled? Are you interested in learning more about how your childhood impacts you as an adult? Does it feel like your past experiences are weighing on you, and your sense of self is foggy or unclear? Are you interested in exploring different perspectives or figuring out who you’d like to move forward as? Together we can look at the steps that have brought you to this point, and increase self-awareness, emotional stability, and insight into your experiences.
(289) 210-0867 View (289) 210-0867
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David Yuskoski
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), CYW, CYC, RP(Q)
Verified
4 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L4Z  (Online Only)
Supporting individuals, couples, and families seeking to foster unity, stability, and deeply connected bonds in their lives. It's all too common for individuals to become entangled in cycles of shame and blame, especially within intimate relationships. Such cycles can often lead to feelings of isolation, lack of progress, and disconnection. Overcoming personal and interpersonal challenges can feel daunting. With my vast experience, I have helped clients in addressing diverse issues such as anger management, ADHD, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, assertiveness, grief, chronic conditions, and disabilities.
Supporting individuals, couples, and families seeking to foster unity, stability, and deeply connected bonds in their lives. It's all too common for individuals to become entangled in cycles of shame and blame, especially within intimate relationships. Such cycles can often lead to feelings of isolation, lack of progress, and disconnection. Overcoming personal and interpersonal challenges can feel daunting. With my vast experience, I have helped clients in addressing diverse issues such as anger management, ADHD, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, assertiveness, grief, chronic conditions, and disabilities.
(289) 796-8015 View (289) 796-8015
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Tanya Chomutare
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M5V  (Online Only)
Hello my name is Tanya. Thank you for stopping by. I have been a counselor for more than 10 years working with adults facing anxiety, depression, relationship distress, anxiety, Post-Natal Depression, ADHD, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder and Intergenerational trauma.
Hello my name is Tanya. Thank you for stopping by. I have been a counselor for more than 10 years working with adults facing anxiety, depression, relationship distress, anxiety, Post-Natal Depression, ADHD, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder and Intergenerational trauma.
(437) 800-2086 View (437) 800-2086
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Allie Farrell
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Georgetown, ON L7G
Now Accepting New Clients! Are you struggling with overwhelm or anxiety? Do you have ADHD or suspect you have it? Are you grappling with managing your emotional regulation and executive functioning skills? Do you struggle with people pleasing, irritability, rejection sensitivity, impulsivity, etc.? Do you feel like you are constantly working but never accomplishing anything? Are your internal struggles affecting your relationships with family, friends or partners? Do you lack focus and motivation in school and work?
Now Accepting New Clients! Are you struggling with overwhelm or anxiety? Do you have ADHD or suspect you have it? Are you grappling with managing your emotional regulation and executive functioning skills? Do you struggle with people pleasing, irritability, rejection sensitivity, impulsivity, etc.? Do you feel like you are constantly working but never accomplishing anything? Are your internal struggles affecting your relationships with family, friends or partners? Do you lack focus and motivation in school and work?
(289) 804-8178 View (289) 804-8178
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Individual And Couples Therapist Sodaba Surush
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA, RP(Q)
Verified
1 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5B  (Online Only)
As a woman of colour, I understand what it is like to live in more than one culture and navigate generational differences. I aim to use my lived experience and knowledge to help you better understand yourself, develop effective coping skills, and find greater meaning in life and relationships. I am experienced in working with individuals coping with anxiety, depression, trauma, life transitions (including immigration), addictions, identity-related issues, ADHD, and personality disorders.
As a woman of colour, I understand what it is like to live in more than one culture and navigate generational differences. I aim to use my lived experience and knowledge to help you better understand yourself, develop effective coping skills, and find greater meaning in life and relationships. I am experienced in working with individuals coping with anxiety, depression, trauma, life transitions (including immigration), addictions, identity-related issues, ADHD, and personality disorders.
(647) 797-0703 View (647) 797-0703
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Leanna Bissell: Pause Ponder Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RP, MA, BA
Verified
Oakville, ON L6L
Accepting new clients virtually or in person with offices in Burlington and Oakville. Are you concerned that you might be having issues in any of the following areas?: Addictions (alcohol, drugs, social media, sex), ADHD (poor time management, disorganized thoughts), Trauma (PTSD, C-PTSD), Anxiety (social anxiety, worry and rumination), Depression (low mood, low motivation, fatigue, poor concentration, postpartum), Acquired brain injury, Body dissatisfaction (dieting/restricting, chronic eating, emotional eating) , Borderline Personality Disorder, Impulse Control and Managing urges.
Accepting new clients virtually or in person with offices in Burlington and Oakville. Are you concerned that you might be having issues in any of the following areas?: Addictions (alcohol, drugs, social media, sex), ADHD (poor time management, disorganized thoughts), Trauma (PTSD, C-PTSD), Anxiety (social anxiety, worry and rumination), Depression (low mood, low motivation, fatigue, poor concentration, postpartum), Acquired brain injury, Body dissatisfaction (dieting/restricting, chronic eating, emotional eating) , Borderline Personality Disorder, Impulse Control and Managing urges.
(289) 271-0754 View (289) 271-0754
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Nikki Ward
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA Hons, RP (Q)
Verified
2 Endorsed
Cobourg, ON K9A
I specialize in addictions, anxiety, depression, domestic violence, ADHD and life transitions.
Often in life you face barriers and challenges that can leave you feeling overwhelmed, uninspired, anxious or stressed. Whether you are in need of support to help you work through specific challenges, or you want to explore your values, goals, and inner truth to live a more fulfilling life in general, I am here to help. I understand first-hand the positive impact that counselling can have, and I'm passionate about providing others with the same opportunities for wellness that have made such a difference for me in my life.
I specialize in addictions, anxiety, depression, domestic violence, ADHD and life transitions.
Often in life you face barriers and challenges that can leave you feeling overwhelmed, uninspired, anxious or stressed. Whether you are in need of support to help you work through specific challenges, or you want to explore your values, goals, and inner truth to live a more fulfilling life in general, I am here to help. I understand first-hand the positive impact that counselling can have, and I'm passionate about providing others with the same opportunities for wellness that have made such a difference for me in my life.
(365) 544-4304 View (365) 544-4304
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Jennifer Elizabeth Tiviluk
MACP, RP, CCC
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M6G
I enjoy working with individuals with ADHD.
Psychotherapy is my second career, and that makes me stronger as a therapist. That's because, in addition to my academic qualifications and clinical training, my own lived experiences as a daughter, a wife and mother, a student, an employee and an entrepreneur help me relate to my clients in so many meaningful ways. Clients relate to my sense of humour, empathy, and desire for growth as a person and as a therapist. And they value my ability to get to the root of the issue and expertise in both practical problem-solving and supporting clients' growth.
I enjoy working with individuals with ADHD.
Psychotherapy is my second career, and that makes me stronger as a therapist. That's because, in addition to my academic qualifications and clinical training, my own lived experiences as a daughter, a wife and mother, a student, an employee and an entrepreneur help me relate to my clients in so many meaningful ways. Clients relate to my sense of humour, empathy, and desire for growth as a person and as a therapist. And they value my ability to get to the root of the issue and expertise in both practical problem-solving and supporting clients' growth.
(855) 979-7651 View (855) 979-7651
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First Step Men's Therapy
Registered Social Worker, RSW, Hons BA, MACP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M2N  (Online Only)
My specialities include: ADHD, anxiety, sports performance, autism, depression, grief, divorce, infidelity, career guidance, behavioural issues, men's issues, parenting, stress, insomnia, life coaching, addiction, chronic pain, and substance use.
Finding a therapist can be overwhelming! The men I see feel stuck, lost, powerless, distracted, disconnected, or broken. Men often struggle with their mental health without seeking help for far too long. I work with men from all walks of life who struggle with managing ADHD and other neurodivergent challenges, career and life transitions, sports performance anxiety, depression, grief and loss, and addiction. In each of these instances, my aim is to help provide a safe, supportive, and therapeutic setting for you to learn more about yourself and find healing. Book a free 20-minute consultation by clicking the "website" button now.
My specialities include: ADHD, anxiety, sports performance, autism, depression, grief, divorce, infidelity, career guidance, behavioural issues, men's issues, parenting, stress, insomnia, life coaching, addiction, chronic pain, and substance use.
Finding a therapist can be overwhelming! The men I see feel stuck, lost, powerless, distracted, disconnected, or broken. Men often struggle with their mental health without seeking help for far too long. I work with men from all walks of life who struggle with managing ADHD and other neurodivergent challenges, career and life transitions, sports performance anxiety, depression, grief and loss, and addiction. In each of these instances, my aim is to help provide a safe, supportive, and therapeutic setting for you to learn more about yourself and find healing. Book a free 20-minute consultation by clicking the "website" button now.
(289) 278-9425 View (289) 278-9425
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Zarrin Sadat Larijani
Registered Psychotherapist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
North York, ON M2R
I am here offering therapeutic services to children, adolescents, and their parents. I support clients who are experiencing challenges with anxiety, Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD), Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), Parent-child conflict, trauma, and other child-related adjustment difficulties. Individualized depression treatment for adults is also offered.
I am here offering therapeutic services to children, adolescents, and their parents. I support clients who are experiencing challenges with anxiety, Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD), Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), Parent-child conflict, trauma, and other child-related adjustment difficulties. Individualized depression treatment for adults is also offered.
(289) 207-7522 View (289) 207-7522

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ADHD Counsellors

When should I seek treatment for ADHD?

You should seek treatment for ADHD if you consistently have difficulty with attention, hyperactivity, or impulsivity that interferes with your daily life. Symptoms of ADHD include the inability to sustain attention during tasks, difficulty organizing tasks and activities, being easily distracted, frequent fidgeting or squirming, and talking or interrupting excessively. If these symptoms interfere with your career, academics, or relationships—for example, consistently failing to complete professional projects on time—you should seek an evaluation for ADHD.

How does treatment for ADHD work?

Effective treatment for ADHD often consists of medication, behavioral therapy, and lifestyle changes. Stimulant medications such as Adderall and Ritalin work by altering levels of neurotransmitters in the brain; higher levels of dopamine and norepinephrine are known to improve attention and focus. Therapy works by helping people with ADHD understand the condition, discuss their areas of difficulty, and develop behavioral strategies to manage their symptoms. In some cases, modifying one’s diet and exercise can also help improve symptoms.

Are there specific medications for ADHD?

Medications to treat ADHD are generally stimulants, the most common are Adderall and Ritalin. There are two categories of stimulants: Amphetamines include Adderall, Dyanavel, Vyvanse, and Dexedrine, and methylphenidates include Ritalin, Concerta, Daytrana, Focalin, Quillichew, Quillivant, and Metadate. Non-stimulants and antidepressants may be used as an alternative if stimulants aren’t effective or viable for a particular patient.

How long does treatment for ADHD take?

It’s tough to give an exact time frame because everyone varies. In terms of medications, stimulants begin to work very soon after you take them, generally within the hour. It may take time to identify the right medication and dosage, but the medication itself is fast-acting. In terms of therapy, it takes time to develop skills and put them into practice, but you will likely see improvements within a few weeks or months.