ADHD Psychiatrists in Gig Harbor, WA

Photo of Jamal Williams, MSN, -BC, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Jamal Williams
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, -BC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Gig Harbor, WA 98332
I have extensive experience working with the LBGTQIA+ and BIPOC communities, and my specialties include: ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, OCD, Life transitions, emotional regulation challenges, grief, and trauma. I combine my psychiatric and psychotherapy work together, to treat my clients through an integrative approach that works to treat the entire challenge you’re facing, from a medicinal but also therapeutic way. I believe we're all products of the environment we grew up in, but it is up to us as individuals, to grow and learn about ourselves, so we can become the healthiest, and best versions of who we hope to be.
I have extensive experience working with the LBGTQIA+ and BIPOC communities, and my specialties include: ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, OCD, Life transitions, emotional regulation challenges, grief, and trauma. I combine my psychiatric and psychotherapy work together, to treat my clients through an integrative approach that works to treat the entire challenge you’re facing, from a medicinal but also therapeutic way. I believe we're all products of the environment we grew up in, but it is up to us as individuals, to grow and learn about ourselves, so we can become the healthiest, and best versions of who we hope to be.
(206) 589-5355 View (206) 589-5355
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Laura Walker
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
10 Endorsed
Gig Harbor, WA 98329
I specialize treating ADHD, anxiety, and depression in all humans; age 6 and beyond.
Now accepting new clients! I am a dedicated and compassionate Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) with a passion for providing comprehensive mental health care to individuals of all ages, from children to adults. My mission is to foster a comfortable and collaborative environment to support your mental wellbeing. My treatment approach combines evidence-based practices with a person-centered perspective, allowing for my clients to be the expert in their lived experiences.
I specialize treating ADHD, anxiety, and depression in all humans; age 6 and beyond.
Now accepting new clients! I am a dedicated and compassionate Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) with a passion for providing comprehensive mental health care to individuals of all ages, from children to adults. My mission is to foster a comfortable and collaborative environment to support your mental wellbeing. My treatment approach combines evidence-based practices with a person-centered perspective, allowing for my clients to be the expert in their lived experiences.
(253) 243-2295 View (253) 243-2295
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Circle Psychiatry PLLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, ND , PMHNP, PMH-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
I provide psychiatric assessments and treat people with Depression, Anxiety, ADHD, OCD, Bipolar, Postpartum Psychosis, Intrusive Thoughts, Overwhelm. I welcome all adults and especially people with mental health challenges in pregnancy and postpartum. One in 5 women experience mental health disturbances. You are not alone. I bring 30 years experience as an RN in labor and delivery, from very high risk (ICU) to low risk, homebirth, clinic and management. I have a unique understanding of the complexities of treating mental health in the setting of pregnancy and postpartum, and breastfeeding.
I provide psychiatric assessments and treat people with Depression, Anxiety, ADHD, OCD, Bipolar, Postpartum Psychosis, Intrusive Thoughts, Overwhelm. I welcome all adults and especially people with mental health challenges in pregnancy and postpartum. One in 5 women experience mental health disturbances. You are not alone. I bring 30 years experience as an RN in labor and delivery, from very high risk (ICU) to low risk, homebirth, clinic and management. I have a unique understanding of the complexities of treating mental health in the setting of pregnancy and postpartum, and breastfeeding.
(360) 295-2768 View (360) 295-2768
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Heather King - Melrose Mental Wellness
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, BC, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
I provide comprehensive assessment, diagnosis, medication management, & therapeutic support for individuals affected anxiety, depression, insomnia, bipolar, ADD/ADHD, trauma, and women's mental health concerns.
I am a board certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner with over 29 years of experience as a Registered Nurse. I take a holistic approach to mental wellness and provide a caring, empathetic, non judgmental environment when caring for clients. I value evidence-based, complementary, integrative care that includes lifestyle and behavioral changes. In addition to prescribing medications, I offer cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBTi), the first line treatment recommendation for insomnia from the American College of Physicians, American Academy of Sleep Medicine, and World Sleep Society.
I provide comprehensive assessment, diagnosis, medication management, & therapeutic support for individuals affected anxiety, depression, insomnia, bipolar, ADD/ADHD, trauma, and women's mental health concerns.
I am a board certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner with over 29 years of experience as a Registered Nurse. I take a holistic approach to mental wellness and provide a caring, empathetic, non judgmental environment when caring for clients. I value evidence-based, complementary, integrative care that includes lifestyle and behavioral changes. In addition to prescribing medications, I offer cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBTi), the first line treatment recommendation for insomnia from the American College of Physicians, American Academy of Sleep Medicine, and World Sleep Society.
(253) 364-0576 View (253) 364-0576
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Diana L Liebner
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, ARNP, PMHNP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
Not accepting new clients
I treat depression, anxiety, PTSD, perinatal and postpartum depression, adjustment disorders, ADHD, and bipolar.
In-office or tele-psych appointments. I am a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP), educated and trained at the University of Washington in Seattle. I assess, diagnose, and treat mental health conditions with therapy and targeted medications. The path to mental wellness may involve multiple therapies and medication strategies. I am experienced in a range of therapeutic approaches and safe, targeted medication management, thus able to provide a tailored plan of care for individual needs and support each client in achieving better mental health.
I treat depression, anxiety, PTSD, perinatal and postpartum depression, adjustment disorders, ADHD, and bipolar.
In-office or tele-psych appointments. I am a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP), educated and trained at the University of Washington in Seattle. I assess, diagnose, and treat mental health conditions with therapy and targeted medications. The path to mental wellness may involve multiple therapies and medication strategies. I am experienced in a range of therapeutic approaches and safe, targeted medication management, thus able to provide a tailored plan of care for individual needs and support each client in achieving better mental health.
(253) 313-0267 View (253) 313-0267
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Kate Donahue
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
Kate is a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) and a licensed Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioner (ARNP). She earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Xavier University and a Master of Science in Nursing from Frontier Nursing University. Kate believes in individualized and evidenced based care. She provides psychiatric evaluations and medication management services for both children and adults and treats a wide spectrum of psychiatric diagnoses. Her main areas of focus include depression, anxiety, and ADHD.
Kate is a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) and a licensed Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioner (ARNP). She earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Xavier University and a Master of Science in Nursing from Frontier Nursing University. Kate believes in individualized and evidenced based care. She provides psychiatric evaluations and medication management services for both children and adults and treats a wide spectrum of psychiatric diagnoses. Her main areas of focus include depression, anxiety, and ADHD.
(253) 400-3215 View (253) 400-3215
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Balance Psychiatric Clinic
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, ARNP, PMHNPBC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gig Harbor, WA 98329
Specific diagnoses would include ADHD, anxiety, OCD, depression, PTSD, bipolar, schizophrenia, or schizoaffective.
As a PMHNP-BC in a rural, underserved, small community, I'm passionate about providing medication management services and serving my community. I understand the importance of treating people in a holistic manner, to maintain a balanced state so wellness is achieved. I focus on a “whole patient” approach and “patient-centered care” for better outcomes. For one to live their best life there must be balance in sleep hygiene, diet, and exercise. I strive to help patients reach their best potential, psychiatrically after other options have been exhausted through medication management and education. I look forward to serving my community.
Specific diagnoses would include ADHD, anxiety, OCD, depression, PTSD, bipolar, schizophrenia, or schizoaffective.
As a PMHNP-BC in a rural, underserved, small community, I'm passionate about providing medication management services and serving my community. I understand the importance of treating people in a holistic manner, to maintain a balanced state so wellness is achieved. I focus on a “whole patient” approach and “patient-centered care” for better outcomes. For one to live their best life there must be balance in sleep hygiene, diet, and exercise. I strive to help patients reach their best potential, psychiatrically after other options have been exhausted through medication management and education. I look forward to serving my community.
(360) 926-9293 View (360) 926-9293
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Beatrice Kiama
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, DNP, ARNP, PMHNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gig Harbor, WA 98329  (Online Only)
I specialize in the treatment of psychiatric disorders : anxiety, depression, PTSD, personality disorders, ADHD, insomnia, and many others.
I offer Telehealth appointments to all my clients in the comfort of their homes. I am a Board-Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) with a doctorate degree in Nursing, who is experienced in practicing Psychiatric services in outpatient, inpatient, and tele-psychiatry. I offer weekday appointments from 9am-9pm as well as Saturdays from 9am-2pm.
I specialize in the treatment of psychiatric disorders : anxiety, depression, PTSD, personality disorders, ADHD, insomnia, and many others.
I offer Telehealth appointments to all my clients in the comfort of their homes. I am a Board-Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) with a doctorate degree in Nursing, who is experienced in practicing Psychiatric services in outpatient, inpatient, and tele-psychiatry. I offer weekday appointments from 9am-9pm as well as Saturdays from 9am-2pm.
(253) 878-7701 View (253) 878-7701
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Barbara Rix
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, ARNP, FNP-BC, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Gig Harbor, WA 98332  (Online Only)
I am a Nurse Practitioner (Family & PMHNP) that provides holistic care focusing on weight loss coaching, medical weight loss, and medication management in depression, anxiety, and ADHD.
I am a Nurse Practitioner (Family & PMHNP) that provides holistic care focusing on weight loss coaching, medical weight loss, and medication management in depression, anxiety, and ADHD.
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Rogo Healthcare Services
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Verified Verified
Gig Harbor, WA 98332  (Online Only)
Are you or someone you know struggling with depression, anxiety, bipolar, ADHD, PTSD, schizophrenia, eating and sleep disorders?
Are you or someone you know struggling with depression, anxiety, bipolar, ADHD, PTSD, schizophrenia, eating and sleep disorders?
(509) 732-9427 View (509) 732-9427
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Dr. Valerica Ene-Stroescu
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
During my 21 years of practicing psychiatry, I have seen how integrative the bio-psycho-social and spiritual approach is to diagnose and treat psychiatric conditions. Addressing the complexities of genetic predispositions, childhood experiences, social relations and spiritual aspects is at the core of this model and defines how I practice psychiatry. I have worked almost 20 years in a state psychiatric hospital helping those with the most severe and devastating psychiatric illnesses. I am expanding now the focus of my work to include those in an outpatient setting using the newest treatment modalities.
During my 21 years of practicing psychiatry, I have seen how integrative the bio-psycho-social and spiritual approach is to diagnose and treat psychiatric conditions. Addressing the complexities of genetic predispositions, childhood experiences, social relations and spiritual aspects is at the core of this model and defines how I practice psychiatry. I have worked almost 20 years in a state psychiatric hospital helping those with the most severe and devastating psychiatric illnesses. I am expanding now the focus of my work to include those in an outpatient setting using the newest treatment modalities.
(253) 525-5216 View (253) 525-5216
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Jennifer Irwin
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
Dr. Irwin is a general psychiatrist interested in an integrative care approach to healing, incorporating medication, psychotherapy and exercise. After graduating Hartwick College, in upstate New York, summa cum laude with departmental honors in Biology, Dr. Irwin attended Michigan State Medical School. She went on to complete four years of residency training in Psychiatry at the Henry Ford Health System in Detroit and moved to Washington in 1999. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, hiking, skiing, and practicing yoga and meditation.
Dr. Irwin is a general psychiatrist interested in an integrative care approach to healing, incorporating medication, psychotherapy and exercise. After graduating Hartwick College, in upstate New York, summa cum laude with departmental honors in Biology, Dr. Irwin attended Michigan State Medical School. She went on to complete four years of residency training in Psychiatry at the Henry Ford Health System in Detroit and moved to Washington in 1999. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, hiking, skiing, and practicing yoga and meditation.
(253) 338-5169 View (253) 338-5169
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Angela Tefft
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, ARNP, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Gig Harbor, WA 98335  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I am a board certified Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) and Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP-C). These certifications allow me to take both physical and mental health into consideration while developing treatment plans, to proactively address problems that may develop with certain treatments, or make recommendations for medical issues/treatments that may be contributing to a mental health disorder. I am licensed to treat clients of all ages, and has experience with clients from preschool to older adulthood.
I am a board certified Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) and Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP-C). These certifications allow me to take both physical and mental health into consideration while developing treatment plans, to proactively address problems that may develop with certain treatments, or make recommendations for medical issues/treatments that may be contributing to a mental health disorder. I am licensed to treat clients of all ages, and has experience with clients from preschool to older adulthood.
(253) 499-7022 View (253) 499-7022
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AMOMA
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP
Verified Verified
Gig Harbor, WA 98329
I provide virtual/telehealth mental health services, particularly medication management. The appointments are provided via a live, secure and HIPAA compliant video conference platform. With this platform, I can provide health care in the comfort and privacy of your own home with just a click of a button. I am committed in providing individualized care to patients based on their specific needs and expectations. I can help you make informed decisions regarding medication treatment and symptom management.
I provide virtual/telehealth mental health services, particularly medication management. The appointments are provided via a live, secure and HIPAA compliant video conference platform. With this platform, I can provide health care in the comfort and privacy of your own home with just a click of a button. I am committed in providing individualized care to patients based on their specific needs and expectations. I can help you make informed decisions regarding medication treatment and symptom management.
(509) 612-7463 View (509) 612-7463
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Kelly Lawson Telehealth Available
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, ARNP, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
I’m a board certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner with over 30 years of experience as a Registered Nurse. I take a holistic approach to mental health focusing on the whole person using an empathic and non-judgmental style. I use evidence-based, complimentary, and integrative approaches to care that include lifestyle and behavioral change, in addition to medications when appropriate and safe. I practice from a client-centered approach in which we work together to make treatment and medication decisions that include your preferences and values.
I’m a board certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner with over 30 years of experience as a Registered Nurse. I take a holistic approach to mental health focusing on the whole person using an empathic and non-judgmental style. I use evidence-based, complimentary, and integrative approaches to care that include lifestyle and behavioral change, in addition to medications when appropriate and safe. I practice from a client-centered approach in which we work together to make treatment and medication decisions that include your preferences and values.
(253) 289-7408 View (253) 289-7408

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Photo of Vicki Grimes - Always Better Together LLC, PMHNP-C, FNP-C, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Always Better Together LLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP-C, FNP-C
Verified Verified
University Place, WA 98466
CURRENTLY ACCEPTING CLIENTS. I believe the best client outcomes are achieved when the client and provider work collaboratively on a viable treatment plan with the client guiding outcome progress. I specialize in treating ADHD, anxiety, depression, DMDD, ODD, bipolar disorder, PTSD, schizophrenia, and many other diagnoses.
CURRENTLY ACCEPTING CLIENTS. I believe the best client outcomes are achieved when the client and provider work collaboratively on a viable treatment plan with the client guiding outcome progress. I specialize in treating ADHD, anxiety, depression, DMDD, ODD, bipolar disorder, PTSD, schizophrenia, and many other diagnoses.
(253) 785-3652 View (253) 785-3652
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Aaron Padron
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Aaron Padron, APRN, PMHNP, FNP
Verified Verified
Tacoma, WA 98402  (Online Only)
Our Telehealth Psychiatric Mental Health Services specializes in the treatment of adults for conditions such as, but not limited to, Anxiety, Depression, Insomnia, Bipolar Disorders, and ADHD.
Hello, we are Insightful Psychiatry, a growing, and innovative Psychiatric office with the goal of providing treatment for mental health problems in the comfort of home. Evening and Weekend appointments are available.
Our Telehealth Psychiatric Mental Health Services specializes in the treatment of adults for conditions such as, but not limited to, Anxiety, Depression, Insomnia, Bipolar Disorders, and ADHD.
Hello, we are Insightful Psychiatry, a growing, and innovative Psychiatric office with the goal of providing treatment for mental health problems in the comfort of home. Evening and Weekend appointments are available.
(425) 598-0174 View (425) 598-0174
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Alexandra Scott ( Accepting New Patients In October)
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Tacoma, WA 98407  (Online Only)
My expertise encompasses evidence-based medication management, including ADHD evaluations, and treatment for conditions such as anxiety, depression, bipolar disorders, insomnia, OCD, and more.
As a certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP), my commitment lies in delivering individualized, compassionate, and thorough mental health services. I work collaboratively with clients to address their specific needs and treatment objectives, offering flexibility through both in-person and virtual sessions.
My expertise encompasses evidence-based medication management, including ADHD evaluations, and treatment for conditions such as anxiety, depression, bipolar disorders, insomnia, OCD, and more.
As a certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP), my commitment lies in delivering individualized, compassionate, and thorough mental health services. I work collaboratively with clients to address their specific needs and treatment objectives, offering flexibility through both in-person and virtual sessions.
(833) 705-0849 View (833) 705-0849
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Pulcharia Thompson
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN, PMHNP, BC, FNP-C
Verified Verified
Tacoma, WA 98465
I treat a wide range of mental health illnesses with focus on depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, addiction, ADHD, and other childhood mental health illnesses.
If you are an individual who is privately suffering from mental health illness or a loved one who is privately suffering with them, there is help for you. At Tandem Psychiatric and Family Practice, the focus is to integrate the most current and accurate treatment along with psychotherapy that centers on aiding the individual to feel whole again. I come from a Christian background and I firmly believe that every human being has the dignity of God, which comes with a purpose in life. This is the premise from which I approach treatment, so that hopefully every client can be given the means to reach their God given potential.
I treat a wide range of mental health illnesses with focus on depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, addiction, ADHD, and other childhood mental health illnesses.
If you are an individual who is privately suffering from mental health illness or a loved one who is privately suffering with them, there is help for you. At Tandem Psychiatric and Family Practice, the focus is to integrate the most current and accurate treatment along with psychotherapy that centers on aiding the individual to feel whole again. I come from a Christian background and I firmly believe that every human being has the dignity of God, which comes with a purpose in life. This is the premise from which I approach treatment, so that hopefully every client can be given the means to reach their God given potential.
(713) 987-7277 View (713) 987-7277
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Freedom Psychiatry Center
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tacoma, WA 98444  (Online Only)
Are you feeling down or hopeless about your future? Do you always feeling anxious or have panic attacks that you are scared to go out in a public place? Are you struggling to concentrate better on tasks either at work or in school? You are not alone. We are here to help you balance your physical and mental health and improve your performance. We treat clients with ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar disorder, and many more. We are currently accepting new clients and we accept most of commercial health insurance. We accept Kaiser Permanente Insurance. Check out what other people are saying about us: provider.kareo.com/paul-okoronkwo
Are you feeling down or hopeless about your future? Do you always feeling anxious or have panic attacks that you are scared to go out in a public place? Are you struggling to concentrate better on tasks either at work or in school? You are not alone. We are here to help you balance your physical and mental health and improve your performance. We treat clients with ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar disorder, and many more. We are currently accepting new clients and we accept most of commercial health insurance. We accept Kaiser Permanente Insurance. Check out what other people are saying about us: provider.kareo.com/paul-okoronkwo
(206) 984-6947 View (206) 984-6947

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ADHD Psychiatrists

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.