ADHD Therapists in Los Angeles, CA

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Dr. Bianca Cohan
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Navigating the complexities of childhood, adolescence, and young adulthood can be both exciting and challenging. I believe in creating a safe, nurturing, and empowering environment for children, teens, and young adults to explore their emotions and experiences. My goal is to help them develop effective coping strategies, build resilience, and ultimately lead more fulfilling lives. I specialize in working with young individuals who are grappling with the challenges of OCD, Anxiety, ADHD, and autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
Navigating the complexities of childhood, adolescence, and young adulthood can be both exciting and challenging. I believe in creating a safe, nurturing, and empowering environment for children, teens, and young adults to explore their emotions and experiences. My goal is to help them develop effective coping strategies, build resilience, and ultimately lead more fulfilling lives. I specialize in working with young individuals who are grappling with the challenges of OCD, Anxiety, ADHD, and autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
(323) 746-4427 View (323) 746-4427
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Ann Gottuso
Psychologist, PhD, ABPP-CN
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90025
, brain injury, Alzheimer's disease, stroke, ADHD), medical, or psychological issues.
Life can bring about many obstacles - whether stressors or a medical condition - and a therapist can facilitate change or healing. Through psychotherapy, we can journey towards growth and peace, to improve your adjustment to an illness or stressor, anxiety, depression, trauma, or a spiritual crisis. If you have cognitive difficulties, we can develop cognitive rehabilitation and executive skills to strengthen your mental abilities to engage in home and work. At times, neurological injury brings behavioral changes. We can jointly develop a behavioral plan to manage behaviors to improve relationships and ensure safety.
, brain injury, Alzheimer's disease, stroke, ADHD), medical, or psychological issues.
Life can bring about many obstacles - whether stressors or a medical condition - and a therapist can facilitate change or healing. Through psychotherapy, we can journey towards growth and peace, to improve your adjustment to an illness or stressor, anxiety, depression, trauma, or a spiritual crisis. If you have cognitive difficulties, we can develop cognitive rehabilitation and executive skills to strengthen your mental abilities to engage in home and work. At times, neurological injury brings behavioral changes. We can jointly develop a behavioral plan to manage behaviors to improve relationships and ensure safety.
(424) 231-6224 View (424) 231-6224
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Hillary Buckholtz
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90039  (Online Only)
I work with clients affected by anxiety, ADHD, OCD, trauma, grief, family & relationship issues, estrangement, codependency, narcissistic & emotional abuse, therapy abuse, spiritual abuse, cults & high control groups, and career & life transitions.
While I enjoy working with clients from all fields, I specialize in treating creative professionals and artists. I bring to my work a background in the entertainment industry; I understand what it takes to cope with the pressures and anxieties of navigating a career in show business. As a creative, you may be building your career or considering a complete career shift. Regardless of where you are now, the unknowns of where you'll end up next can be anxiety-provoking. We'll work together to explore your inner and outer worlds to understand the patterns that may be aiding or delaying the outcomes you desire for your life.
I work with clients affected by anxiety, ADHD, OCD, trauma, grief, family & relationship issues, estrangement, codependency, narcissistic & emotional abuse, therapy abuse, spiritual abuse, cults & high control groups, and career & life transitions.
While I enjoy working with clients from all fields, I specialize in treating creative professionals and artists. I bring to my work a background in the entertainment industry; I understand what it takes to cope with the pressures and anxieties of navigating a career in show business. As a creative, you may be building your career or considering a complete career shift. Regardless of where you are now, the unknowns of where you'll end up next can be anxiety-provoking. We'll work together to explore your inner and outer worlds to understand the patterns that may be aiding or delaying the outcomes you desire for your life.
(747) 231-3178 View (747) 231-3178
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Abagail Waight
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90049
With ADHD the therapy with Abby is to first help with any family conflict around the ADHD and its symptoms.
Abby works with girls with ADHD and/or Anxiety. Often they go hand-in-hand but not always. She works as a team with a psychiatric provider and an executive functioning coach. The team works together to create a comprehensive tailored program for each child and family. With ADHD there may be challenges with motivation with academics. Abby works with Hannah our executive functioning educational coach to take the power struggle away from parents and their teens fighting over homework and assignments each night. Hannah will work closely with hour child to set a calendar for the week that both Abby and Hannah follow.
With ADHD the therapy with Abby is to first help with any family conflict around the ADHD and its symptoms.
Abby works with girls with ADHD and/or Anxiety. Often they go hand-in-hand but not always. She works as a team with a psychiatric provider and an executive functioning coach. The team works together to create a comprehensive tailored program for each child and family. With ADHD there may be challenges with motivation with academics. Abby works with Hannah our executive functioning educational coach to take the power struggle away from parents and their teens fighting over homework and assignments each night. Hannah will work closely with hour child to set a calendar for the week that both Abby and Hannah follow.
(619) 547-1679 View (619) 547-1679
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Erin Mendoza
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90071  (Online Only)
I discovered that am autistic (and that I have ADHD) as an adult.
I am an autistic, disabled, queer licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I live in rural Northern California but am available to work virtually with any client living in California.
I discovered that am autistic (and that I have ADHD) as an adult.
I am an autistic, disabled, queer licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I live in rural Northern California but am available to work virtually with any client living in California.
(562) 262-5617 View (562) 262-5617
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Samantha Schumann
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, CBP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90018
I work with adults and teens who struggle with neurodiversity (ADHD, Autism) and complex trauma.
You've been doing talk therapy for years but still feel stuck, like a jagged rock deep inside you. You are either someone who was affected by big or acute traumatic events or had a lack of emotional needs met growing up. Or you are someone who feels like their brain has always worked a little differently (ADHD/Autism)? Whether it's relationship problems, job issues, or just feeling overwhelmed and disorganized, sometimes it can feel like you just can’t get it right, despite tremendous effort. You're in the right place if you resonate! Together we can rewrite your story for a future that better reflects who you are and feel better.
I work with adults and teens who struggle with neurodiversity (ADHD, Autism) and complex trauma.
You've been doing talk therapy for years but still feel stuck, like a jagged rock deep inside you. You are either someone who was affected by big or acute traumatic events or had a lack of emotional needs met growing up. Or you are someone who feels like their brain has always worked a little differently (ADHD/Autism)? Whether it's relationship problems, job issues, or just feeling overwhelmed and disorganized, sometimes it can feel like you just can’t get it right, despite tremendous effort. You're in the right place if you resonate! Together we can rewrite your story for a future that better reflects who you are and feel better.
(213) 371-9259 View (213) 371-9259
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Markus Issac Hicks
Associate Clinical Social Worker, MA, MSW, ASW
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90066
Now as a psychotherapist, I cultivate positive change in adults, teens, men, and those with performance anxiety (professional sports, acting, and public speaking), ADHD, and trauma (racial, religious, and childhood).
In the journey of healing, navigating life’s vast experiences can be daunting without guidance. Healing is an art, a delicate craft where one wields their life force to reshape both inner and outer obstacles. Trauma, a subtle artist, paints filters on the canvas of perception, shaping our view of self, relationships, and the world. Within these lines, It would be an honor not only to guide you but also to help you cultivate regulation, reclaim your strength, and build a foundation of tranquility and happiness in your life.
Now as a psychotherapist, I cultivate positive change in adults, teens, men, and those with performance anxiety (professional sports, acting, and public speaking), ADHD, and trauma (racial, religious, and childhood).
In the journey of healing, navigating life’s vast experiences can be daunting without guidance. Healing is an art, a delicate craft where one wields their life force to reshape both inner and outer obstacles. Trauma, a subtle artist, paints filters on the canvas of perception, shaping our view of self, relationships, and the world. Within these lines, It would be an honor not only to guide you but also to help you cultivate regulation, reclaim your strength, and build a foundation of tranquility and happiness in your life.
(424) 396-0275 View (424) 396-0275
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Psychological Testing & Evaluations - Dr. Dean
Psychologist, PsyD, QME, Author
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90071
I'm Dr. Dean Leav, licensed psychologist and qualified medical evaluator (QME). I've been featured on ABC, NBC, KCAL, and other programs as an expert psychologist. I provide Evaluation Services, including (and not limited to): diagnostics (ADHD, Autism, Learning Dis.), cognitive/neuropsychological evaluations, workers' compensation (QME/AME), immigration-related evaluations, pre-adoption psychological evaluations, parenting/bonding assessments, drug & alcohol evaluations, pre-employment evaluations, and legal/forensics/criminal evaluations. These evaluations may be used to meet eligibility for certain services or accommodations.
I'm Dr. Dean Leav, licensed psychologist and qualified medical evaluator (QME). I've been featured on ABC, NBC, KCAL, and other programs as an expert psychologist. I provide Evaluation Services, including (and not limited to): diagnostics (ADHD, Autism, Learning Dis.), cognitive/neuropsychological evaluations, workers' compensation (QME/AME), immigration-related evaluations, pre-adoption psychological evaluations, parenting/bonding assessments, drug & alcohol evaluations, pre-employment evaluations, and legal/forensics/criminal evaluations. These evaluations may be used to meet eligibility for certain services or accommodations.
(424) 397-2639 View (424) 397-2639
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Jay Thomas
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90041
As I wrap up this intro, I’d love to add one final note: I’m so glad you’re here.
As a queer & trans psychologist who believes in providing clients with the tools they need to thrive, I believe therapy can be a space where folks can learn how to cope with difficult experiences and find new ways to move through the world. Everyone deserves to have a safe place to heal and shift and grow.
As I wrap up this intro, I’d love to add one final note: I’m so glad you’re here.
As a queer & trans psychologist who believes in providing clients with the tools they need to thrive, I believe therapy can be a space where folks can learn how to cope with difficult experiences and find new ways to move through the world. Everyone deserves to have a safe place to heal and shift and grow.
(323) 955-5674 View (323) 955-5674
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Best Self Psych
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90068  (Online Only)
Best Self Psych is a group of ENM, kink, and LGBTQ+ affirmative licensed and associate therapists in Los Angeles and we help people who are experiencing difficulty in their relationships and professional lives. Our practice specializes in specialities include helping people who are struggling with the effects of depression, anxiety, C-PTSD and ADHD.
Best Self Psych is a group of ENM, kink, and LGBTQ+ affirmative licensed and associate therapists in Los Angeles and we help people who are experiencing difficulty in their relationships and professional lives. Our practice specializes in specialities include helping people who are struggling with the effects of depression, anxiety, C-PTSD and ADHD.
(323) 894-9572 View (323) 894-9572
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Jennifer Willemsen
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90036
I specialize in anxiety therapy and offer a unique variety of techniques (including Neurofeedback) to treat symptoms of depression, anxiety, stress, and ADHD.
All of our lives have been drastically impacted by the crisis the world is going through. There is increased fear surrounding all of the unknowns. Like a lot of people, you may be feeling lost, anxious, and uncertain. Even if you and your loved ones are safe, being at home 24-7 with your family brings extra stress outside the norm, while living alone could feel isolating and lonely. If you’re struggling more than usual with anxiety, depression, or stress right now you’re not alone. I’m here and I can help you (and/or your family) regain a sense of control over the discomforts you may currently be experiencing.
I specialize in anxiety therapy and offer a unique variety of techniques (including Neurofeedback) to treat symptoms of depression, anxiety, stress, and ADHD.
All of our lives have been drastically impacted by the crisis the world is going through. There is increased fear surrounding all of the unknowns. Like a lot of people, you may be feeling lost, anxious, and uncertain. Even if you and your loved ones are safe, being at home 24-7 with your family brings extra stress outside the norm, while living alone could feel isolating and lonely. If you’re struggling more than usual with anxiety, depression, or stress right now you’re not alone. I’m here and I can help you (and/or your family) regain a sense of control over the discomforts you may currently be experiencing.
(818) 938-2624 View (818) 938-2624
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Roxanna Rahban
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90048
I am passionate about providing the highest quality assessment services for children and adults. My expertise has been cultivated through my assessment research studies, training, and treatment of disabilities and psychological conditions. My assessment services include neuropsychological, psycho-educational, and psychological testing. I also conduct med-legal, immigration, adoption, and forensic examinations. Treatment includes parenting support and ADHD/LD treatment. I guide individuals in building functional skills to cope with challenges that interfere with effective functioning. ADHD therapy provides support, structure, feedback, and the development of skills to increase self-awareness, independence, improve concentration, time-management, planning and organization skills.
I am passionate about providing the highest quality assessment services for children and adults. My expertise has been cultivated through my assessment research studies, training, and treatment of disabilities and psychological conditions. My assessment services include neuropsychological, psycho-educational, and psychological testing. I also conduct med-legal, immigration, adoption, and forensic examinations. Treatment includes parenting support and ADHD/LD treatment. I guide individuals in building functional skills to cope with challenges that interfere with effective functioning. ADHD therapy provides support, structure, feedback, and the development of skills to increase self-awareness, independence, improve concentration, time-management, planning and organization skills.
(310) 736-2747 View (310) 736-2747
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Christa Scholtz
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Sometimes life is too difficult to navigate on your own. Psychotherapy is one of the most powerful tools to bring healing and transformation to your life, and choosing to pursue it is brave. You might be seeking therapy to decrease anxiety or depression, heal from a trauma, improve your relationships, rid yourself of chronic pain, or navigate school with ADHD or a learning disability. You also might be seeking therapy on behalf of your child or your family. Regardless of what leads you to therapy, I understand the importance of finding a therapist that is the right fit.
Sometimes life is too difficult to navigate on your own. Psychotherapy is one of the most powerful tools to bring healing and transformation to your life, and choosing to pursue it is brave. You might be seeking therapy to decrease anxiety or depression, heal from a trauma, improve your relationships, rid yourself of chronic pain, or navigate school with ADHD or a learning disability. You also might be seeking therapy on behalf of your child or your family. Regardless of what leads you to therapy, I understand the importance of finding a therapist that is the right fit.
(424) 226-5594 View (424) 226-5594
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Dr. Lisa Rosequist Coast Family Psychological Svcs
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90049  (Online Only)
My priority is providing a safe space to explore, feel empowered, & learn skills to help you overcome obstacles that are getting in the way of living your most fulfilling life. Clients come to me to treat stress, anxiety, depression, PTSD, ADHD, improve performance, concussion recovery, & executive coaching. I have extensive experience supporting entrepreneurs, business leaders, high performers, athletes, & physicians. I have specialized training from Postpartum Support International in perinatal mental health (PMH-C). I support those on the fertility journey, during pregnancy 4th trimester, & early parenthood/postpartum.
My priority is providing a safe space to explore, feel empowered, & learn skills to help you overcome obstacles that are getting in the way of living your most fulfilling life. Clients come to me to treat stress, anxiety, depression, PTSD, ADHD, improve performance, concussion recovery, & executive coaching. I have extensive experience supporting entrepreneurs, business leaders, high performers, athletes, & physicians. I have specialized training from Postpartum Support International in perinatal mental health (PMH-C). I support those on the fertility journey, during pregnancy 4th trimester, & early parenthood/postpartum.
(310) 807-6983 View (310) 807-6983
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Dr. James McGurk
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, PsyD
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Dr. James McGurk has several years of experience working with adults, children, and their families. Dr. McGurk takes a collaborative, empathy-based approach that fosters reflective thinking, constructive self-talk, and healthy coping skills. Dr. McGurk has expertise in working with ADHD, anxiety, self-esteem, family conflict, relational difficulties, life transitions, and more.
Dr. James McGurk has several years of experience working with adults, children, and their families. Dr. McGurk takes a collaborative, empathy-based approach that fosters reflective thinking, constructive self-talk, and healthy coping skills. Dr. McGurk has expertise in working with ADHD, anxiety, self-esteem, family conflict, relational difficulties, life transitions, and more.
(424) 258-5368 View (424) 258-5368
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Ming Loong Teo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90012  (Online Only)
In addition to trauma, I also have lived experience with ADHD, and I enjoy working with adults who are learning to navigate living with ADHD.
I specialize in the treatment of trauma & working with survivors of narcissistic abuse and emotional manipulation. I believe strongly in the importance of addressing the systems of institutional racism & systemic poverty that exist in our current society. I acknowledge racial trauma & the consistent traumatization which often results due to living as an ethnic minority in the U.S.
In addition to trauma, I also have lived experience with ADHD, and I enjoy working with adults who are learning to navigate living with ADHD.
I specialize in the treatment of trauma & working with survivors of narcissistic abuse and emotional manipulation. I believe strongly in the importance of addressing the systems of institutional racism & systemic poverty that exist in our current society. I acknowledge racial trauma & the consistent traumatization which often results due to living as an ethnic minority in the U.S.
(818) 938-8785 View (818) 938-8785
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Andrew Amick
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90065  (Online Only)
Struggling with relationship or dating anxiety? Do your own needs take a backseat for others? Maybe you're exhausted from the whiplash of ADHD - or maybe you're in a mix of all of this and looking for grounded, compassionate guidance to help you navigate? Helping people find pragmatic solutions, sharpen their intuition, and cultivate insight and emotional clarity is my passion; and ADHD, relationship anxiety, and codependency are my areas of expertise.
Struggling with relationship or dating anxiety? Do your own needs take a backseat for others? Maybe you're exhausted from the whiplash of ADHD - or maybe you're in a mix of all of this and looking for grounded, compassionate guidance to help you navigate? Helping people find pragmatic solutions, sharpen their intuition, and cultivate insight and emotional clarity is my passion; and ADHD, relationship anxiety, and codependency are my areas of expertise.
(323) 968-5167 View (323) 968-5167
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Leah Z. Kaufman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90004
I am a neurodiverse-affirming therapist and have expertise in working with autistic and ADHD clients.
You might be going through a difficult life transition, experiencing relationship problems, or feeling overwhelmed and unable manage your stress. Therapy is a wonderful opportunity to work with someone who will provide you with the support and tools you need to create change, feeling more insightful, aware, and grounded. I have extensive experience helping individuals and couples work on finding/maintaining healthy, satisfying relationships. I aid my clients in recognizing the way their past experiences, neurology, and relationships shape the way they see themselves, affect their emotional well-being, and how they relate to others.
I am a neurodiverse-affirming therapist and have expertise in working with autistic and ADHD clients.
You might be going through a difficult life transition, experiencing relationship problems, or feeling overwhelmed and unable manage your stress. Therapy is a wonderful opportunity to work with someone who will provide you with the support and tools you need to create change, feeling more insightful, aware, and grounded. I have extensive experience helping individuals and couples work on finding/maintaining healthy, satisfying relationships. I aid my clients in recognizing the way their past experiences, neurology, and relationships shape the way they see themselves, affect their emotional well-being, and how they relate to others.
(323) 761-9698 View (323) 761-9698
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Laura Orozco
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Greetings, My focus of care is on Patient centered care. Therapy is a journey of healing. Goals of care written by client leads the way. Existential client care, driven by clinical skills developed over 20 years experience in various settings. Expertise in addressing trauma, ADHD, mood disorders, anxiety, depression, couples work, life transitions, support in life changing events whereby skills needed to move forward.
Greetings, My focus of care is on Patient centered care. Therapy is a journey of healing. Goals of care written by client leads the way. Existential client care, driven by clinical skills developed over 20 years experience in various settings. Expertise in addressing trauma, ADHD, mood disorders, anxiety, depression, couples work, life transitions, support in life changing events whereby skills needed to move forward.
(562) 337-3864 View (562) 337-3864
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Joseph D Jacobs
Psychologist, PhD, BCBA-D
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Additionally, I conduct psychological testing, particularly in children, evaluating Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, and language delays, and offering targeted treatment recommendations.
Hi! Are you feeling worried, stressed, or depressed? Are you becoming hopeless about your ability to overcome life's struggles? If so, there is hope, and you deserve a safe and supportive relationship to heal the impact of life. I'm a licensed clinical psychologist (PSY33549) and have helped many with similar struggles. I work with each client with compassion and understanding to help them build on their strengths, facilitate personal growth, and achieve greater life satisfaction. We all have a life story—a set of experiences that makes us unique. I offer a highly personalized approach tailored to your life story, values, and goals.
Additionally, I conduct psychological testing, particularly in children, evaluating Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, and language delays, and offering targeted treatment recommendations.
Hi! Are you feeling worried, stressed, or depressed? Are you becoming hopeless about your ability to overcome life's struggles? If so, there is hope, and you deserve a safe and supportive relationship to heal the impact of life. I'm a licensed clinical psychologist (PSY33549) and have helped many with similar struggles. I work with each client with compassion and understanding to help them build on their strengths, facilitate personal growth, and achieve greater life satisfaction. We all have a life story—a set of experiences that makes us unique. I offer a highly personalized approach tailored to your life story, values, and goals.
(310) 469-5775 View (310) 469-5775


ADHD Therapists

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.