ADHD Therapists in Denver, CO

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Rachel Marie Ragsdale
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, BCN
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80237
Hi! If you are wanting to not only find relief from your symptoms, but you also want significant Iife change and the ability to reach your personal goals, you will enjoy working with Neuroptimize. I am Board Certified in Neurofeedback and use Brain Mapping and Neurofeedback to help identify areas of the brain that are under or overperforming! You don't have to let anxiety, stress, ADHD and trauma control your life! I want to give you hope. I am also a trained clinical counselor and bring many of those skills into each session. I strive to walk alongside everyone who enters my office with deep compassion for what brought you here.
Hi! If you are wanting to not only find relief from your symptoms, but you also want significant Iife change and the ability to reach your personal goals, you will enjoy working with Neuroptimize. I am Board Certified in Neurofeedback and use Brain Mapping and Neurofeedback to help identify areas of the brain that are under or overperforming! You don't have to let anxiety, stress, ADHD and trauma control your life! I want to give you hope. I am also a trained clinical counselor and bring many of those skills into each session. I strive to walk alongside everyone who enters my office with deep compassion for what brought you here.
(720) 463-1923 View (720) 463-1923
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Danielle Mohr
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80211
Dr. Danielle Mohr is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist at Wolff Child Psychology. She earned her M.S. and Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Colorado State University. Her graduate training focused on assessment and treatment of children and adolescents with ADHD, learning disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and mood and behavioral concerns. Dr. Mohr completed her pre-doctoral internship at Community Reach Center, in Adams County, Colorado, and a post-doctoral fellowship in clinical child psychology at the University of California at Davis Medical Center.
Dr. Danielle Mohr is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist at Wolff Child Psychology. She earned her M.S. and Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Colorado State University. Her graduate training focused on assessment and treatment of children and adolescents with ADHD, learning disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and mood and behavioral concerns. Dr. Mohr completed her pre-doctoral internship at Community Reach Center, in Adams County, Colorado, and a post-doctoral fellowship in clinical child psychology at the University of California at Davis Medical Center.
(720) 730-5784 View (720) 730-5784
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Jamie Blume
MPH, PCC, PCAC, IFS 1
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80206
As a certified ADHD and Life Coach and IFS Practitioner, I support adults and couples as they navigate the complexities and rewards of ADHD and everyday life. If you want to improve your relationships, distractions, motivation, and overwhelm, you are in the right place. I offer a safe and open space where we can explore areas of healing and growth. I specialize in working with clients to find beauty in their differences, improve negative self-talk, and create a healthy path forward. I believe you are the expert of your own life and will empower you to make lasting changes.
As a certified ADHD and Life Coach and IFS Practitioner, I support adults and couples as they navigate the complexities and rewards of ADHD and everyday life. If you want to improve your relationships, distractions, motivation, and overwhelm, you are in the right place. I offer a safe and open space where we can explore areas of healing and growth. I specialize in working with clients to find beauty in their differences, improve negative self-talk, and create a healthy path forward. I believe you are the expert of your own life and will empower you to make lasting changes.
(720) 310-3936 View (720) 310-3936
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Phoenix Rising
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80205  (Online Only)
I also offer neurotype assessments which evaluate for holistic traits of ND neurotypes, including ADHD, Autistic, and Gifted types.
Do you look like you "have it all together" on the outside, but inside you're falling apart? Have you felt misunderstood, judged and gaslighted by those around you? Do you need support understanding your neurodivergent identity from someone who truly gets it? I'm here for you. I specialize with late-identified (after 12 yo) ADHD, Autistic and Gifted people ages 10+ who suffer from anxiety, chronic stress, overstimulation, executive dysfunction, meltdowns, depression, self-harm, suicidal thoughts, and unresolved trauma. All of my work is neurodiversity affirming!
I also offer neurotype assessments which evaluate for holistic traits of ND neurotypes, including ADHD, Autistic, and Gifted types.
Do you look like you "have it all together" on the outside, but inside you're falling apart? Have you felt misunderstood, judged and gaslighted by those around you? Do you need support understanding your neurodivergent identity from someone who truly gets it? I'm here for you. I specialize with late-identified (after 12 yo) ADHD, Autistic and Gifted people ages 10+ who suffer from anxiety, chronic stress, overstimulation, executive dysfunction, meltdowns, depression, self-harm, suicidal thoughts, and unresolved trauma. All of my work is neurodiversity affirming!
(720) 794-9940 View (720) 794-9940
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Seth Feldman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, SWC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80203
He is passionate about working with issues surrounding trauma, ADHD, insomnia, and grief.
Seth (he/him) holds a Masters of Social Work from Metropolitan State University of Denver. Seth is passionate about providing a space for his clients to feel comfortable and authentically themselves. Seth believes in a holistic and empowering approach to therapy. He aims to collaborate with you to work on healing from the past, detaching from harmful patterns, and strengthening relationships to help you become the best version of yourself.
He is passionate about working with issues surrounding trauma, ADHD, insomnia, and grief.
Seth (he/him) holds a Masters of Social Work from Metropolitan State University of Denver. Seth is passionate about providing a space for his clients to feel comfortable and authentically themselves. Seth believes in a holistic and empowering approach to therapy. He aims to collaborate with you to work on healing from the past, detaching from harmful patterns, and strengthening relationships to help you become the best version of yourself.
(720) 807-2954 View (720) 807-2954
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Sarah Patz
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80210
Additionally, I specialize in working with children and adults who have learning disabilities and/or ADHD/ADD, providing both psychological testing and therapy, as these cognitive disabilities can impact many aspects of one's life, such as school and work performance, self-esteem, and social relationships.
I work with children, adolescents, and adults, from a foundation of respect, collaboration, and genuineness. I offer individual and family psychotherapy and psychological assessments (including educational evaluations). Therapy is tailored specifically to each individual or family. I bring a strong clinical background and range of experiences that have allowed me to hone my skills to meet the needs of each of my patients. I work with a range of patients that may seek a deeper understanding of oneself or improved self-esteem, as well as changes in mood, behaviors, or relationships.
Additionally, I specialize in working with children and adults who have learning disabilities and/or ADHD/ADD, providing both psychological testing and therapy, as these cognitive disabilities can impact many aspects of one's life, such as school and work performance, self-esteem, and social relationships.
I work with children, adolescents, and adults, from a foundation of respect, collaboration, and genuineness. I offer individual and family psychotherapy and psychological assessments (including educational evaluations). Therapy is tailored specifically to each individual or family. I bring a strong clinical background and range of experiences that have allowed me to hone my skills to meet the needs of each of my patients. I work with a range of patients that may seek a deeper understanding of oneself or improved self-esteem, as well as changes in mood, behaviors, or relationships.
(720) 515-4502 View (720) 515-4502
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Erica Stephens Phd
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80238
Erica has extensive experience working with clients who have Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, and rejection sensitivity, providing tailored treatment plans that address their specific needs.
Dr. Erica Stephens is a licensed clinical psychologist with a Ph.D. in clinical psychology, specializing in attachment theory, cognitive behavioral therapy, and interpersonal and family dynamics. With over 10 years of experience, Dr. Erica has helped numerous clients achieve personal growth and overcome a range of mental health challenges. Dr. Erica's approach to therapy is grounded in a warm, empathetic, and collaborative style, empowering clients to make meaningful changes in their lives. Dr. Erica also specializes in working with adopted clients and clients with challenging familial relationships.
Erica has extensive experience working with clients who have Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, and rejection sensitivity, providing tailored treatment plans that address their specific needs.
Dr. Erica Stephens is a licensed clinical psychologist with a Ph.D. in clinical psychology, specializing in attachment theory, cognitive behavioral therapy, and interpersonal and family dynamics. With over 10 years of experience, Dr. Erica has helped numerous clients achieve personal growth and overcome a range of mental health challenges. Dr. Erica's approach to therapy is grounded in a warm, empathetic, and collaborative style, empowering clients to make meaningful changes in their lives. Dr. Erica also specializes in working with adopted clients and clients with challenging familial relationships.
(720) 902-9382 View (720) 902-9382
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Morgan Governale
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80212
Specializing in anxiety, ADHD in women, stress & burnout, life transitions, self-esteem, and relationships, I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and somatic and mindfulness modalities.
Navigating the ebbs and flows of life can be a challenging journey, and seeking support is a courageous step towards self-discovery and growth. I specialize in tailoring therapeutic approaches to meet the unique needs of each individual on their mental health journey. I believe in the power of empathetic listening, humor, and supportive communication to establish a secure and inviting space where clients can openly explore a wide range of topics, both significant and seemingly small. I am dedicated to fostering a judgment-free zone in therapy, recognizing the importance of embracing the diversity of human experiences.
Specializing in anxiety, ADHD in women, stress & burnout, life transitions, self-esteem, and relationships, I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and somatic and mindfulness modalities.
Navigating the ebbs and flows of life can be a challenging journey, and seeking support is a courageous step towards self-discovery and growth. I specialize in tailoring therapeutic approaches to meet the unique needs of each individual on their mental health journey. I believe in the power of empathetic listening, humor, and supportive communication to establish a secure and inviting space where clients can openly explore a wide range of topics, both significant and seemingly small. I am dedicated to fostering a judgment-free zone in therapy, recognizing the importance of embracing the diversity of human experiences.
(720) 715-8433 View (720) 715-8433
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Riley Spuhler Rhodes
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80247
I am a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of Colorado with over fifteen years of experience in the field of child psychology - including research, evaluation, and therapy with children, adolescents, and families. Currently in my private practice, I provide evaluations for individuals with questions about possible learning differences, cognitive abilities including giftedness, ADHD and other neurodevelopmental conditions. I also offer consulting services to parents, schools, and other professionals.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of Colorado with over fifteen years of experience in the field of child psychology - including research, evaluation, and therapy with children, adolescents, and families. Currently in my private practice, I provide evaluations for individuals with questions about possible learning differences, cognitive abilities including giftedness, ADHD and other neurodevelopmental conditions. I also offer consulting services to parents, schools, and other professionals.
(303) 991-7654 View (303) 991-7654
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Steph Bono
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80210
In therapy, I treat children, teens, and adults with anxiety, ADHD, low self-esteem, and relationship issues.
Whether you’re seeking therapy or psychological assessment, my aim is for you to feel genuinely heard and understood. Together, we can create a safe, supportive space to face challenges, build insight, and pursue your goals.
In therapy, I treat children, teens, and adults with anxiety, ADHD, low self-esteem, and relationship issues.
Whether you’re seeking therapy or psychological assessment, my aim is for you to feel genuinely heard and understood. Together, we can create a safe, supportive space to face challenges, build insight, and pursue your goals.
(720) 764-9322 View (720) 764-9322
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Nathan Hale
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80206  (Online Only)
I specialize in working with patients to live better with anxiety, depression and even ADHD.
Are you bothered by constant worry, fear, nervousness or anxiety? Feeling down, depressed, hopeless or like life is always going wrong? Having difficulty focusing or concentrating and feeling like you are always on the move? Is procrastinating or always putting things off until the last minute something you struggle with? These are all a part of being human, and there is nothing wrong with you. Let me help you better how to understand these thoughts, and feelings and drop the struggle against them. I can help you better understand how you can change behaviors and live a better life, even with these thoughts and feelings.
I specialize in working with patients to live better with anxiety, depression and even ADHD.
Are you bothered by constant worry, fear, nervousness or anxiety? Feeling down, depressed, hopeless or like life is always going wrong? Having difficulty focusing or concentrating and feeling like you are always on the move? Is procrastinating or always putting things off until the last minute something you struggle with? These are all a part of being human, and there is nothing wrong with you. Let me help you better how to understand these thoughts, and feelings and drop the struggle against them. I can help you better understand how you can change behaviors and live a better life, even with these thoughts and feelings.
(720) 776-9456 View (720) 776-9456
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Colleen Fischer
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80206
I am a licensed pediatric psychologist in the state of Colorado and I offer psychological assessment services to help answer important questions regarding your child or adolescent. I offer the full range of pediatric testing services, including cognitive testing, social/emotional testing, focused ADHD assessments, and in-depth learning disability evaluations. With over 20 years of experience assessing children and adolescents, I understand the complex needs of children with multiple diagnoses, emotional and learning concerns, and gifted and talented/2E issues. Evaluations can be conducted in the office setting or in your home.
I am a licensed pediatric psychologist in the state of Colorado and I offer psychological assessment services to help answer important questions regarding your child or adolescent. I offer the full range of pediatric testing services, including cognitive testing, social/emotional testing, focused ADHD assessments, and in-depth learning disability evaluations. With over 20 years of experience assessing children and adolescents, I understand the complex needs of children with multiple diagnoses, emotional and learning concerns, and gifted and talented/2E issues. Evaluations can be conducted in the office setting or in your home.
(720) 310-1100 View (720) 310-1100
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Trina Mauchmar
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80209  (Online Only)
So why not keep Googling for another therapist? Well not only do I have my own personal (and oh-so-fun) relationship with ADHD, but I have the expertise to offer ADHD Diagnostics, CBT Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy and…well just take a hot minute and skim my website to get more of the deets.
Therapy for the misunderstood, neurodivergent, neuro-spicy, ADHD adult humans out there: It’s an everyday occurrence involving being zoned out, scattered, overwhelmed, and all over the place. You feel like you’re regularly failing at “normal”, don’t feel good enough, and are convinced you suck at adulting. As you're racing around trying to find your keys and getting ready for the day, you give the dog your cereal and pour her cup of food in your bowl instead. Ugh. And on a more serious note - this shit is seriously impacting your work, your relationships and your quality of life.
So why not keep Googling for another therapist? Well not only do I have my own personal (and oh-so-fun) relationship with ADHD, but I have the expertise to offer ADHD Diagnostics, CBT Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy and…well just take a hot minute and skim my website to get more of the deets.
Therapy for the misunderstood, neurodivergent, neuro-spicy, ADHD adult humans out there: It’s an everyday occurrence involving being zoned out, scattered, overwhelmed, and all over the place. You feel like you’re regularly failing at “normal”, don’t feel good enough, and are convinced you suck at adulting. As you're racing around trying to find your keys and getting ready for the day, you give the dog your cereal and pour her cup of food in your bowl instead. Ugh. And on a more serious note - this shit is seriously impacting your work, your relationships and your quality of life.
(720) 784-6349 View (720) 784-6349
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Kirsten Miles
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, CCFP, LCSW
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80203  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I am a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP), Certified Compassion Fatigue Provider (CCFP) and ADHD-Certified Clinical Services Provider (ADHD-CCSP) who approaches work with clients from a place of empathy, and without judgement. With a decade of experience working in the mental health field, in combination with the wisdom I have gained from some of my own personal experiences, lend themselves to creating a rich blend of knowledge and perspective that I bring to my work with clients. Having the honor of witnessing growth, self-discovery, and increased empowerment in clients are my favorite parts of this work.
I am a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP), Certified Compassion Fatigue Provider (CCFP) and ADHD-Certified Clinical Services Provider (ADHD-CCSP) who approaches work with clients from a place of empathy, and without judgement. With a decade of experience working in the mental health field, in combination with the wisdom I have gained from some of my own personal experiences, lend themselves to creating a rich blend of knowledge and perspective that I bring to my work with clients. Having the honor of witnessing growth, self-discovery, and increased empowerment in clients are my favorite parts of this work.
(970) 633-2988 View (970) 633-2988
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Lisa Kaufman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CASAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80206
My areas of specialty include: ADHD, Substance Abuse, Depression, Anxiety Disorders, Relationship Challenges, School-Related issues and Career Coaching.
Imagine no longer feeling stuck and being able to start the changes you always think about but never complete. Imagine being able to relax without drinking, smoking or other substances. Great news! Therapy can really bring you amazing relief, boost your energy and help you regain motivation to get back on track and feel more in control over the direction of your life. Don't delay, contact me so I can help you or loved ones transform hopes into real possibilities.
My areas of specialty include: ADHD, Substance Abuse, Depression, Anxiety Disorders, Relationship Challenges, School-Related issues and Career Coaching.
Imagine no longer feeling stuck and being able to start the changes you always think about but never complete. Imagine being able to relax without drinking, smoking or other substances. Great news! Therapy can really bring you amazing relief, boost your energy and help you regain motivation to get back on track and feel more in control over the direction of your life. Don't delay, contact me so I can help you or loved ones transform hopes into real possibilities.
(720) 722-0655 View (720) 722-0655
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Anna McGregor
Licensed Professional Counselor, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80202  (Online Only)
Currently accepting new online clients! Are you needing help with managing and processing depression, anxiety, and/or ADHD issues? I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor with experience in working alongside adults and young adults in intensive, group, and individual settings. We all need a safe space to explore and better understand ourselves and to learn practical and insightful tools for managing life along the way. Therapy can be this space where work can be done and growth can occur.
Currently accepting new online clients! Are you needing help with managing and processing depression, anxiety, and/or ADHD issues? I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor with experience in working alongside adults and young adults in intensive, group, and individual settings. We all need a safe space to explore and better understand ourselves and to learn practical and insightful tools for managing life along the way. Therapy can be this space where work can be done and growth can occur.
(720) 730-8094 View (720) 730-8094
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Scott Narcisi, Psy.D. LLC
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80246
I am currently accepting new clients and I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who has over 20 years of experience working in the mental health field. My experiences range from early childhood to adult, and in a variety of settings including private practice, the school system, community mental health, hospital inpatient units, and day treatment facilities. I enjoy working with children, adolescents, adults, and families with a variety of issues such as anxiety, depression, ADHD, stress management, relationships, grief and loss, trauma, and school related challenges.
I am currently accepting new clients and I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who has over 20 years of experience working in the mental health field. My experiences range from early childhood to adult, and in a variety of settings including private practice, the school system, community mental health, hospital inpatient units, and day treatment facilities. I enjoy working with children, adolescents, adults, and families with a variety of issues such as anxiety, depression, ADHD, stress management, relationships, grief and loss, trauma, and school related challenges.
(720) 815-4096 View (720) 815-4096
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Addy Danielle Oneil
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, SAC-IT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80223  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Addy is a licensed clinical social worker with over 10 years of experience in the field of mental health. Addy also holds her Substance Abuse Counseling in training license. Addy specializes in supporting individuals through the complexities of mental health, particularly those navigating the impacts of substance misuse, trauma, domestic violence, depression, anxiety, bipolar, ADHD, and difficult life transitions.
Addy is a licensed clinical social worker with over 10 years of experience in the field of mental health. Addy also holds her Substance Abuse Counseling in training license. Addy specializes in supporting individuals through the complexities of mental health, particularly those navigating the impacts of substance misuse, trauma, domestic violence, depression, anxiety, bipolar, ADHD, and difficult life transitions.
(262) 299-7466 View (262) 299-7466
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Nina Minagawa Psy.d Lac
Psychologist, PsyD, LAC, EMDR
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80209
My passion in psychotherapy is working with adults who struggle with behavioral and mental health issues, including trauma, anxiety ADHD and a variety of personality disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder and addictions. My therapeutic approach is drawn from mindfulness-based therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, behavioral therapy, and a humanistic approach. I also offer Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Exposure and Ritual/Response Prevention (EXRP) as well as EMDR and Prolong Exposure (PE) sessions for trauma treatment. I am a Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology with a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology.
My passion in psychotherapy is working with adults who struggle with behavioral and mental health issues, including trauma, anxiety ADHD and a variety of personality disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder and addictions. My therapeutic approach is drawn from mindfulness-based therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, behavioral therapy, and a humanistic approach. I also offer Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Exposure and Ritual/Response Prevention (EXRP) as well as EMDR and Prolong Exposure (PE) sessions for trauma treatment. I am a Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology with a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology.
(720) 704-2133 View (720) 704-2133
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Rachel Morrell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80204  (Online Only)
My clinical focus uniquely encompasses both ADHD and grief work.
My approach to treatment has been developed through a combination of research, professional practice and lived experience. My goal is to help you visualize your life and obstacles through a strengths-based lens, paired with the support of realistic solution focused tools and traditional behavioral therapies. I want my clients to feel empowered to make tangible change so they can see true results in their quality of life.
My clinical focus uniquely encompasses both ADHD and grief work.
My approach to treatment has been developed through a combination of research, professional practice and lived experience. My goal is to help you visualize your life and obstacles through a strengths-based lens, paired with the support of realistic solution focused tools and traditional behavioral therapies. I want my clients to feel empowered to make tangible change so they can see true results in their quality of life.
(720) 513-4485 View (720) 513-4485
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.