ADHD Therapists in Saint Louis, MO

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Elizabeth Wooten
MA, PLPC
Saint Louis, MO 63128
Hey there! If you're riding the rollercoaster of life with ADHD, Autism, or any other neurodiverse traits, I get it. Maybe you're in the thick of life changes, or just on a journey of self-discovery. Maybe you're searching for someone to help you navigate these challenges and cheer on your wins. Well, I'm your gal. In our sessions, you lead the way with what feels most comfortable for you, whether we play games, do some art, or just have a chat (I have squishmallows and fidgets). I'm here to collaborate and guide you toward embracing and celebrating your unique self.
Hey there! If you're riding the rollercoaster of life with ADHD, Autism, or any other neurodiverse traits, I get it. Maybe you're in the thick of life changes, or just on a journey of self-discovery. Maybe you're searching for someone to help you navigate these challenges and cheer on your wins. Well, I'm your gal. In our sessions, you lead the way with what feels most comfortable for you, whether we play games, do some art, or just have a chat (I have squishmallows and fidgets). I'm here to collaborate and guide you toward embracing and celebrating your unique self.
(636) 429-2272 View (636) 429-2272
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Melanie Maria Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, MHA, LPC, CBHC, CCATP
Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63127
Welcome and congratulations on making your self-care a priority! In addition to specializing in treating ADD/ADHD and Supervising Provisionally Licensed Counselors, hae a Women with ADHD support group and I also offer ADD Digital Therapy. If you’re tired and embarrassed of arriving 30 minutes late or more to the party, you can’t find things when you need them, you forget important dates and your life feels like it's totally disorganized I can help.
Welcome and congratulations on making your self-care a priority! In addition to specializing in treating ADD/ADHD and Supervising Provisionally Licensed Counselors, hae a Women with ADHD support group and I also offer ADD Digital Therapy. If you’re tired and embarrassed of arriving 30 minutes late or more to the party, you can’t find things when you need them, you forget important dates and your life feels like it's totally disorganized I can help.
(314) 756-0704 View (314) 756-0704
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Nicole Ray
LPC Intern
Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63104
Hi there! My name is Nicole and I am a Counselor-In-Training specializing in neurodivergent adults, late ADHD diagnosis, self-discovery, creativity blocks, and career counseling. I believe that everyone deserves an authentic, safe space to explore who they are and discover whether it is congruent with how they would like to show up in the world. Therapy can be that wonderful place to identify what a life worth living means for you, and how to get there. I view therapy as a collaborative process–we will work towards making your life look the way you want it to, together.
Hi there! My name is Nicole and I am a Counselor-In-Training specializing in neurodivergent adults, late ADHD diagnosis, self-discovery, creativity blocks, and career counseling. I believe that everyone deserves an authentic, safe space to explore who they are and discover whether it is congruent with how they would like to show up in the world. Therapy can be that wonderful place to identify what a life worth living means for you, and how to get there. I view therapy as a collaborative process–we will work towards making your life look the way you want it to, together.
(314) 970-3727 View (314) 970-3727
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Molly Szweda
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63141
We specialize in providing individual and family therapy to address all types of issues including ADD/ADHD, anxiety, depression, parenting, panic attacks, school issues, family communication, conflict management, parent/ teen conflict, mood problems, disordered eating and anger issues.
We have over 30 years working as a licensed therapists in counseling, educational and mental health settings. We work with individuals, couples and families who are dealing with relational and life stressors. We provide solution focused therapy and offer tools and skills that empower people to pursue personal growth and success in their daily lives and relationships.
We specialize in providing individual and family therapy to address all types of issues including ADD/ADHD, anxiety, depression, parenting, panic attacks, school issues, family communication, conflict management, parent/ teen conflict, mood problems, disordered eating and anger issues.
We have over 30 years working as a licensed therapists in counseling, educational and mental health settings. We work with individuals, couples and families who are dealing with relational and life stressors. We provide solution focused therapy and offer tools and skills that empower people to pursue personal growth and success in their daily lives and relationships.
(314) 947-5094 View (314) 947-5094
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McCoy Edmonds
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63104
Waitlist for new clients
Hello! I'm McCoy and an AutPlay Certified Therapist. I work with Neurodivergent children (ADHD, Autistic, Dyslexic, etc.) and their families. When I work with Neurodivergent kids, my job is not to change their brain but to work with them to help kids become their best selves. I have experience working with a variety of client challenges, including big emotional outbursts, social isolation, high discipline at school, self injurious behavior, and parent overwhelm. My demeanor is calm and validating. I aim to make a space for everybody and every kind of human struggle. You and your child are welcome here.
Hello! I'm McCoy and an AutPlay Certified Therapist. I work with Neurodivergent children (ADHD, Autistic, Dyslexic, etc.) and their families. When I work with Neurodivergent kids, my job is not to change their brain but to work with them to help kids become their best selves. I have experience working with a variety of client challenges, including big emotional outbursts, social isolation, high discipline at school, self injurious behavior, and parent overwhelm. My demeanor is calm and validating. I aim to make a space for everybody and every kind of human struggle. You and your child are welcome here.
(314) 266-3489 View (314) 266-3489
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David Kaufman
Psychologist, PhD, ABPP-CN
Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63141
Waitlist for new clients
Dr. Kaufman is a board-certified clinical neuropsychologist and director of Gateway Neuropsychology, LLC. Dr. Kaufman provides evidence-based evaluation services for children, adolescents, and adults, including comprehensive neuropsychological assessment, ADHD testing, and forensic assessment. He also offers individual and family psychotherapy, specialized behavioral therapy for ADHD, and organization/executive skills training. Dr. Kaufman enjoys teaching and speaking engagements, and is currently an Associate Professor of Psychology at Saint Louis University, where he is active in teaching, clinical training, and research.
Dr. Kaufman is a board-certified clinical neuropsychologist and director of Gateway Neuropsychology, LLC. Dr. Kaufman provides evidence-based evaluation services for children, adolescents, and adults, including comprehensive neuropsychological assessment, ADHD testing, and forensic assessment. He also offers individual and family psychotherapy, specialized behavioral therapy for ADHD, and organization/executive skills training. Dr. Kaufman enjoys teaching and speaking engagements, and is currently an Associate Professor of Psychology at Saint Louis University, where he is active in teaching, clinical training, and research.
(314) 200-0202 View (314) 200-0202
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Kristin Seymour Msn Rn Aprn-Bc
MSN, RN, APRN, BC
Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63124
Waitlist for new clients
As an ADHD patient, an advanced practice nurse, mother of two ADHD teens, & ADHD specialist, I understand the condition better than most.
ADHD Authority, Harvard Professor & Psychiatrist Dr. Ned Hallowell states, "If you have a chance to work with Kristin, don't think twice. I have referred clients to her and can tell you, she has magic. Not only does she have all the knowledge she needs, but she has the knack, the understanding & natural empathy of one who has been there, of one who really burns to make sure others do not suffer the way she did. This tenacious, loving guide is sent from heaven. Seek her out, trust her & give thanks you've found her."
As an ADHD patient, an advanced practice nurse, mother of two ADHD teens, & ADHD specialist, I understand the condition better than most.
ADHD Authority, Harvard Professor & Psychiatrist Dr. Ned Hallowell states, "If you have a chance to work with Kristin, don't think twice. I have referred clients to her and can tell you, she has magic. Not only does she have all the knowledge she needs, but she has the knack, the understanding & natural empathy of one who has been there, of one who really burns to make sure others do not suffer the way she did. This tenacious, loving guide is sent from heaven. Seek her out, trust her & give thanks you've found her."
(314) 307-5092 View (314) 307-5092
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Beth Koritz
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCC, CCTP, TFT-Dx
Verified
2 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63105
I am currently accepting new clients & supervisees! Welcome to a space designed exclusively for remarkable women navigating the intricate world of ADHD. Are you weary of the overwhelm of trying to fit into a world designed for a different rhythm? Are you tired of the constant mental gymnastics, attempting to wrangle your thoughts and emotions? Or perhaps you're seeking clarity and empowerment, eager to harness the incredible potential your ADHD brain holds. Whatever your story, know that you're not alone. As a member of the ADHD community, you're navigating a beautifully unique path.
I am currently accepting new clients & supervisees! Welcome to a space designed exclusively for remarkable women navigating the intricate world of ADHD. Are you weary of the overwhelm of trying to fit into a world designed for a different rhythm? Are you tired of the constant mental gymnastics, attempting to wrangle your thoughts and emotions? Or perhaps you're seeking clarity and empowerment, eager to harness the incredible potential your ADHD brain holds. Whatever your story, know that you're not alone. As a member of the ADHD community, you're navigating a beautifully unique path.
(314) 720-8802 View (314) 720-8802
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Dan Weinstein
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63117
Dan has published articles on childhood diagnosis of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
As a psychologist, Dr. Dan Weinstein helps adults and parents better understand the struggles that they face or that their children face by providing evaluations, psychotherapy, and educational services. He enjoys assisting clients in developing effective problem-solving skills, reducing emotional and behavioral problems, coping with stress, getting along better with others, and strengthening family and other close relationships. Dr. Dan provides professional consultation services and has given over 100 presentations to groups of parents, students, teachers, school counselors, and school social workers.
Dan has published articles on childhood diagnosis of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
As a psychologist, Dr. Dan Weinstein helps adults and parents better understand the struggles that they face or that their children face by providing evaluations, psychotherapy, and educational services. He enjoys assisting clients in developing effective problem-solving skills, reducing emotional and behavioral problems, coping with stress, getting along better with others, and strengthening family and other close relationships. Dr. Dan provides professional consultation services and has given over 100 presentations to groups of parents, students, teachers, school counselors, and school social workers.
(314) 514-4089 View (314) 514-4089
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Brian Sheble
Licensed Professional Counselor, NCSP, LCPC, CFMHE, CCMHC, NCC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63101
I specialize in assessment and counseling of Dyslexia, Learning Disabilities, Language Disorders, ADHD, Executive Functioning Disorders, Anxiety, Depression, Emotional Disorders in Children, Teens, and Adults. I perform evals for Special Education, Child Custody, Disability Claims Evals, Marriage/Couples, Substance Abuse/Use, and Forensic purposes. Moreover, I provide advocacy for my clients with schools and businesses. Internet Evaluations are available!!
I specialize in assessment and counseling of Dyslexia, Learning Disabilities, Language Disorders, ADHD, Executive Functioning Disorders, Anxiety, Depression, Emotional Disorders in Children, Teens, and Adults. I perform evals for Special Education, Child Custody, Disability Claims Evals, Marriage/Couples, Substance Abuse/Use, and Forensic purposes. Moreover, I provide advocacy for my clients with schools and businesses. Internet Evaluations are available!!
(314) 207-3139 View (314) 207-3139
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Sarah M. Dyer
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63110
In addition to providing counseling, I specialize in comprehensive diagnosis and assessment of learning difficulties, ADHD, memory concerns, autism, dementia/Alzheimer's disease, brain injury, depression, anxiety, and a variety of other psychological and neuropsychological difficulties. I bring a comprehensive and compassionate approach to each and every client. When your child is struggling at school or when you begin to experience memory issues, you need a knowledgeable and skilled professional who will be able to assess the situation and help you determine the right next step. I can bring clarity to situations that otherwise feel chaotic.
In addition to providing counseling, I specialize in comprehensive diagnosis and assessment of learning difficulties, ADHD, memory concerns, autism, dementia/Alzheimer's disease, brain injury, depression, anxiety, and a variety of other psychological and neuropsychological difficulties. I bring a comprehensive and compassionate approach to each and every client. When your child is struggling at school or when you begin to experience memory issues, you need a knowledgeable and skilled professional who will be able to assess the situation and help you determine the right next step. I can bring clarity to situations that otherwise feel chaotic.
(618) 205-9780 View (618) 205-9780
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Columbia Psychology Healing Center LLC
Psychologist
Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63101
Also bariatric, pain, and transplant evals, ADHD, PTSD, Learning, IQ.
You are a unique individual wonderfully created to do amazing things. It is my passion to get to know you through a thorough, collaborative evaluation that facilitates your healing journey to your true identity. A psychological evaluation is the closest thing we have in the mental health field to a full physical health exam. You deserve more than just a surface look at what makes you YOU. Dr. Emily has experience since 2009 doing comprehensive psychological evaluations with teens (ages 16 and up) and adults. Note: NOT in insurance networks.
Also bariatric, pain, and transplant evals, ADHD, PTSD, Learning, IQ.
You are a unique individual wonderfully created to do amazing things. It is my passion to get to know you through a thorough, collaborative evaluation that facilitates your healing journey to your true identity. A psychological evaluation is the closest thing we have in the mental health field to a full physical health exam. You deserve more than just a surface look at what makes you YOU. Dr. Emily has experience since 2009 doing comprehensive psychological evaluations with teens (ages 16 and up) and adults. Note: NOT in insurance networks.
(573) 609-8283 View (573) 609-8283
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Stacy Mansker
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63108
Furthermore, I have over 14+ years experience with individuals on the Autism Spectrum, Asperger's Syndrome, and ADHD.
The choice to seek counseling is the first step to a more fulfilling future for you and/or your child. I use a personalized, strength-based approach focusing on clients' positive virtues. I encourage the development of skills of each client to reach their full potential. I understand the importance of addressing the academic and social-emotional needs of adolescents and young adults in a safe environment. I assist clients in identifying potential roadblocks in daily function and happiness, including professional/ academic stress, anxiety, & depression.
Furthermore, I have over 14+ years experience with individuals on the Autism Spectrum, Asperger's Syndrome, and ADHD.
The choice to seek counseling is the first step to a more fulfilling future for you and/or your child. I use a personalized, strength-based approach focusing on clients' positive virtues. I encourage the development of skills of each client to reach their full potential. I understand the importance of addressing the academic and social-emotional needs of adolescents and young adults in a safe environment. I assist clients in identifying potential roadblocks in daily function and happiness, including professional/ academic stress, anxiety, & depression.
(314) 310-1230 View (314) 310-1230
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Andrew Menatti
Psychologist, PhD, ABPP
Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63124
As a neuropsychologist, I welcome clients seeking to find out how their thinking and memory abilities affect their capacity to live a full, meaningful life. I conduct empirically sound psychological and neuropsychological assessments, and provide feedback and recommendations to patients, families, physicians, and schools about how the brain's abilities (such as memory, attention, and other abilities) affect a person's life, and what can be done about it. Clients are encouraged to call with concerns regarding Alzheimer's, traumatic brain injury, ADHD, and others, whether for themselves or for loved ones. I also provide CBT-I.
As a neuropsychologist, I welcome clients seeking to find out how their thinking and memory abilities affect their capacity to live a full, meaningful life. I conduct empirically sound psychological and neuropsychological assessments, and provide feedback and recommendations to patients, families, physicians, and schools about how the brain's abilities (such as memory, attention, and other abilities) affect a person's life, and what can be done about it. Clients are encouraged to call with concerns regarding Alzheimer's, traumatic brain injury, ADHD, and others, whether for themselves or for loved ones. I also provide CBT-I.
(314) 860-7927 View (314) 860-7927
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Pagina Brown
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC , ASDCS
Verified
2 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63122
Pagina Brown is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Nationally Certified Counselor, an ADHD Certified Clinical Services Provider, and certified Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinical Specialist. Pagina sees a wide variety of adults and has specialties in treating attention deficit disorders, autism spectrum disorder/Asperger's, anxiety disorders, trauma concerns, stress related to life with food allergies, and depression.
Pagina Brown is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Nationally Certified Counselor, an ADHD Certified Clinical Services Provider, and certified Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinical Specialist. Pagina sees a wide variety of adults and has specialties in treating attention deficit disorders, autism spectrum disorder/Asperger's, anxiety disorders, trauma concerns, stress related to life with food allergies, and depression.
(636) 649-4002 View (636) 649-4002
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Art Nissenbaum
Licensed Professional Counselor, JD, LPC
Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63108  (Online Only)
I work with individuals, couples and families. My work includes relationship issues including marriage, divorce and co-parenting work. My work also includes helping clients with anxiety, depression, ADHD and substance abuse. I utilize an eclectic approach with an emphasis on rational emotive therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy techniques to assist and help clients learn to regulate their responses to achieve more favorable life outcomes. We work together to help gain a clearer sense of self and a path to more effective behavior.
I work with individuals, couples and families. My work includes relationship issues including marriage, divorce and co-parenting work. My work also includes helping clients with anxiety, depression, ADHD and substance abuse. I utilize an eclectic approach with an emphasis on rational emotive therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy techniques to assist and help clients learn to regulate their responses to achieve more favorable life outcomes. We work together to help gain a clearer sense of self and a path to more effective behavior.
(314) 470-9746 View (314) 470-9746
Free To Be Me, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63110
I also work with children/teens/college-aged, ADHD, stress, life balance, depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, life changes, domestic violence and those wishing to improve their self-esteem and self-awareness.
Accepting new clients... It is a sign of strength and courage to ask for support. Life is full of unpredictable twists and turns and having some encouragement along the way can be very helpful. I enjoy working with all ages, cultures and those experiencing a wide range of challenges. My specialties are in working with children and adults who are or may think they are on the autism spectrum. I also specialize in working with couples and families and am a facilitator of premarital and marital assessments through www.prepare-enrich.com
I also work with children/teens/college-aged, ADHD, stress, life balance, depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, life changes, domestic violence and those wishing to improve their self-esteem and self-awareness.
Accepting new clients... It is a sign of strength and courage to ask for support. Life is full of unpredictable twists and turns and having some encouragement along the way can be very helpful. I enjoy working with all ages, cultures and those experiencing a wide range of challenges. My specialties are in working with children and adults who are or may think they are on the autism spectrum. I also specialize in working with couples and families and am a facilitator of premarital and marital assessments through www.prepare-enrich.com
(314) 876-8229 View (314) 876-8229
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Jennifer Ritchie
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63132
Let me help you find out what that reason could be! Undiagnosed Autism and ADHD can cause a lot of problems.
Virtual Assessments Available! You know life can be tough but everything seems harder for you. Relationships are like another language you don’t speak. You miss or don’t understand things that are obvious to others. It’s exhausting masking things others don’t find socially acceptable. Plus there’s the constant noise and stimulation. You eventually snap and shut down. You feel intense guilt and shame because you can’t do things that come so easily for others. You tell yourself something must be wrong with you but there’s a little voice that tells you there has to be a reason you struggle. If only you knew what that is!
Let me help you find out what that reason could be! Undiagnosed Autism and ADHD can cause a lot of problems.
Virtual Assessments Available! You know life can be tough but everything seems harder for you. Relationships are like another language you don’t speak. You miss or don’t understand things that are obvious to others. It’s exhausting masking things others don’t find socially acceptable. Plus there’s the constant noise and stimulation. You eventually snap and shut down. You feel intense guilt and shame because you can’t do things that come so easily for others. You tell yourself something must be wrong with you but there’s a little voice that tells you there has to be a reason you struggle. If only you knew what that is!
(314) 819-9790 View (314) 819-9790
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Samantha Maginn
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, PLPC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63143
Whatever it is that has brought you here is important to me—life changes and transitions, grief and loss, trauma and growth, anxiety and depression, or ADHD symptoms—your life is important to me. I can work with you to create a personalized wellness plan. You deserve to see your inner greatness. Your growth is inspiring to me. You deserve to cultivate your inner calm.
Whatever it is that has brought you here is important to me—life changes and transitions, grief and loss, trauma and growth, anxiety and depression, or ADHD symptoms—your life is important to me. I can work with you to create a personalized wellness plan. You deserve to see your inner greatness. Your growth is inspiring to me. You deserve to cultivate your inner calm.
(314) 887-3721 View (314) 887-3721
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Edie Rasmussen
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63122  (Online Only)
I help women with ADHD, highly-sensitive people (HSP's), perfectionists, high-achievers, caregivers, empaths, givers, and people-pleasers to lead a more satisfying and balanced life.
I believe that creating a safe and supportive space for my clients, where they feel valued and understood, is the most important thing I do as a therapist. I work with adults of all ages, as an ally and confidant, to help them find their own path to healing and peace. My approach to therapy is to use interventions that are tailored to each client’s specific needs and challenges. My ultimate goal with clients is to give them the coping skills they need to better handle challenges and problems on their own. I am trained in EMDR therapy.
I help women with ADHD, highly-sensitive people (HSP's), perfectionists, high-achievers, caregivers, empaths, givers, and people-pleasers to lead a more satisfying and balanced life.
I believe that creating a safe and supportive space for my clients, where they feel valued and understood, is the most important thing I do as a therapist. I work with adults of all ages, as an ally and confidant, to help them find their own path to healing and peace. My approach to therapy is to use interventions that are tailored to each client’s specific needs and challenges. My ultimate goal with clients is to give them the coping skills they need to better handle challenges and problems on their own. I am trained in EMDR therapy.
(314) 794-5533 View (314) 794-5533

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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.