ADHD Therapists in Charlotte, NC

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Gabrielle A. Rosenthal-Ayres
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCMHC, LCAS
Verified
Charlotte, NC 28262
I have personal and professional experience with anxiety, depression, autism/Asperger's disorder, Attention Deficit Disorder, and work/stress related concerns.
Are depression, anxiety, stress, or constant worrying becoming a way of life? Your emotions are up and down, memory is not what it used to be, or maybe you are angry more often than usual. Or perhaps you are a family member of someone with these struggles and are needing direction, support, and another point of view. Whether you are dealing with a life change, dealing with a diagnosis, wanting to make a change, or just get some support it's time to call and see how therapy can help. Being engaged in therapy with a therapist you are comfortable with and trust can make all the difference in meeting or not meeting your goals.
I have personal and professional experience with anxiety, depression, autism/Asperger's disorder, Attention Deficit Disorder, and work/stress related concerns.
Are depression, anxiety, stress, or constant worrying becoming a way of life? Your emotions are up and down, memory is not what it used to be, or maybe you are angry more often than usual. Or perhaps you are a family member of someone with these struggles and are needing direction, support, and another point of view. Whether you are dealing with a life change, dealing with a diagnosis, wanting to make a change, or just get some support it's time to call and see how therapy can help. Being engaged in therapy with a therapist you are comfortable with and trust can make all the difference in meeting or not meeting your goals.
(704) 869-2114 View (704) 869-2114
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Valerie G Glascock
Psychological Associate, LPA, MA
Verified
Charlotte, NC 28207
Children are a treasure and a joy. When faced with challanges, they need a person of their own to help them through their challanges. Parents need support as well. My work focuses on children 18 and under, but particularly on younger children (2-5), up through elementary. I use a relational model, behavioral therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, play therapy and expressive therapies. I have experience with traumatized children, sexually abused children, children with anger management issues, as well as depression, anxiety, and ADHD. I have over 25 years of experience as a therapist and still love it.
Children are a treasure and a joy. When faced with challanges, they need a person of their own to help them through their challanges. Parents need support as well. My work focuses on children 18 and under, but particularly on younger children (2-5), up through elementary. I use a relational model, behavioral therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, play therapy and expressive therapies. I have experience with traumatized children, sexually abused children, children with anger management issues, as well as depression, anxiety, and ADHD. I have over 25 years of experience as a therapist and still love it.
(704) 751-5095 View (704) 751-5095
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Lauren Byrne
Counselor, MA, LCMHCA, NCC
Verified
4 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28277
My background includes work with children and adults experiencing anxiety, ADHD, depression, grief, trauma, various life stressors and unique life experiences.
I know that the process of finding a therapist can be a challenge, especially finding a therapist with whom you want to work, and broach difficult topics with. The pages upon pages of listings can become overwhelming, but the good news is that you've got options. You've made the first step, just by browsing.
My background includes work with children and adults experiencing anxiety, ADHD, depression, grief, trauma, various life stressors and unique life experiences.
I know that the process of finding a therapist can be a challenge, especially finding a therapist with whom you want to work, and broach difficult topics with. The pages upon pages of listings can become overwhelming, but the good news is that you've got options. You've made the first step, just by browsing.
(704) 389-9248 View (704) 389-9248
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Berkeley Gardner
MEd, AACC
Charlotte, NC 28226  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Those with ADHD often believe that they are flawed and broken.
As a certified ADHD Coach and Consultant, I help my clients understand their unique brain wiring and develop supportive strategies. I primarily work with College Students who struggle with executive function issues such as task initiation, time management, impulsivity, emotional flexibility, prioritizing, and procrastination. Their goals range from wanting to be more organized and less forgetful to being better at time management and balancing academic and social demands. My clients want to feel whole, to let go of the shame that can come with ADHD, but also appreciate its gifts.
Those with ADHD often believe that they are flawed and broken.
As a certified ADHD Coach and Consultant, I help my clients understand their unique brain wiring and develop supportive strategies. I primarily work with College Students who struggle with executive function issues such as task initiation, time management, impulsivity, emotional flexibility, prioritizing, and procrastination. Their goals range from wanting to be more organized and less forgetful to being better at time management and balancing academic and social demands. My clients want to feel whole, to let go of the shame that can come with ADHD, but also appreciate its gifts.
(980) 447-2532 View (980) 447-2532
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Child & Family Development
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Charlotte, NC 28209
C&FD psychologists are experienced diagnosticians and practitioners. Our counselors provide a range of services including play therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and parent coaching. We have a developmental and behavioral pediatrician on staff who provides medication management. We specialize in children, adolescents, young adults, and parents. Common concerns include emotion regulation and behavioral problems, anxiety, ADHD, and ASD.
C&FD psychologists are experienced diagnosticians and practitioners. Our counselors provide a range of services including play therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and parent coaching. We have a developmental and behavioral pediatrician on staff who provides medication management. We specialize in children, adolescents, young adults, and parents. Common concerns include emotion regulation and behavioral problems, anxiety, ADHD, and ASD.
(704) 325-4825 View (704) 325-4825
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Ben Foodman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CMPC, CSCS, TSAC-F
Verified
3 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28277
When working with athletes who have psychological concerns with sports performance, ADD / ADHD, PTSD, trauma, anxiety & depression, Ben utilizes his background as a Brainspotting Consultant, training in Neurofeedback, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, & sport psychology tactics.
Ben Foodman's background as a licensed psychotherapist with advanced training in sport psychology, Brainspotting & neurofeedback allows him to help athletes improve sports performance, treat symptoms of PTSD, ADD / ADHD, trauma, anxiety, depression, transition from injury and provides alternative clinical interventions for patients looking to alleviate their mental health symptoms. He has worked with a wide variety of professional, Olympic, collegiate & high school athletes as well as musicians and tactical athletes.
When working with athletes who have psychological concerns with sports performance, ADD / ADHD, PTSD, trauma, anxiety & depression, Ben utilizes his background as a Brainspotting Consultant, training in Neurofeedback, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, & sport psychology tactics.
Ben Foodman's background as a licensed psychotherapist with advanced training in sport psychology, Brainspotting & neurofeedback allows him to help athletes improve sports performance, treat symptoms of PTSD, ADD / ADHD, trauma, anxiety, depression, transition from injury and provides alternative clinical interventions for patients looking to alleviate their mental health symptoms. He has worked with a wide variety of professional, Olympic, collegiate & high school athletes as well as musicians and tactical athletes.
(980) 255-5535 View (980) 255-5535
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Emma Kate Reif
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Charlotte, NC 28210
My areas of interests include anxiety, ADHD, depression, individuals with learning and behavioral concerns, as well as intuition and spirituality.
Sometimes life throws us lemons, and prioritizing our self-care and mental health helps us cope! I enjoy supporting others through individual therapy, as well as parent coaching. For individual therapy I work with both male and female clients, ages 12 and older. My therapeutic approach incorporates Positive Psychology (e.g., compassion, gratitude, mindfulness, and resilience to stress), as well as Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and other forms of treatment.
My areas of interests include anxiety, ADHD, depression, individuals with learning and behavioral concerns, as well as intuition and spirituality.
Sometimes life throws us lemons, and prioritizing our self-care and mental health helps us cope! I enjoy supporting others through individual therapy, as well as parent coaching. For individual therapy I work with both male and female clients, ages 12 and older. My therapeutic approach incorporates Positive Psychology (e.g., compassion, gratitude, mindfulness, and resilience to stress), as well as Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and other forms of treatment.
(704) 946-8854 View (704) 946-8854
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Teal Russeau
Counselor, MA, LCMHCA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28210  (Online Only)
Your story is worth telling. Your experiences are real. Your feelings are valid. I am passionate about walking alongside neurodivergent, LGBTQIA+ adults working through understanding their identity and relationships. I believe it is not only powerful and healing, but also essential to have a therapeutic relationship with someone who understands the experience of feeling marginalized, feeling “different” while navigating the world. I identify as queer, nonbinary, and an AuDHDer (autistic and ADHD).
Your story is worth telling. Your experiences are real. Your feelings are valid. I am passionate about walking alongside neurodivergent, LGBTQIA+ adults working through understanding their identity and relationships. I believe it is not only powerful and healing, but also essential to have a therapeutic relationship with someone who understands the experience of feeling marginalized, feeling “different” while navigating the world. I identify as queer, nonbinary, and an AuDHDer (autistic and ADHD).
(980) 294-4070 View (980) 294-4070
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Olga Maly
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC, NCC
Verified
Charlotte, NC 28226
I work with individuals and couples dealing with anxiety, depression, ADHD, OCD, ASD, PTSD, HSP, relationship problems, LGBTQ+, and identity issues.
Therapy is a journey to self-empowerment and deeper self-awareness. Whether your struggle with anxiety, depression, or other mental health issues, therapy is a place where you can safely explore the most profound aspects of your mind, recognize your true wants and needs, and learn to effectively regulate your emotions while fostering connection and positive engagement with yourself and the world around you. Therapy can help you better understand how to harmonize the mind-body connection for optimal well-being, life satisfaction, and happiness.
I work with individuals and couples dealing with anxiety, depression, ADHD, OCD, ASD, PTSD, HSP, relationship problems, LGBTQ+, and identity issues.
Therapy is a journey to self-empowerment and deeper self-awareness. Whether your struggle with anxiety, depression, or other mental health issues, therapy is a place where you can safely explore the most profound aspects of your mind, recognize your true wants and needs, and learn to effectively regulate your emotions while fostering connection and positive engagement with yourself and the world around you. Therapy can help you better understand how to harmonize the mind-body connection for optimal well-being, life satisfaction, and happiness.
(980) 246-4420 View (980) 246-4420
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Stephanie Goodson
Psychological Associate, MS, LPA
Verified
Charlotte, NC 28277
I specialize in comprehensive psychological evaluations to diagnose complex symptom presentations including autism, ADHD, learning disabilities, depression, anxiety, OCD, bipolar disorder, and other mental health conditions. I provide IQ testing, testing for giftedness, evaluation for Kindergarten readiness, school admissions testing, testing for IEP/ 504 planning, and high-stakes testing accommodations. I also provide therapy for older teens and adults with autism, ADHD, anxiety, depression, and parenting stress. I use assessment and therapy to promote self-compassion and joy!
I specialize in comprehensive psychological evaluations to diagnose complex symptom presentations including autism, ADHD, learning disabilities, depression, anxiety, OCD, bipolar disorder, and other mental health conditions. I provide IQ testing, testing for giftedness, evaluation for Kindergarten readiness, school admissions testing, testing for IEP/ 504 planning, and high-stakes testing accommodations. I also provide therapy for older teens and adults with autism, ADHD, anxiety, depression, and parenting stress. I use assessment and therapy to promote self-compassion and joy!
(704) 318-4462 View (704) 318-4462
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Kim Boubon - Clarity Counseling Services Inc.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Charlotte, NC 28277
Taking the first step and asking for help can be difficult but often necessary in order to improve the quality of our lives. I'm originally from Southern California and have lived in Charlotte for several years. I'm a licensed therapist, with a degree in psychology and a master's in clinical social work. I'm skilled at treating many mental health challenges and specialize in anxiety, depression, ADHD, relationship issues & more. I also provide EEG neurofeedback training and brain mapping to established clients. I have a gentle "no-nonsense" approach that clients find VERY productive throughout the course of therapy.
Taking the first step and asking for help can be difficult but often necessary in order to improve the quality of our lives. I'm originally from Southern California and have lived in Charlotte for several years. I'm a licensed therapist, with a degree in psychology and a master's in clinical social work. I'm skilled at treating many mental health challenges and specialize in anxiety, depression, ADHD, relationship issues & more. I also provide EEG neurofeedback training and brain mapping to established clients. I have a gentle "no-nonsense" approach that clients find VERY productive throughout the course of therapy.
(704) 413-3742 View (704) 413-3742
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George Michael Goldston
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28277  (Online Only)
You can never seem to get on track. You’ve tried everything you can think of, from ideas from YouTube to suggestions from other people. The message you’re getting through life is to try harder. And just trying harder never seems to work. Whether you have ADHD or some of the traits attributed to it, trying harder isn’t going to work. What the well-meaning people who try to help don’t know is that you need to try something different. Each time you lose your keys, forget to turn off the stove, or get sidetracked and lose track of time, you roll your eyes at yourself. Not again!
You can never seem to get on track. You’ve tried everything you can think of, from ideas from YouTube to suggestions from other people. The message you’re getting through life is to try harder. And just trying harder never seems to work. Whether you have ADHD or some of the traits attributed to it, trying harder isn’t going to work. What the well-meaning people who try to help don’t know is that you need to try something different. Each time you lose your keys, forget to turn off the stove, or get sidetracked and lose track of time, you roll your eyes at yourself. Not again!
(919) 551-3748 View (919) 551-3748
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Kristen Lynn McClure
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28209  (Online Only)
Are you a woman with ADHD struggling with anxiety, communication, feelings of paralysis, perfectionism, emotional regulation, procrastination, or imposter syndrome? Do you find it challenging to manage executive functions such as planning, working memory, getting started, making choices, time management, organization, running a household, or managing relationships? If so, I am here to help. As a therapist specializing in ADHD, I work from a neurodivergent-affirming approach. I believe that you are unique, and I am committed to helping you discover your strengths and value in a neurotypical world.
Are you a woman with ADHD struggling with anxiety, communication, feelings of paralysis, perfectionism, emotional regulation, procrastination, or imposter syndrome? Do you find it challenging to manage executive functions such as planning, working memory, getting started, making choices, time management, organization, running a household, or managing relationships? If so, I am here to help. As a therapist specializing in ADHD, I work from a neurodivergent-affirming approach. I believe that you are unique, and I am committed to helping you discover your strengths and value in a neurotypical world.
(704) 751-5086 View (704) 751-5086
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Erica C Sides
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-A
Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28205
I have many passions, including working with trauma ADHD, depression, anxiety, self-harm & suicidality.
They say that if life gives you lemons, make lemonade; but what if life has been throwing lemons at you since you were too little to even know how to make lemonade? What happens if you don’t even like lemonade? More often than not, chaos tends to occur when we are too young to know what to do or how to recover. Early childhood trauma leaves us broken and questioning our roadmap. That's where I come in because in the words of one of my favorite authors, Sarah J Maas; “Only you can decide what breaks you.”
I have many passions, including working with trauma ADHD, depression, anxiety, self-harm & suicidality.
They say that if life gives you lemons, make lemonade; but what if life has been throwing lemons at you since you were too little to even know how to make lemonade? What happens if you don’t even like lemonade? More often than not, chaos tends to occur when we are too young to know what to do or how to recover. Early childhood trauma leaves us broken and questioning our roadmap. That's where I come in because in the words of one of my favorite authors, Sarah J Maas; “Only you can decide what breaks you.”
(980) 983-1156 View (980) 983-1156
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Tonya Becker
Counselor, LCMHC
Verified
Charlotte, NC 28202  (Online Only)
My expertise extends to working with adults of all ages, adolescents, children, couples, and families facing a spectrum of challenges, including but not limited to anxiety, depression, ADHD, and stress.
Greetings! Regardless of the circumstances that led you here, I am honored to accompany you on this therapeutic journey. As a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in North Carolina, with more than 15 years of experience across various domains of mental health, including 6 years specifically dedicated to counseling, I've had the honor of supporting individuals from diverse backgrounds.
My expertise extends to working with adults of all ages, adolescents, children, couples, and families facing a spectrum of challenges, including but not limited to anxiety, depression, ADHD, and stress.
Greetings! Regardless of the circumstances that led you here, I am honored to accompany you on this therapeutic journey. As a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in North Carolina, with more than 15 years of experience across various domains of mental health, including 6 years specifically dedicated to counseling, I've had the honor of supporting individuals from diverse backgrounds.
(980) 655-2430 View (980) 655-2430
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Mirela Ivanova Shtereva
Counselor, MA, CMHCA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28210
Your child has ADHD or Asperger's.
You are thinking to yourself: “I’ve tried it all. I don’t know what else to do. I’m tired, they aren’t listening and I’m over it… the calls from school, the looks from neighbors, the whispers from family.” Nothing has worked. They are angry, frustrated and alone. They feel like a failure- and sometimes you do to. All you want is for your child to be happy. Yet it feels like you’ve tried it all without success. Your child just refuses to listen to you, lashes out and seems to view you as their biggest enemy. To make matters worse, your child has increasingly become more isolated and sad. Things need to improve right away, but how?
Your child has ADHD or Asperger's.
You are thinking to yourself: “I’ve tried it all. I don’t know what else to do. I’m tired, they aren’t listening and I’m over it… the calls from school, the looks from neighbors, the whispers from family.” Nothing has worked. They are angry, frustrated and alone. They feel like a failure- and sometimes you do to. All you want is for your child to be happy. Yet it feels like you’ve tried it all without success. Your child just refuses to listen to you, lashes out and seems to view you as their biggest enemy. To make matters worse, your child has increasingly become more isolated and sad. Things need to improve right away, but how?
(704) 327-0181 View (704) 327-0181
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Momentum Psychology | Dr. Will Hasek
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28204  (Online Only)
Have you ever wondered if you have ADHD or has someone mentioned it before? Are you a successful professional who sometimes struggles with organization or initiating tasks? If this sounds familiar, ADHD testing at Momentum Psychology might just be a game-changer for you. Momentum Psychology specializes in providing assessments to unlock your full potential with a deep dive into your strengths and how to use them effectively in your life and work. We empower high-achieving, driven professionals by providing comprehensive and customized testing services for ADHD and more.
Have you ever wondered if you have ADHD or has someone mentioned it before? Are you a successful professional who sometimes struggles with organization or initiating tasks? If this sounds familiar, ADHD testing at Momentum Psychology might just be a game-changer for you. Momentum Psychology specializes in providing assessments to unlock your full potential with a deep dive into your strengths and how to use them effectively in your life and work. We empower high-achieving, driven professionals by providing comprehensive and customized testing services for ADHD and more.
(704) 459-4330 View (704) 459-4330
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Elizabeth Abowd
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Charlotte, NC 28262
Distracted? Feeling overwhelmed by "the basics?" Wish you could just focus? ADHD is real. The challenges it brings can be difficult to navigate, especially when other people don’t understand what ADHD really is. I know because I have ADHD. My expertise isn’t just from a textbook or clinical experience—it’s from my life, too. Whether you received your diagnosis years ago or just last week, or you wonder if you might have ADHD, I am here to assist you on your journey.
Distracted? Feeling overwhelmed by "the basics?" Wish you could just focus? ADHD is real. The challenges it brings can be difficult to navigate, especially when other people don’t understand what ADHD really is. I know because I have ADHD. My expertise isn’t just from a textbook or clinical experience—it’s from my life, too. Whether you received your diagnosis years ago or just last week, or you wonder if you might have ADHD, I am here to assist you on your journey.
(704) 228-4188 View (704) 228-4188
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Alyse Bone
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, CRC, LCMHC, RYT, RPT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28210
You are overwhelmed! Your child was recently diagnosed with ADHD, Autism, a learning disability, or is experiencing some developmental delays. You have been dealing with temper tantrums, meltdowns, and various challenging behaviors. You have researched and nothing seems to be working in your favor. The school calls about challenging behaviors are becoming difficult but you are unsure how to make an impact. I am here to help and there is no reason you should have to go through this alone.My background working with allied health professionals, doctors, and teachers enables me to provide the best integrated approach to help your family
You are overwhelmed! Your child was recently diagnosed with ADHD, Autism, a learning disability, or is experiencing some developmental delays. You have been dealing with temper tantrums, meltdowns, and various challenging behaviors. You have researched and nothing seems to be working in your favor. The school calls about challenging behaviors are becoming difficult but you are unsure how to make an impact. I am here to help and there is no reason you should have to go through this alone.My background working with allied health professionals, doctors, and teachers enables me to provide the best integrated approach to help your family
(919) 251-5617 View (919) 251-5617
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Alexandra Hiatt Duffy
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Charlotte, NC 28277
Waitlist for new clients
I also provide online sessions with students of all ages (and even parents) to address issues with learning, such as dyslexia, ADHD, learning disabilities and executive functioning issues (e.
Hi there! I am a clinical psychologist licensed in North Carolina, California, Massachusetts, and Washington State. I am also credentialed with PSYPACT to provide telepsychology services across state boundaries. I specialize in treating depression, anxiety, panic disorder, ADHD, eating disorder /body image issues & Bipolar Disorder. In Charlotte, NC, I also offer in-office Charlotte Area Independent School (CAIS) admissions testing, as well as ADHD, learning disability, and dyslexia testing.
I also provide online sessions with students of all ages (and even parents) to address issues with learning, such as dyslexia, ADHD, learning disabilities and executive functioning issues (e.
Hi there! I am a clinical psychologist licensed in North Carolina, California, Massachusetts, and Washington State. I am also credentialed with PSYPACT to provide telepsychology services across state boundaries. I specialize in treating depression, anxiety, panic disorder, ADHD, eating disorder /body image issues & Bipolar Disorder. In Charlotte, NC, I also offer in-office Charlotte Area Independent School (CAIS) admissions testing, as well as ADHD, learning disability, and dyslexia testing.
(424) 292-6028 View (424) 292-6028

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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.