ADHD Therapists in Brooklyn, NY

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Photo of Jorge Niveyro, Counselor in Brooklyn, NY
Jorge Niveyro
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11207
I have a strong expertise with hyperactive behavior, attention deficit, behavior problems, learning problems, develomental problems, speech delay, depression, mourning process, anxiety, phobias, panic, domestic violence, physical and sexual abuse, traumatic experiences, parents-children problems, family conflicts, couple relationship problems, sexual dysfunctions, habit modification.
When everything turns dark, the light that you see at the end of the tunnel will show you the way toward a new life.." " Counseling for a new life for You " " Cuando todo se torna oscuridad, esa luz que ves al final del tunel, te mostrara el camino hacia una nueva vida " " Consejeria para una nueva vida para Ti "
I have a strong expertise with hyperactive behavior, attention deficit, behavior problems, learning problems, develomental problems, speech delay, depression, mourning process, anxiety, phobias, panic, domestic violence, physical and sexual abuse, traumatic experiences, parents-children problems, family conflicts, couple relationship problems, sexual dysfunctions, habit modification.
When everything turns dark, the light that you see at the end of the tunnel will show you the way toward a new life.." " Counseling for a new life for You " " Cuando todo se torna oscuridad, esa luz que ves al final del tunel, te mostrara el camino hacia una nueva vida " " Consejeria para una nueva vida para Ti "
(347) 694-8269 View (347) 694-8269
Dr. Danov Neuropsychologist P.C.
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11209
Trust highly experienced and patient neuropsychologist to diagnose Autism, memory loss, Attention Deficit, Asperger, dyslexia, ADHD, reading math problems, post brain injury cognitive impairment. Neuropsychological testing provides an objective assessment of learning, cognitive and emotional problems, required documentation for Disability Claim, IEP, private school placement for Learning Disability, test accommodations for SAT. Effective treatment recommendations to help you recover and improve Attention, Memory, Auditory - Visual Processing, Focus, Reading Comprehension, Organization via Cognitive Training with Neurofeedback, Fast ForWord, Metronome. Dr.Danov also provides IME, Expert Witness Evaluation, record review, court testimony, BOE Hearing testimony. OFFICES in SI, QUEENS, NY, BROOKLYN
Trust highly experienced and patient neuropsychologist to diagnose Autism, memory loss, Attention Deficit, Asperger, dyslexia, ADHD, reading math problems, post brain injury cognitive impairment. Neuropsychological testing provides an objective assessment of learning, cognitive and emotional problems, required documentation for Disability Claim, IEP, private school placement for Learning Disability, test accommodations for SAT. Effective treatment recommendations to help you recover and improve Attention, Memory, Auditory - Visual Processing, Focus, Reading Comprehension, Organization via Cognitive Training with Neurofeedback, Fast ForWord, Metronome. Dr.Danov also provides IME, Expert Witness Evaluation, record review, court testimony, BOE Hearing testimony. OFFICES in SI, QUEENS, NY, BROOKLYN
(718) 667-5530 View (718) 667-5530
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Brianda Gosselin-Hickey
EdM, MA, MHC-LP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11211  (Online Only)
I work with all people who have historically been ignored and misunderstood. This might mean they identify as autistic, having ADHD, Latinx, LGBTQ+, or people of color. My clients and I work together in unpacking past experiences and finding the truer version of themselves. / Me propongo trabajar con personas que han sido malentendidos y maltratados por la sociedad, a menudo esto significa personas Latinx, LGBTQ+, autisticos, con TDAH, o gente de color.
I work with all people who have historically been ignored and misunderstood. This might mean they identify as autistic, having ADHD, Latinx, LGBTQ+, or people of color. My clients and I work together in unpacking past experiences and finding the truer version of themselves. / Me propongo trabajar con personas que han sido malentendidos y maltratados por la sociedad, a menudo esto significa personas Latinx, LGBTQ+, autisticos, con TDAH, o gente de color.
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Kai Kangas-Dick
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11232
Across the span of child and adolescent development, every individual has a unique personal story and strengths that shine through, even in the face of challenge. I work with individuals from preschool through college and beyond, but my expertise is in early childhood and elementary-age development. With specialized experience and training in working with neurodiverse learners, including those with ADHD and autism, as well as gender-diverse individuals, I integrate evidence-based approaches to empower individuals and families with information, tools, and strategies to facilitate positive adjustment and wellbeing.
Across the span of child and adolescent development, every individual has a unique personal story and strengths that shine through, even in the face of challenge. I work with individuals from preschool through college and beyond, but my expertise is in early childhood and elementary-age development. With specialized experience and training in working with neurodiverse learners, including those with ADHD and autism, as well as gender-diverse individuals, I integrate evidence-based approaches to empower individuals and families with information, tools, and strategies to facilitate positive adjustment and wellbeing.
(646) 480-7346 View (646) 480-7346
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Felicia Moholland
Art Therapist, CAT-LP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11222  (Online Only)
Her specialties include but are not limited to; autism, anxiety, depression, PTSD, ADHD, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, personality disorders, personality disorders, sexual trauma, and childhood trauma.
Felicia is a humanistic based art therapist who is passionate about helping clients create a personal sense of identity within themselves and within society as a whole. She strives to use creative expression as a way to connect with oneself, and better understand individual feelings, thoughts, and boundaries. Felicia aims to foster an empathetic and accepting therapeutic environment for clients through the use of trauma informed care, and intersectionality. Her speciality is art and talk therapy, but she will also incorporate music, movement, drama, and poetry therapy when it maybe beneficial for the client.
Her specialties include but are not limited to; autism, anxiety, depression, PTSD, ADHD, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, personality disorders, personality disorders, sexual trauma, and childhood trauma.
Felicia is a humanistic based art therapist who is passionate about helping clients create a personal sense of identity within themselves and within society as a whole. She strives to use creative expression as a way to connect with oneself, and better understand individual feelings, thoughts, and boundaries. Felicia aims to foster an empathetic and accepting therapeutic environment for clients through the use of trauma informed care, and intersectionality. Her speciality is art and talk therapy, but she will also incorporate music, movement, drama, and poetry therapy when it maybe beneficial for the client.
(718) 841-0928 View (718) 841-0928
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Donna Arking
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11230  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
ADHD is a complex neurobiological condition, often inherited, that can wreak havoc on a person's learning, behavior, self-esteem, career and relationships.
Do you -- or someone you love-- have trouble staying focused, keeping track of things, being on time or managing interruptions? If you're concerned about a youngster, is s/he smart but getting mediocre grades? Does s/he daydream, take too long to complete homework, forget things frequently? Does s/he blurt out answers precipitously? Or leap before s/he looks? These are problems everyone has at times, but if these things have been happening for a long time, happen very often and are severe enough to impair a person's natural ability to function, it could be ADHD.
ADHD is a complex neurobiological condition, often inherited, that can wreak havoc on a person's learning, behavior, self-esteem, career and relationships.
Do you -- or someone you love-- have trouble staying focused, keeping track of things, being on time or managing interruptions? If you're concerned about a youngster, is s/he smart but getting mediocre grades? Does s/he daydream, take too long to complete homework, forget things frequently? Does s/he blurt out answers precipitously? Or leap before s/he looks? These are problems everyone has at times, but if these things have been happening for a long time, happen very often and are severe enough to impair a person's natural ability to function, it could be ADHD.
(718) 705-4996 View (718) 705-4996
Photo of Jessica Lauro, Marriage & Family Therapist in Brooklyn, NY
Jessica Lauro
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11204
Hi, I'm Jessica Lauro. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 4 years of clinical experience. I provide psychotherapy with mindfulness guidance to help clients treat, manage, and work through anxiety, depression, OCD, ADD/ADHD, panic disorder, grief/loss, marriage issues, family issues, reconciliations, divorce, self-esteem issues, and many more. I use a mix of Acceptance and Commitment (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Dialectical (DBT), and Experiential Therapy. I believe that respect and care are always thoughtfully maintained as a standard in my therapy practice.
Hi, I'm Jessica Lauro. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 4 years of clinical experience. I provide psychotherapy with mindfulness guidance to help clients treat, manage, and work through anxiety, depression, OCD, ADD/ADHD, panic disorder, grief/loss, marriage issues, family issues, reconciliations, divorce, self-esteem issues, and many more. I use a mix of Acceptance and Commitment (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Dialectical (DBT), and Experiential Therapy. I believe that respect and care are always thoughtfully maintained as a standard in my therapy practice.
(929) 412-2297 View (929) 412-2297
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Rick Ruscoll
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11215
I enjoy helping people with whatever issues are troubling them, including anxiety/worry, depression/mood, adult ADHD, as well as issues regarding relationships, creativity, and job/career. In all cases, my clinical approach is customized to best fit your needs.
I enjoy helping people with whatever issues are troubling them, including anxiety/worry, depression/mood, adult ADHD, as well as issues regarding relationships, creativity, and job/career. In all cases, my clinical approach is customized to best fit your needs.
(917) 746-3542 View (917) 746-3542
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Erica Oberhand
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
4 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11215  (Online Only)
Whether you're exploring your identity, coping with ADHD or anxiety, regaining your footing after a traumatic event, or addressing other challenges, therapy can help. In a safe, affirming environment, I'll help you and your loved one(s) feel more secure, confident, and connected.
Whether you're exploring your identity, coping with ADHD or anxiety, regaining your footing after a traumatic event, or addressing other challenges, therapy can help. In a safe, affirming environment, I'll help you and your loved one(s) feel more secure, confident, and connected.
(740) 570-1318 View (740) 570-1318
Photo of Kiyonda Hester, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Brooklyn, NY
Kiyonda Hester
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11209  (Online Only)
As a therapist, I have helped countless teens and young adults dealing with depression, anxiety, ADHD, PTSD, and childhood trauma.
Have unfortunate events impacted your early years? Are you struggling with the loss of a parent or dealing with the stress of life transitions? Perhaps you’re having a hard time in school or with social interactions. Navigating any of these challenges by yourself is no easy task. I’m here to provide a safe space for you to open up and process whatever difficulties you may be facing. Together we will find creative, fun and insightful ways to resolve your distress.
As a therapist, I have helped countless teens and young adults dealing with depression, anxiety, ADHD, PTSD, and childhood trauma.
Have unfortunate events impacted your early years? Are you struggling with the loss of a parent or dealing with the stress of life transitions? Perhaps you’re having a hard time in school or with social interactions. Navigating any of these challenges by yourself is no easy task. I’m here to provide a safe space for you to open up and process whatever difficulties you may be facing. Together we will find creative, fun and insightful ways to resolve your distress.
(929) 577-3247 View (929) 577-3247
Photo of Emily Julia Weinrebe, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Brooklyn, NY
Emily Julia Weinrebe
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11213  (Online Only)
Therapy gives us the opportunity to express ourselves to the fullest extent without fear of judgment or retaliation. My background in left social movements grounds my practice in abolitionist and anti-oppressive frameworks. I particularly love working with adults and adolescents navigating complex trauma, peer conflict, Autism, ADHD, TBI, and sexuality and gender questioning. I am also passionate about supporting folks dealing with political and activist stress, chronic illness and ableism. I use a mix of relational talk therapy, IFS, somatic work, and am certified in Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy.
Therapy gives us the opportunity to express ourselves to the fullest extent without fear of judgment or retaliation. My background in left social movements grounds my practice in abolitionist and anti-oppressive frameworks. I particularly love working with adults and adolescents navigating complex trauma, peer conflict, Autism, ADHD, TBI, and sexuality and gender questioning. I am also passionate about supporting folks dealing with political and activist stress, chronic illness and ableism. I use a mix of relational talk therapy, IFS, somatic work, and am certified in Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy.
(332) 239-2482 View (332) 239-2482
Photo of Kate Lawlor, Psychologist in Brooklyn, NY
Kate Lawlor
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11201
My training background combines clinical psychology with children, adolescents, and adults, with highly specialized training and research in neuropsychology. I specialize in neuropsychological assessment, which includes diagnosing neurological and psychiatric disorders, including ADHD, learning disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorder, anxiety and depression. My assessments provide a detailed look at brain functioning, assessing different skills, such as memory, attention, executive functioning, language, academics, and emotions, and how they interplay to create unique learning profiles for each individual.
My training background combines clinical psychology with children, adolescents, and adults, with highly specialized training and research in neuropsychology. I specialize in neuropsychological assessment, which includes diagnosing neurological and psychiatric disorders, including ADHD, learning disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorder, anxiety and depression. My assessments provide a detailed look at brain functioning, assessing different skills, such as memory, attention, executive functioning, language, academics, and emotions, and how they interplay to create unique learning profiles for each individual.
(929) 239-4370 View (929) 239-4370
Photo of Hannah Schiffman, Pre-Licensed Professional in Brooklyn, NY
Hannah Schiffman
Pre-Licensed Professional, MHC-LP
Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11222  (Online Only)
I understand the importance of having a safe place to express oneself without fear of being judged. I truly believe that it is never too late to learn new skills and endeavor to encourage self-awareness and self-confidence for my clients who are struggling to accept or understand themselves. I am particularly passionate about working with neurodivergent individuals, and have specialized training working with people who have ADHD and executive functioning challenges. I have worked with individuals across the lifespan and look forward to collaborating with clients to develop a safe space in which to develop personalized treatment.
I understand the importance of having a safe place to express oneself without fear of being judged. I truly believe that it is never too late to learn new skills and endeavor to encourage self-awareness and self-confidence for my clients who are struggling to accept or understand themselves. I am particularly passionate about working with neurodivergent individuals, and have specialized training working with people who have ADHD and executive functioning challenges. I have worked with individuals across the lifespan and look forward to collaborating with clients to develop a safe space in which to develop personalized treatment.
(347) 919-7241 View (347) 919-7241
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Lewis Elliott
MHC-LP
Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11207  (Online Only)
Hello and welcome! I'm Lewis and I am a clinical mental health counselor. I provide an encouraging and diverse approach with evidence-based treatment options that cater to various individuals and situations. Whether you're looking to heal from past trauma, navigating a challenging life phase, or a parent seeking support for your child's success in school and personal growth – I'm here for you! I am educated in addressing issues like anxiety, depression, family matters, trauma, assault, and ADHD-related challenges, as well as managing negative thoughts and low self-esteem.
Hello and welcome! I'm Lewis and I am a clinical mental health counselor. I provide an encouraging and diverse approach with evidence-based treatment options that cater to various individuals and situations. Whether you're looking to heal from past trauma, navigating a challenging life phase, or a parent seeking support for your child's success in school and personal growth – I'm here for you! I am educated in addressing issues like anxiety, depression, family matters, trauma, assault, and ADHD-related challenges, as well as managing negative thoughts and low self-esteem.
(718) 970-7235 View (718) 970-7235
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Sean Bedford
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11201  (Online Only)
Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, Relationships, and Major Life Changes can easily interfere and overwhelm us when we are least expecting it. It is never too soon or too late to seek help through therapy. Effective therapy is a dynamic, at times challenging, and ultimately rewarding process. It is a safe environment to think, express, and achieve growth without judgment or discrimination.
Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, Relationships, and Major Life Changes can easily interfere and overwhelm us when we are least expecting it. It is never too soon or too late to seek help through therapy. Effective therapy is a dynamic, at times challenging, and ultimately rewarding process. It is a safe environment to think, express, and achieve growth without judgment or discrimination.
(347) 410-5092 View (347) 410-5092
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Vanessa D. Bellamy
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
3 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11201  (Online Only)
My specialties include ADHD/executive functioning concerns, trauma, experiences of marginalization and oppression, and relationship difficulties.
Perhaps you are you seeking support to feel more empowered in your life, maintain healthier relationships, or develop more adaptive self-care and coping practices. Perhaps you would like to heal from past trauma, deepen your understanding of self, or find a career path that better suits your strengths. If any of this resonates with you, then you have made the right choice by considering therapy. I believe that the therapeutic process can be beneficial when there is warmth, compassion, and collaboration. My goal is to foster an environment that can allow you to explore, heal, and grow.
My specialties include ADHD/executive functioning concerns, trauma, experiences of marginalization and oppression, and relationship difficulties.
Perhaps you are you seeking support to feel more empowered in your life, maintain healthier relationships, or develop more adaptive self-care and coping practices. Perhaps you would like to heal from past trauma, deepen your understanding of self, or find a career path that better suits your strengths. If any of this resonates with you, then you have made the right choice by considering therapy. I believe that the therapeutic process can be beneficial when there is warmth, compassion, and collaboration. My goal is to foster an environment that can allow you to explore, heal, and grow.
(929) 357-2045 View (929) 357-2045
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Susannah Gersten
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
4 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11231
Welcome! For 15 years I have developed a specialty in work with adults and children with depression, anxiety, ADHD and related executive functioning issues. I deeply believe that there is no one way to raise a child or to exist in the world as an adult. My work is patient, empathic and kind. My work children always involves active participation from the caregivers in their lives. My treatment style relies on a strengths perspective to determine the unique strengths and needs of each family but I draw from CBT and PCIT when appropriate as well. If indicated, I can provide executive functioning coaching in addition to psychotherapy.
Welcome! For 15 years I have developed a specialty in work with adults and children with depression, anxiety, ADHD and related executive functioning issues. I deeply believe that there is no one way to raise a child or to exist in the world as an adult. My work is patient, empathic and kind. My work children always involves active participation from the caregivers in their lives. My treatment style relies on a strengths perspective to determine the unique strengths and needs of each family but I draw from CBT and PCIT when appropriate as well. If indicated, I can provide executive functioning coaching in addition to psychotherapy.
(347) 609-0727 View (347) 609-0727
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Emily Bravo
Psychologist, PsyD
2 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11242
I am a New York State-licensed psychologist and neuropsychologist with several years of clinical experience. My specialty includes neuropsychological, psychological, and psychoeducational evaluations that include the assessment of ADHD, learning disorders, speech and language disorders, pervasive developmental disorders, and mood disorders, among others. I am equipped to work with children as young as 4, adolescents, and young adults. My educational background includes a two-year post-doctoral fellowship in pediatric neuropsychology at Lenox Hill Hospital, a Psy.D. and M.A. in Child/School Psychology from New York University, and a B.A. in psychology from Wesleyan University, Phi Beta Kappa.
I am a New York State-licensed psychologist and neuropsychologist with several years of clinical experience. My specialty includes neuropsychological, psychological, and psychoeducational evaluations that include the assessment of ADHD, learning disorders, speech and language disorders, pervasive developmental disorders, and mood disorders, among others. I am equipped to work with children as young as 4, adolescents, and young adults. My educational background includes a two-year post-doctoral fellowship in pediatric neuropsychology at Lenox Hill Hospital, a Psy.D. and M.A. in Child/School Psychology from New York University, and a B.A. in psychology from Wesleyan University, Phi Beta Kappa.
(347) 269-4296 View (347) 269-4296
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Nehal P Vadhan
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11222
My practice is geared towards helping individuals who are suffering from addiction problems of any kind, cognitive problems (e.g., ADHD, Learning Disabilities) or problems with disordered thought or perception. My goal is to assist clients improve their psychological functioning with a combination of individualized clinical evaluation and treatment. I am also a research scientist at Northwell's Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research (https://feinstein.northwell.edu/institutes-researchers/our-researchers/nehal-p-vadhan-phd) and director of the Center for Psychedelics Research and Treatment.
My practice is geared towards helping individuals who are suffering from addiction problems of any kind, cognitive problems (e.g., ADHD, Learning Disabilities) or problems with disordered thought or perception. My goal is to assist clients improve their psychological functioning with a combination of individualized clinical evaluation and treatment. I am also a research scientist at Northwell's Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research (https://feinstein.northwell.edu/institutes-researchers/our-researchers/nehal-p-vadhan-phd) and director of the Center for Psychedelics Research and Treatment.
(516) 262-5401 View (516) 262-5401
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Robin B Shaw
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11218
Dr. Robin Shaw is a licensed psychologist with over thirty years of experience in private practice. She has a diverse and extensive clinical background; she holds a doctoral degree in clinical/school psychology with an emphasis on cognition and assessment, is licensed and certified in psychology and psychoanalysis. In her private practice, Dr. Shaw treats adults, couples, college students, adolescents, and children for a variety of emotional issues and learning disabilities. In addition to providing treatment, she conducts full-battery psychoeducational/neuropsychological assessments to diagnose learning disabilities, ADHD and/or emotional problems that may impede academic performance. She evaluates individuals from age 5 through adulthood.
Dr. Robin Shaw is a licensed psychologist with over thirty years of experience in private practice. She has a diverse and extensive clinical background; she holds a doctoral degree in clinical/school psychology with an emphasis on cognition and assessment, is licensed and certified in psychology and psychoanalysis. In her private practice, Dr. Shaw treats adults, couples, college students, adolescents, and children for a variety of emotional issues and learning disabilities. In addition to providing treatment, she conducts full-battery psychoeducational/neuropsychological assessments to diagnose learning disabilities, ADHD and/or emotional problems that may impede academic performance. She evaluates individuals from age 5 through adulthood.
(718) 395-6449 View (718) 395-6449

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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.