ADHD Therapists in Columbus, OH

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Tara Woltz
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbus, OH 43203
Hi! My name is Tara and I am the owner of Peace of Mind Counseling Service. I am a licensed professional counselor in Ohio with 7 years of clinical experience. Positive mental health is fundamental to living a healthy well-balanced life. Although the general perception of mental health has improved in recent times, people can still be fearful of the negative stigma that is attached to mental health illnesses. This can add to the anxiety and fear of seeking mental health treatment. I can provide treatment and coping skills to manage life stressors while showing clients respect and support in a therapeutically safe environment.
Hi! My name is Tara and I am the owner of Peace of Mind Counseling Service. I am a licensed professional counselor in Ohio with 7 years of clinical experience. Positive mental health is fundamental to living a healthy well-balanced life. Although the general perception of mental health has improved in recent times, people can still be fearful of the negative stigma that is attached to mental health illnesses. This can add to the anxiety and fear of seeking mental health treatment. I can provide treatment and coping skills to manage life stressors while showing clients respect and support in a therapeutically safe environment.
(614) 763-6870 View (614) 763-6870
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Dr. Tiffany M Justice
Counselor, PhD, LPCC-S, NCC, CCMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Columbus, OH 43216  (Online Only)
Hello! I am Dr. Justice. I have a Ph.D., in counseling and a Masters in Mental Health counseling. I work with those who struggle with depression, anxiety, PSTD-trauma, ADHD, relationship issues, people pleasing, among many other related concerns. You are unique and therefore treatment should be tailored to best meet your individual needs. I am an EMDR therapist, I use person-centered therapy, CBT, and DBT. I am open and help you to feel comfortable being your real self. Counseling is your space, a safe space to explore your inner world. Quality treatment should be tailored to your needs!
Hello! I am Dr. Justice. I have a Ph.D., in counseling and a Masters in Mental Health counseling. I work with those who struggle with depression, anxiety, PSTD-trauma, ADHD, relationship issues, people pleasing, among many other related concerns. You are unique and therefore treatment should be tailored to best meet your individual needs. I am an EMDR therapist, I use person-centered therapy, CBT, and DBT. I am open and help you to feel comfortable being your real self. Counseling is your space, a safe space to explore your inner world. Quality treatment should be tailored to your needs!
(740) 370-4248 View (740) 370-4248
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Matthew Escano
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA , LPCC
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43220
I specialize in anxiety, depression, ADHD, various forms of addiction, autism, & more. Are your goals oriented towards reducing maladaptive symptoms, identifying the behaviors you wish to engage in, being the person you want to be, and, ultimately, the life you aspire to live? Do you desire change and growth & are willing to put the necessary effort in? As your counselor, I do not effect change; that responsibility belongs to you. I aim to empower you to recognize your innate strengths, develop them further, and effectively use them towards your goals in life.
I specialize in anxiety, depression, ADHD, various forms of addiction, autism, & more. Are your goals oriented towards reducing maladaptive symptoms, identifying the behaviors you wish to engage in, being the person you want to be, and, ultimately, the life you aspire to live? Do you desire change and growth & are willing to put the necessary effort in? As your counselor, I do not effect change; that responsibility belongs to you. I aim to empower you to recognize your innate strengths, develop them further, and effectively use them towards your goals in life.
(380) 666-4845 View (380) 666-4845
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Jonathan Sherman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43212
Waitlist for new clients
I work with individuals, couples, children and adolescents on a range of issues from depression and anxiety, to ADHD and other learning disorders, and those suffering from trauma and dissociative disorders.
If you’re looking at this page and considering therapy, that means you are already engaging in a journey towards healing. Recognizing that you are struggling can be really scary. Telling your story to a new therapist can also be a difficult task. Your thoughts, feelings, and journey deserve to be honored and respected. My mission as a clinician is to collaboratively walk with you through whatever hardships you are experiencing in order to accomplish the goals that are important to you. I adapt my approach to best fit your needs, because in my office I work for you and want to focus on what is most important to you.
I work with individuals, couples, children and adolescents on a range of issues from depression and anxiety, to ADHD and other learning disorders, and those suffering from trauma and dissociative disorders.
If you’re looking at this page and considering therapy, that means you are already engaging in a journey towards healing. Recognizing that you are struggling can be really scary. Telling your story to a new therapist can also be a difficult task. Your thoughts, feelings, and journey deserve to be honored and respected. My mission as a clinician is to collaboratively walk with you through whatever hardships you are experiencing in order to accomplish the goals that are important to you. I adapt my approach to best fit your needs, because in my office I work for you and want to focus on what is most important to you.
(614) 796-4264 View (614) 796-4264
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Charity Ritter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISWS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Columbus, OH 43215
After 12 years as a therapist, I have established my specialty in ADHD coaching and therapy.
Tired? Overwhelmed? Falling Apart? Worried God can't use you? Research has shown that ADHD is just as common in adult women as it is in young boys, but most women are misdiagnosed with depression, anxiety, or PMS. Less known characteristics of ADHD are, easily stressed, feeling you will never measure up, struggling to follow through, sleep trouble, relational conflict, emotional dysregulation, trouble remembering the moments in life that really matter, and many others. Maybe you don't have depression/anxiety/PMS. Maybe your brain works in a unique way that will thrive with a few changes to your thinking and your routine.
After 12 years as a therapist, I have established my specialty in ADHD coaching and therapy.
Tired? Overwhelmed? Falling Apart? Worried God can't use you? Research has shown that ADHD is just as common in adult women as it is in young boys, but most women are misdiagnosed with depression, anxiety, or PMS. Less known characteristics of ADHD are, easily stressed, feeling you will never measure up, struggling to follow through, sleep trouble, relational conflict, emotional dysregulation, trouble remembering the moments in life that really matter, and many others. Maybe you don't have depression/anxiety/PMS. Maybe your brain works in a unique way that will thrive with a few changes to your thinking and your routine.
(614) 541-8109 View (614) 541-8109
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Pretty Amagbakhen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, ADHD-PT, MSW, LSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbus, OH 43204  (Online Only)
I have experience working with women with depression, anxiety, trauma, self-esteem, ADHD, and relationship issues.
Welcome! I'm Pretty, a licensed therapist dedicated to empowering individuals facing emotional hardships. I understand firsthand the challenges of life's ups and downs, which is why I specialize in depression, anxiety, trauma, self-esteem, ADHD, and relationship issues. My approach is rooted in empathy and evidence-based techniques tailored to your unique needs. Together, we'll navigate your journey to healing, growth, and fulfillment. Let's turn your struggles into strength and unlock your limitless potential. Don't wait any longer - take the first step towards a happier, healthier you today."
I have experience working with women with depression, anxiety, trauma, self-esteem, ADHD, and relationship issues.
Welcome! I'm Pretty, a licensed therapist dedicated to empowering individuals facing emotional hardships. I understand firsthand the challenges of life's ups and downs, which is why I specialize in depression, anxiety, trauma, self-esteem, ADHD, and relationship issues. My approach is rooted in empathy and evidence-based techniques tailored to your unique needs. Together, we'll navigate your journey to healing, growth, and fulfillment. Let's turn your struggles into strength and unlock your limitless potential. Don't wait any longer - take the first step towards a happier, healthier you today."
(614) 490-0532 View (614) 490-0532
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Alex Bishara
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43220  (Online Only)
Are you dealing with a difficult life situation or struggling with symptoms of depression, anxiety, or ADHD? Do you experience overwhelming thoughts and emotions? Are you struggling to navigate challenges within significant relationships?
Are you dealing with a difficult life situation or struggling with symptoms of depression, anxiety, or ADHD? Do you experience overwhelming thoughts and emotions? Are you struggling to navigate challenges within significant relationships?
(740) 900-1505 View (740) 900-1505
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Levana Slabodnick
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
11 Endorsed
Columbus, OH 43209  (Online Only)
There are so many of us who have felt like outsiders our entire lives, pretending to be someone else to fit in. It might be because of Neurodivergence (ADHD, Autism, CPTSD), or your body size or the traumas that have lead you to feel that no one would understand or accept who you really are. The truth is that changing to fit in isn't the solution. You deserve to accept who you are right now. You can learn more supportive ways of coping or communicating, but the essence of who you are is worthy and deserving of love.
There are so many of us who have felt like outsiders our entire lives, pretending to be someone else to fit in. It might be because of Neurodivergence (ADHD, Autism, CPTSD), or your body size or the traumas that have lead you to feel that no one would understand or accept who you really are. The truth is that changing to fit in isn't the solution. You deserve to accept who you are right now. You can learn more supportive ways of coping or communicating, but the essence of who you are is worthy and deserving of love.
(614) 705-2758 View (614) 705-2758
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Melanie Pond
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-S
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43235  (Online Only)
I have experience working with Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, Borderline Personality Disorder and Trauma. My goal is to focus on meeting you where you are mentally and emotionally and begin to support your progress. I can help you work towards an understanding and awareness about your concerns and dive into the root of the problem. I can help you discover the lens you are looking at things through and help find and define a new lens to look through.
I have experience working with Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, Borderline Personality Disorder and Trauma. My goal is to focus on meeting you where you are mentally and emotionally and begin to support your progress. I can help you work towards an understanding and awareness about your concerns and dive into the root of the problem. I can help you discover the lens you are looking at things through and help find and define a new lens to look through.
(740) 227-4041 View (740) 227-4041
Jamie Bourn
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbus, OH 43214
I am excited to work with people who experience an array of mental health concerns, such as depression, anxiety, trauma, substance abuse or other addictive behaviors, ADHD, and relational concerns.
I believe that as people we are motivated by connection and relationships. Therapy can be a great way to explore what a healthy and collaborative relationship can be like, which can then be translated to behaviors in your daily life. I also invite discussions of identity, culture, and oppression, and how each may impact your lived experience. My aspiration is to walk alongside you in your counseling journey, tailoring sessions and interventions to help you meet your goals.
I am excited to work with people who experience an array of mental health concerns, such as depression, anxiety, trauma, substance abuse or other addictive behaviors, ADHD, and relational concerns.
I believe that as people we are motivated by connection and relationships. Therapy can be a great way to explore what a healthy and collaborative relationship can be like, which can then be translated to behaviors in your daily life. I also invite discussions of identity, culture, and oppression, and how each may impact your lived experience. My aspiration is to walk alongside you in your counseling journey, tailoring sessions and interventions to help you meet your goals.
(614) 626-5287 View (614) 626-5287
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Nancy Schleich
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43209
She screens all patients for ADD and substance abuse and treats these issues.
No, this suffering you live with is not all there is for you. You are suffering for reasons that can be identified and resolved in psychotherapy. If you could have figured it out on your own, you would have already, because you have really tried. You do not need "coping strategies" or suggestions or other superficial band aids for your pain, you need to understand what about you is functioning well and what isn't, and to develop the self-awareness, self-knowledge, and emotional competence that will get you out of this pain into the life you want to live.
She screens all patients for ADD and substance abuse and treats these issues.
No, this suffering you live with is not all there is for you. You are suffering for reasons that can be identified and resolved in psychotherapy. If you could have figured it out on your own, you would have already, because you have really tried. You do not need "coping strategies" or suggestions or other superficial band aids for your pain, you need to understand what about you is functioning well and what isn't, and to develop the self-awareness, self-knowledge, and emotional competence that will get you out of this pain into the life you want to live.
(614) 618-4965 View (614) 618-4965
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Justin Richard Parsley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbus, OH 43221  (Online Only)
If you're struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, ADHD, relationship or career issues, or if you just feel like you need someone to talk to, please don't hesitate to reach out via phone, text, or email.
I am a licensed independent social worker (LISW) who is passionate about helping clients work through the issues they are struggling with and improve their mental health and overall well-being. I believe in providing a safe, judgment free environment of compassion, support, and unconditional positive regard to help my clients overcome obstacles in their lives so that they can move forward and thrive.
If you're struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, ADHD, relationship or career issues, or if you just feel like you need someone to talk to, please don't hesitate to reach out via phone, text, or email.
I am a licensed independent social worker (LISW) who is passionate about helping clients work through the issues they are struggling with and improve their mental health and overall well-being. I believe in providing a safe, judgment free environment of compassion, support, and unconditional positive regard to help my clients overcome obstacles in their lives so that they can move forward and thrive.
(614) 953-6489 View (614) 953-6489
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Kimberly McLaughlin
Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43213
Kimberly received her Master's Degree from Ohio University and has been practicing for 17 years, serving a variety of populations, including adolescents in alcohol and drug treatment, schools and outpatient treatment, families and couples, and individuals in a variety of settings, including acute inpatient, outpatient, community mental health, and long term care. Kimberly's areas of emphasis include working with anxiety, depression, grief, ADHD screenings, trauma informed care, women's issues, and alcohol and drug concerns. She enjoys helping individuals develop skills and strategies to live healthier happier lives.
Kimberly received her Master's Degree from Ohio University and has been practicing for 17 years, serving a variety of populations, including adolescents in alcohol and drug treatment, schools and outpatient treatment, families and couples, and individuals in a variety of settings, including acute inpatient, outpatient, community mental health, and long term care. Kimberly's areas of emphasis include working with anxiety, depression, grief, ADHD screenings, trauma informed care, women's issues, and alcohol and drug concerns. She enjoys helping individuals develop skills and strategies to live healthier happier lives.
(380) 600-8869 View (380) 600-8869
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Melissa Elbert
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43212  (Online Only)
Melissa Elbert is a Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW) with over seven years of experience working with clients in their communities as well as in office. She is passionate about assisting clients meet their goals for treatment. She has experience working with adults and couples. Melissa has post graduate training in CBT, DBT, anxiety disorders, trauma-informed care, ADHD, and CPT. Melissa specializes in trauma, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and substance use disorders including alcohol use and opioid use.
Melissa Elbert is a Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW) with over seven years of experience working with clients in their communities as well as in office. She is passionate about assisting clients meet their goals for treatment. She has experience working with adults and couples. Melissa has post graduate training in CBT, DBT, anxiety disorders, trauma-informed care, ADHD, and CPT. Melissa specializes in trauma, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and substance use disorders including alcohol use and opioid use.
(614) 968-9351 View (614) 968-9351
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Dr. Essence Rivers
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43220  (Online Only)
I specialize in treating complex ADHD (ADHD + another mental health disorder) in LGBTQ+ and BIPOC individuals.
Hi, I’m Dr. Essence! As a queer, multiracial and neurodivergent woman, I have first hand experience with trying to embrace my identity, find belonging, and navigate a world that wasn't made for me. When you begin therapy with me, you are starting a relationship with a psychologist who has walked the walk as much as she can talk the talk. I value showing up as a real person, so I connect authentically with my clients by balancing encouraging support with honest feedback and accountability. Through my own self-disclosure and personal stories, I aim to create a safe space for you to grow into your favorite version of yourself!
I specialize in treating complex ADHD (ADHD + another mental health disorder) in LGBTQ+ and BIPOC individuals.
Hi, I’m Dr. Essence! As a queer, multiracial and neurodivergent woman, I have first hand experience with trying to embrace my identity, find belonging, and navigate a world that wasn't made for me. When you begin therapy with me, you are starting a relationship with a psychologist who has walked the walk as much as she can talk the talk. I value showing up as a real person, so I connect authentically with my clients by balancing encouraging support with honest feedback and accountability. Through my own self-disclosure and personal stories, I aim to create a safe space for you to grow into your favorite version of yourself!
(561) 658-4839 View (561) 658-4839
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Barbara Thomas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43215  (Online Only)
Greetings, my name is Barbara Thomas. I received my Social Work undergraduate degree from Cleveland State University and my graduate degree from The Ohio State University in Social Work, with a Business Administration focus. I have worked in a variety of community settings including Home Base Services, hospitals, residential and virtual locations. I have serviced children, teens, adults, and older adults also known as the Geriatric population experiencing homelessness, alcohol and drug addiction, COVID-19, anxiety, PTSD, ADHD, depression, and more. I have provided therapeutic services with the following treatment modalities:
Greetings, my name is Barbara Thomas. I received my Social Work undergraduate degree from Cleveland State University and my graduate degree from The Ohio State University in Social Work, with a Business Administration focus. I have worked in a variety of community settings including Home Base Services, hospitals, residential and virtual locations. I have serviced children, teens, adults, and older adults also known as the Geriatric population experiencing homelessness, alcohol and drug addiction, COVID-19, anxiety, PTSD, ADHD, depression, and more. I have provided therapeutic services with the following treatment modalities:
(380) 210-3996 View (380) 210-3996
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Matthew Escano
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA , LPCC
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43221
I specialize in anxiety, depression, ADHD, various forms of addiction, autism, & more. Are your goals oriented towards reducing maladaptive symptoms, identifying the behaviors you wish to engage in, being the person you want to be, and, ultimately, the life you aspire to live? Do you desire change and growth & are willing to put the necessary effort in? As your counselor, I do not effect change; that responsibility belongs to you. I aim to empower you to recognize your innate strengths, develop them further, and effectively use them towards your goals in life.
I specialize in anxiety, depression, ADHD, various forms of addiction, autism, & more. Are your goals oriented towards reducing maladaptive symptoms, identifying the behaviors you wish to engage in, being the person you want to be, and, ultimately, the life you aspire to live? Do you desire change and growth & are willing to put the necessary effort in? As your counselor, I do not effect change; that responsibility belongs to you. I aim to empower you to recognize your innate strengths, develop them further, and effectively use them towards your goals in life.
(380) 205-2842 View (380) 205-2842
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Tiffany Hinkle
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC-S
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43213
Tiffany Hinkle holds a bachelor's degree in psychology from The Ohio State University and a master's degree in clinical pastoral counseling from Ashland Theological Seminary. She has worked in the mental health field for 13+ years. She previously served as clinical supervisor for a community mental health and addiction services provider, working with adolescents. She has past training in ACRA, which is an evidence-based model of counseling that is strengths-based and emphasizes encouragement. Her areas of specialty include addiction, anxiety, depression, parenting issues and spiritual concerns, as well as ADHD screenings.
Tiffany Hinkle holds a bachelor's degree in psychology from The Ohio State University and a master's degree in clinical pastoral counseling from Ashland Theological Seminary. She has worked in the mental health field for 13+ years. She previously served as clinical supervisor for a community mental health and addiction services provider, working with adolescents. She has past training in ACRA, which is an evidence-based model of counseling that is strengths-based and emphasizes encouragement. Her areas of specialty include addiction, anxiety, depression, parenting issues and spiritual concerns, as well as ADHD screenings.
(380) 205-0621 View (380) 205-0621
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Amy B Jones
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43215  (Online Only)
I am experienced in helping individuals manage symptoms of depression, anxiety, ADHD, autism, PTSD, mood disorders, women's issues, geriatric specific issues, and many others.
Hello, I'm Amy, and I look forward to working with you! I know that therapy can seem daunting and the thought of talking to a complete stranger about your life might be uncomfortable. All of those feelings are completely natural and it is my goal to provide a safe and engaging therapeutic environment for you throughout the process. You will always be in the driver's seat of your treatment. I will partner with you and operate as your navigation guide. I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker in the state of Ohio and a Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker in the state of Kansas.
I am experienced in helping individuals manage symptoms of depression, anxiety, ADHD, autism, PTSD, mood disorders, women's issues, geriatric specific issues, and many others.
Hello, I'm Amy, and I look forward to working with you! I know that therapy can seem daunting and the thought of talking to a complete stranger about your life might be uncomfortable. All of those feelings are completely natural and it is my goal to provide a safe and engaging therapeutic environment for you throughout the process. You will always be in the driver's seat of your treatment. I will partner with you and operate as your navigation guide. I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker in the state of Ohio and a Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker in the state of Kansas.
(380) 221-8330 View (380) 221-8330
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Leigh Cascioli, LISW-S
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-S, MSW
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43085
Are you goal oriented? Do you struggle with maintaining your motivation to change? Would you like to develop the skills needed to create positive changes in your life? If you are trying to make changes to improve your physical or emotional health I can help you by creating a plan with positive and achievable goals that get you the results you want. Whether you have challenges due to depression, anxiety, ADHD or a chronic health condition you can improve your ability to manage your situation effectively.
Are you goal oriented? Do you struggle with maintaining your motivation to change? Would you like to develop the skills needed to create positive changes in your life? If you are trying to make changes to improve your physical or emotional health I can help you by creating a plan with positive and achievable goals that get you the results you want. Whether you have challenges due to depression, anxiety, ADHD or a chronic health condition you can improve your ability to manage your situation effectively.
(614) 383-9652 View (614) 383-9652
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.