ADHD Therapists in Austin, TX

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Amitai Abramovitch
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78748
My expertise include adult ADHD, OCD, anxiety, perfectionism, misophonia, couples therapy, parent training, and existential crises.
I am a licensed psychologist and a clinical neuropsychologist. I provide evidence based effective treatment for psychological problems, as well as neuropsychological assessment. I take a humanistic and compassionate approach and work with my clients as partners in a journey. My clients' wellbeing, dignity and progress towards the goals we set are my top priorities. Together with my clients I offer a tailored clinical approach to help you achieve your treatment and life goals. I also draw from both neuroscience as well as from philosophy to help clients get better and experience the profound sense that... its ok to be you!
My expertise include adult ADHD, OCD, anxiety, perfectionism, misophonia, couples therapy, parent training, and existential crises.
I am a licensed psychologist and a clinical neuropsychologist. I provide evidence based effective treatment for psychological problems, as well as neuropsychological assessment. I take a humanistic and compassionate approach and work with my clients as partners in a journey. My clients' wellbeing, dignity and progress towards the goals we set are my top priorities. Together with my clients I offer a tailored clinical approach to help you achieve your treatment and life goals. I also draw from both neuroscience as well as from philosophy to help clients get better and experience the profound sense that... its ok to be you!
(512) 764-0494 View (512) 764-0494
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Brendan Owens
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78750
My own struggles regarding “failure to launch”, stuttering, and undiagnosed ADHD, led me to a passion for serving “atypical” young people and their parents.
Are you the parent of a teen or young adult experiencing challenges with school and life transitions? Are you a teen or young adult struggling to achieve your goals or enhance your personal relationships? Overcoming obstacles to growth often requires self-exploration and changing the way we see ourselves.
My own struggles regarding “failure to launch”, stuttering, and undiagnosed ADHD, led me to a passion for serving “atypical” young people and their parents.
Are you the parent of a teen or young adult experiencing challenges with school and life transitions? Are you a teen or young adult struggling to achieve your goals or enhance your personal relationships? Overcoming obstacles to growth often requires self-exploration and changing the way we see ourselves.
(512) 714-2535 View (512) 714-2535
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Lisa Gianandrea
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78705
Waitlist for new clients
I work with children, teens, and adults experiencing depression, anxiety, ADHD, life transitions, shame and perfectionism.
No matter the reason for seeking help, I’m glad you found me. Needing support is not an admission of defeat. Life is tough, and you and I are not excluded from being affected by hardship. You may be feeling scared, or worried, or maybe even excited! These are all normal feelings when looking for a therapist whether you are new to counseling or have been in therapy before. I believe in living authentically, in any way that feels most true to you. Together we will explore what living authentically means to you and work with your strengths to process past trauma and build your life in a way that you are excited about.
I work with children, teens, and adults experiencing depression, anxiety, ADHD, life transitions, shame and perfectionism.
No matter the reason for seeking help, I’m glad you found me. Needing support is not an admission of defeat. Life is tough, and you and I are not excluded from being affected by hardship. You may be feeling scared, or worried, or maybe even excited! These are all normal feelings when looking for a therapist whether you are new to counseling or have been in therapy before. I believe in living authentically, in any way that feels most true to you. Together we will explore what living authentically means to you and work with your strengths to process past trauma and build your life in a way that you are excited about.
(512) 881-6352 x78 View (512) 881-6352 x78
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Anequa Blakely
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, LPC-A, LPC, LMHCA
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78702  (Online Only)
I am passionate about working with adults suffering from depression and anxiety due to narcissistic abuse, racial discrimination/trauma, or job-related stress. With specialized training and education in Applied Behavior Analysis and behavior patterns, I also help adults with learning disabilities such as ADHD and dyslexia who are having difficulties performing and processing in occupational or school settings.
I am passionate about working with adults suffering from depression and anxiety due to narcissistic abuse, racial discrimination/trauma, or job-related stress. With specialized training and education in Applied Behavior Analysis and behavior patterns, I also help adults with learning disabilities such as ADHD and dyslexia who are having difficulties performing and processing in occupational or school settings.
(817) 631-6272 View (817) 631-6272
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Kelly J Bodu
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78746
I offer expert help with challenges such as anxiety, ADHD, parenting, stress, relationship challenges, immigration stress, and depression.
Life might have thrown you a new curveball that has gotten you off balance. OR nothing big has happened, but feelings of being stuck have emerged from somewhere. Psychotherapy offers you a safe place to make changes to old patterns that hold you back. I can help you navigate the uncharted path & assist in developing the insights & skills you need to thrive in life. Therapy works best when we collaborate toward created goals in a respectful & affirming setting. Our work involves identifying & working through unhealthy relationship patterns, helping to change the way you think to improve the way you feel, in order to live your life.
I offer expert help with challenges such as anxiety, ADHD, parenting, stress, relationship challenges, immigration stress, and depression.
Life might have thrown you a new curveball that has gotten you off balance. OR nothing big has happened, but feelings of being stuck have emerged from somewhere. Psychotherapy offers you a safe place to make changes to old patterns that hold you back. I can help you navigate the uncharted path & assist in developing the insights & skills you need to thrive in life. Therapy works best when we collaborate toward created goals in a respectful & affirming setting. Our work involves identifying & working through unhealthy relationship patterns, helping to change the way you think to improve the way you feel, in order to live your life.
(512) 548-7899 View (512) 548-7899
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Tiffany Deer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW , ACSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78704
I have several years of experience working with individuals who are struggling with anxiety, depression, LGBTQ+ related issues, ADHD, and mood disorders.
Do you feel overwhelmed by your emotions or disconnected? Therapy offers safe space to show up authentically, and build greater self-awareness and acceptance. Therapy can help give you a vision and the necessary tools to move from living to thriving. I want to help you thrive! I focus on creating a warm, nonjudgmental environment to work through current challenges and long-standing issues. I listen to each client's specific needs and tailor the therapeutic process to provide the most beneficial, effective, and enjoyable experience possible. We work together so that you can achieve personal growth, and a happier you!
I have several years of experience working with individuals who are struggling with anxiety, depression, LGBTQ+ related issues, ADHD, and mood disorders.
Do you feel overwhelmed by your emotions or disconnected? Therapy offers safe space to show up authentically, and build greater self-awareness and acceptance. Therapy can help give you a vision and the necessary tools to move from living to thriving. I want to help you thrive! I focus on creating a warm, nonjudgmental environment to work through current challenges and long-standing issues. I listen to each client's specific needs and tailor the therapeutic process to provide the most beneficial, effective, and enjoyable experience possible. We work together so that you can achieve personal growth, and a happier you!
(512) 222-9166 View (512) 222-9166
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Myrna Marinik
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78759  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who specializes in working with adults who are struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, insomnia, chronic pain and/or chronic illness. Other areas of focus that I can help you with include relationship issues, anger, stress-management, physical and learning disabilities including ADD/ADHD, life-stage issues and self-esteem. My professional career began as a certified American Sign Language Interpreter in 2001 and quickly progressed into earning a Graduate degree in Social Work at the University of Texas at Austin.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who specializes in working with adults who are struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, insomnia, chronic pain and/or chronic illness. Other areas of focus that I can help you with include relationship issues, anger, stress-management, physical and learning disabilities including ADD/ADHD, life-stage issues and self-esteem. My professional career began as a certified American Sign Language Interpreter in 2001 and quickly progressed into earning a Graduate degree in Social Work at the University of Texas at Austin.
(512) 714-2494 View (512) 714-2494
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LeAnn Levering
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW, MBA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78717  (Online Only)
I have a passion for working with people who have multiple challenges such as ADHD combined with anxiety/depression.
Overwhelmed? Anxious? Scattered? On edge? Feel stuck? Ready to finally dive into achieving your goals? I spent many years in the tech industry and understand first-hand the pressures that come with managing a stressful job and/or school, family responsibilities, and living a fulfilling life. I am ready to help you build resilience, leverage your strengths, make the most from each day, and, ultimately, help you build the kind of life you want. I specialize in working with people who struggle with ADHD/executive dysfunction, Anxiety, and job- or school-related stress.
I have a passion for working with people who have multiple challenges such as ADHD combined with anxiety/depression.
Overwhelmed? Anxious? Scattered? On edge? Feel stuck? Ready to finally dive into achieving your goals? I spent many years in the tech industry and understand first-hand the pressures that come with managing a stressful job and/or school, family responsibilities, and living a fulfilling life. I am ready to help you build resilience, leverage your strengths, make the most from each day, and, ultimately, help you build the kind of life you want. I specialize in working with people who struggle with ADHD/executive dysfunction, Anxiety, and job- or school-related stress.
(512) 872-5852 View (512) 872-5852
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Overland Children and Family Services
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, ADHD-, CCSP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78754
I have assisted many parents in coping and understanding children who are suffering from (ADHD-which I also have!), Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), Trauma, Mood (DMDD), Anxiety and Attachment issues.
Defeat the bad behavior not the kid. Play is the natural language of the child. Rules without relationship equals REBELLION- are terms I have used throughout my clinical career. Parents, remember the behaviors didn't take overnight to appear, nor will they disappear overnight. But with empathy, compassion, consistency equals CHANGE. OCFS specializes in children from 3 to 13 yo. Mobile-Office-Telehealth services available. OCFS is also a proud provider of Medicaid (BCBS, Superior Health, Dells Children).
I have assisted many parents in coping and understanding children who are suffering from (ADHD-which I also have!), Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), Trauma, Mood (DMDD), Anxiety and Attachment issues.
Defeat the bad behavior not the kid. Play is the natural language of the child. Rules without relationship equals REBELLION- are terms I have used throughout my clinical career. Parents, remember the behaviors didn't take overnight to appear, nor will they disappear overnight. But with empathy, compassion, consistency equals CHANGE. OCFS specializes in children from 3 to 13 yo. Mobile-Office-Telehealth services available. OCFS is also a proud provider of Medicaid (BCBS, Superior Health, Dells Children).
(210) 405-7257 View (210) 405-7257
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Valerie Wells
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78745  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I am a therapist passionate about therapy being accessible to anyone who wants to pursue it. I believe therapy can help us better understand ourselves, our relationships, and the world around us. Our environments and culture profoundly impact us, and sometimes understanding ourselves means unpacking that impact. I am an LGBTQ+ friendly and disability affirming therapist that works with young adults and adults. I work with individuals that have experienced medical trauma, chronic illness, ADHD, Autism, Acquired and Traumatic Brain Injury, stroke survivors, anxiety, mood disorders, and psychosis.
I am a therapist passionate about therapy being accessible to anyone who wants to pursue it. I believe therapy can help us better understand ourselves, our relationships, and the world around us. Our environments and culture profoundly impact us, and sometimes understanding ourselves means unpacking that impact. I am an LGBTQ+ friendly and disability affirming therapist that works with young adults and adults. I work with individuals that have experienced medical trauma, chronic illness, ADHD, Autism, Acquired and Traumatic Brain Injury, stroke survivors, anxiety, mood disorders, and psychosis.
(512) 877-5738 View (512) 877-5738
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Brenda Lee Gauthier
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCDC, SEP
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78703
I am a trauma specialist with extensive experience in addiction, complex trauma, ADHD and perfectionism.
If you feel like you have tried everything and nothing works, I get you! I strongly believe that we all have an inner wisdom deep within us, but through our life experiences and social influences, most of us lose access to this inner healer. In our work together I will guide and support you as we peel back the layers so that you can reconnect with your deeper sense of self. As you begin to make that connection, shift happens. My intention is for you to feel empowered in your healing journey.
I am a trauma specialist with extensive experience in addiction, complex trauma, ADHD and perfectionism.
If you feel like you have tried everything and nothing works, I get you! I strongly believe that we all have an inner wisdom deep within us, but through our life experiences and social influences, most of us lose access to this inner healer. In our work together I will guide and support you as we peel back the layers so that you can reconnect with your deeper sense of self. As you begin to make that connection, shift happens. My intention is for you to feel empowered in your healing journey.
(512) 643-7248 View (512) 643-7248
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Eliza Jade Brown
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78750
Waitlist for new clients
I provide space and guidance to address mental health concerns to support your quality of life. My name is Eliza and I have worked as a licensed therapist in mental health clinics, psychiatric hospitals, and private practice settings. Throughout the years, I have supported a diverse range of patients and clients in improving their mental health. I am experienced in treating anxiety, depression, mood disorders, ADHD, substance abuse, addiction, eating disorders, trauma, struggles with life transitions, self-esteem, and relationships. My current area of focus is addressing underlying or co-occurring trauma and ADHD.
I provide space and guidance to address mental health concerns to support your quality of life. My name is Eliza and I have worked as a licensed therapist in mental health clinics, psychiatric hospitals, and private practice settings. Throughout the years, I have supported a diverse range of patients and clients in improving their mental health. I am experienced in treating anxiety, depression, mood disorders, ADHD, substance abuse, addiction, eating disorders, trauma, struggles with life transitions, self-esteem, and relationships. My current area of focus is addressing underlying or co-occurring trauma and ADHD.
(737) 204-8375 View (737) 204-8375
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Natalia Mirkowicz
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LPC
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78746
Maybe asking for help isn’t natural for you, you’d rather figure it out on your own. Or you’ve felt misunderstood and letting someone in is a big risk. You've been told you are "too" sensitive and it feels like you experience life differently from everyone around you. Do you bounce between numb and overwhelmed? You're the type to work hard, hold yourself to a high standard, and yet don’t feel confident that you’re doing enough. Perhaps you identify as neurodivergent (ADHD, gifted, Highly Sensitive Person, twice exceptional) or suspect that you may be?
Maybe asking for help isn’t natural for you, you’d rather figure it out on your own. Or you’ve felt misunderstood and letting someone in is a big risk. You've been told you are "too" sensitive and it feels like you experience life differently from everyone around you. Do you bounce between numb and overwhelmed? You're the type to work hard, hold yourself to a high standard, and yet don’t feel confident that you’re doing enough. Perhaps you identify as neurodivergent (ADHD, gifted, Highly Sensitive Person, twice exceptional) or suspect that you may be?
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Geode Health
LPC-Associate, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78746
Open and taking new clients! (telehealth) The "ideal client" I imagine working with is an individual that is characterized by having difficulty coping with anxiety, self-esteem, ADHD, relationships, and offer Christian based counseling. The needs of the client I imagine would be empathy and compassion towards that individual, space for their voice to heard and their story to be respected. I imagine my ideal client would desire "practical" but, "impactful" coping techniques to alleviate symptoms. I imagine my "ideal" client aspiring to regain "control" back into their lives and to feel "empowered."
Open and taking new clients! (telehealth) The "ideal client" I imagine working with is an individual that is characterized by having difficulty coping with anxiety, self-esteem, ADHD, relationships, and offer Christian based counseling. The needs of the client I imagine would be empathy and compassion towards that individual, space for their voice to heard and their story to be respected. I imagine my ideal client would desire "practical" but, "impactful" coping techniques to alleviate symptoms. I imagine my "ideal" client aspiring to regain "control" back into their lives and to feel "empowered."
(630) 324-4767 View (630) 324-4767
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Noel Curry
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78731  (Online Only)
I want you to know that I see you and understand that you're facing challenges. You may be dealing with anxiety, struggling with low mood, finding it difficult to concentrate with ADHD, or experiencing difficulties in your relationships. Your goals are unique to you, but they might include finding effective ways to manage your anxiety or depression, improving your self-esteem, and fostering personal growth. You want to gain a deeper understanding of yourself, identify patterns that hold you back, and develop healthier coping strategies to navigate life's ups and downs.
I want you to know that I see you and understand that you're facing challenges. You may be dealing with anxiety, struggling with low mood, finding it difficult to concentrate with ADHD, or experiencing difficulties in your relationships. Your goals are unique to you, but they might include finding effective ways to manage your anxiety or depression, improving your self-esteem, and fostering personal growth. You want to gain a deeper understanding of yourself, identify patterns that hold you back, and develop healthier coping strategies to navigate life's ups and downs.
(832) 501-9586 View (832) 501-9586
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Christine Molina
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, EMDR, AEDP, IFS, SE
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78758  (Online Only)
I help adults struggling with anxiety, trauma, ADHD and painful experiences heal and make needed changes. Life is messy, complicated, and hectic. It's normal to have times when you feel stuck, overwhelmed or like you don't measure up. You may have tried to make changes on your own and keep hitting the same stumbling blocks in relationships, work or school. With sensitivity and compassion, I can help you tap into your inner resources and healing ability so you can work through stuck points and feel more at peace and in control.
I help adults struggling with anxiety, trauma, ADHD and painful experiences heal and make needed changes. Life is messy, complicated, and hectic. It's normal to have times when you feel stuck, overwhelmed or like you don't measure up. You may have tried to make changes on your own and keep hitting the same stumbling blocks in relationships, work or school. With sensitivity and compassion, I can help you tap into your inner resources and healing ability so you can work through stuck points and feel more at peace and in control.
(512) 991-3556 View (512) 991-3556
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Laura McDowell-Salcedo, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78731
I provide counseling services to adults with a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, relationship problems, addictions and ADHD. I offer individual and couples psychotherapy services. My style is interactive and supportive, yet direct in working with clients and I view psychotherapy as a collaborative effort between therapist and client.I use a combination of therapy techniques suited to your individual needs which may include: Cognitive-Behavioral (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR), Family Systems, Humanistic and Relational.
I provide counseling services to adults with a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, relationship problems, addictions and ADHD. I offer individual and couples psychotherapy services. My style is interactive and supportive, yet direct in working with clients and I view psychotherapy as a collaborative effort between therapist and client.I use a combination of therapy techniques suited to your individual needs which may include: Cognitive-Behavioral (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR), Family Systems, Humanistic and Relational.
(512) 598-4711 View (512) 598-4711
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Mayra Alvarado
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, QMHP-CS
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78746
Waitlist for new clients
I have experience working with individuals who have ADHD, autism, and other neurodiverse individuals.
Hello! My passion is working with pre-teens, adolescents, and adults. If you or your child are navigating life transitions or a difficult period in your life, I can provide a nonjudgmental and safe place to help you or a loved one get through these moments. I use my skills to help clients achieve their short and long-term goals. I collaborate with my clients to become present in their everyday lives and not allow life to pass them by with overwhelming emotions or symptoms. If you are experiencing depression, or anxiety, struggling with ADHD, or have been diagnosed with a chronic illness, I'll be happy to assist you in this journey.
I have experience working with individuals who have ADHD, autism, and other neurodiverse individuals.
Hello! My passion is working with pre-teens, adolescents, and adults. If you or your child are navigating life transitions or a difficult period in your life, I can provide a nonjudgmental and safe place to help you or a loved one get through these moments. I use my skills to help clients achieve their short and long-term goals. I collaborate with my clients to become present in their everyday lives and not allow life to pass them by with overwhelming emotions or symptoms. If you are experiencing depression, or anxiety, struggling with ADHD, or have been diagnosed with a chronic illness, I'll be happy to assist you in this journey.
(737) 530-2885 View (737) 530-2885
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Lauren Jeanne Ryan
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78723  (Online Only)
My passions are helping adults, teens, children navigate ADHD, life transitions and developmental trauma. Navigating life with ADHD can be difficult at any age. I seek to help parents, children and adults learn to accept the gifts and manage the challenges of living a successful life with ADHD. Life transitions are major life events that can be difficult to work through. Developmental trauma occurs when we do not get what we need emotionally from our caregivers as children. Altough often intentional this can leave us feeling damaged and unloved. I seek to help you discover how to connect to and love yourself and others.
My passions are helping adults, teens, children navigate ADHD, life transitions and developmental trauma. Navigating life with ADHD can be difficult at any age. I seek to help parents, children and adults learn to accept the gifts and manage the challenges of living a successful life with ADHD. Life transitions are major life events that can be difficult to work through. Developmental trauma occurs when we do not get what we need emotionally from our caregivers as children. Altough often intentional this can leave us feeling damaged and unloved. I seek to help you discover how to connect to and love yourself and others.
(512) 982-9474 View (512) 982-9474
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Peter Lemons
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78745
I also help clients better manage ADHD, and to navigate important life changes, including loss.
I provide psychotherapy and psychological and cognitive assessment. As a psychologist, I tailor my therapeutic approach to fit your needs. I value collaboration in our work together, and I strive to establish a framework of compassion and understanding. In therapy, we will work together to focus on the concerns that matter most.
I also help clients better manage ADHD, and to navigate important life changes, including loss.
I provide psychotherapy and psychological and cognitive assessment. As a psychologist, I tailor my therapeutic approach to fit your needs. I value collaboration in our work together, and I strive to establish a framework of compassion and understanding. In therapy, we will work together to focus on the concerns that matter most.
(512) 318-2743 View (512) 318-2743

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.