ADHD Therapists in San Antonio, TX

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Well Mind Center
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
San Antonio, TX 78216
Jones, we strive to be San Antonio’s premier source for research-proven non-medication treatment for ADD/ADHD, addictions, anxiety, autistic spectrum disorders, behavioral problems, brain fog, emotional dysregulation, impulse control problems, insomnia, mood disorders, and PTSD.
The Well Mind Center of San Antonio is an integrative environment for mental health. We utilize powerful evidence-based practices to individualize our approach, addressing your specific needs. The highly skilled clinicians of the Well Mind Center welcome you to call for an appointment.
Jones, we strive to be San Antonio’s premier source for research-proven non-medication treatment for ADD/ADHD, addictions, anxiety, autistic spectrum disorders, behavioral problems, brain fog, emotional dysregulation, impulse control problems, insomnia, mood disorders, and PTSD.
The Well Mind Center of San Antonio is an integrative environment for mental health. We utilize powerful evidence-based practices to individualize our approach, addressing your specific needs. The highly skilled clinicians of the Well Mind Center welcome you to call for an appointment.
(210) 319-4569 View (210) 319-4569
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Jennifer Cleveland
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
San Antonio, TX 78213
Waitlist for new clients
I provide teletherapy and in person sessions for adults and young adults with ADHD, Autism/Asperger's, depression, generalized anxiety, social anxiety, parenting issues and general life stress.
Are you struggling? I can help. I am a licensed psychologist with over 20 years of experience helping individuals with a variety of issues ranging from depression and anxiety to executive functioning and parenting issues. Often, my clients tell me that they struggle for too long before seeking help because they hope things will improve or they are ashamed of their issues. I am non-judgmental and can offer you the professional help you've been looking for. I hope you reach out today and start your journey of change, hope, and improved mental health.
I provide teletherapy and in person sessions for adults and young adults with ADHD, Autism/Asperger's, depression, generalized anxiety, social anxiety, parenting issues and general life stress.
Are you struggling? I can help. I am a licensed psychologist with over 20 years of experience helping individuals with a variety of issues ranging from depression and anxiety to executive functioning and parenting issues. Often, my clients tell me that they struggle for too long before seeking help because they hope things will improve or they are ashamed of their issues. I am non-judgmental and can offer you the professional help you've been looking for. I hope you reach out today and start your journey of change, hope, and improved mental health.
(210) 934-3683 View (210) 934-3683
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Lisa Pinkstaff
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, BCN, BCB
Verified Verified
San Antonio, TX 78249
You are not a diagnosis. You are an individual that just wants to have your brain be sharper; be calmer; or having your child have a better experience in school. My clients are tired of medications and want to see more permanent improvements in their daily lives. ADD, ADHD, anxiety, depression....almost everything that stems from the brain benefits from neurofeedback. Adults who feel "foggy", unmotivated and chaotic, use this therapy to optimize their brain. My clients are generally between 7 and 75 years of age. They have sleep issues, chronic stress or may not engage with others well. I can help you.
You are not a diagnosis. You are an individual that just wants to have your brain be sharper; be calmer; or having your child have a better experience in school. My clients are tired of medications and want to see more permanent improvements in their daily lives. ADD, ADHD, anxiety, depression....almost everything that stems from the brain benefits from neurofeedback. Adults who feel "foggy", unmotivated and chaotic, use this therapy to optimize their brain. My clients are generally between 7 and 75 years of age. They have sleep issues, chronic stress or may not engage with others well. I can help you.
(210) 775-6337 View (210) 775-6337
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Tracey Ungar
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
San Antonio, TX 78209  (Online Only)
I am a psychologist with thirty-years of experience as a therapist, educator, and group facilitator. I work via tele-health. I am licensed in Texas and New York. I received my degrees from New York University and Long Island University and then moved to Texas to work with active duty servicemembers. In my private practice, I specialize in ADHD coaching, Depression, PTSD, Chemical Sensitivity Syndrome, Psychedelic Plant Medicine Integration, Interior Design Consultation, and Racial/Cultural Identity.
I am a psychologist with thirty-years of experience as a therapist, educator, and group facilitator. I work via tele-health. I am licensed in Texas and New York. I received my degrees from New York University and Long Island University and then moved to Texas to work with active duty servicemembers. In my private practice, I specialize in ADHD coaching, Depression, PTSD, Chemical Sensitivity Syndrome, Psychedelic Plant Medicine Integration, Interior Design Consultation, and Racial/Cultural Identity.
(210) 441-9870 View (210) 441-9870
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Marivel Tijerina
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, LPC-A, MEd
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
San Antonio, TX 78254
Thank you for taking the first step in searching for a therapist. I am committed to guiding children and teens through life's difficulties, challenging emotions, and fostering positive change. I have 9 years of combined experience as a certified school counselor and licensed professional counselor associate in working with children and teens dealing with anxiety, school issues, ADHD, and depression. My approach is warm, empathetic, and collaborative, aiming to create a safe space for expression, exploration of thoughts and emotions, and growth.
Thank you for taking the first step in searching for a therapist. I am committed to guiding children and teens through life's difficulties, challenging emotions, and fostering positive change. I have 9 years of combined experience as a certified school counselor and licensed professional counselor associate in working with children and teens dealing with anxiety, school issues, ADHD, and depression. My approach is warm, empathetic, and collaborative, aiming to create a safe space for expression, exploration of thoughts and emotions, and growth.
(210) 941-2615 View (210) 941-2615
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Josephine Langham
LPC Associate, LPC-A
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Antonio, TX 78232  (Online Only)
I specialize in working with women suffering from depression, shame, anxiety, ADHD, and insecurity.
Sharing your story and asking for help can feel scary, and thats okay! I am here to listen. You may feel overwhelmed, discouraged, or lost in connecting to your authentic self. Feelings of guilt and shame may be making it hard to forgive yourself. Or difficulty finding motivation or a life transition has left you at a loss of control over your environment—unsaid expectations about how you "should" look or feel left you exhausted. Or perhaps fear and anxiety are holding you back, making you feel stuck. If so, I am here to help. I provide a safe, non-judgmental space where you can feel heard and understood while you heal.
I specialize in working with women suffering from depression, shame, anxiety, ADHD, and insecurity.
Sharing your story and asking for help can feel scary, and thats okay! I am here to listen. You may feel overwhelmed, discouraged, or lost in connecting to your authentic self. Feelings of guilt and shame may be making it hard to forgive yourself. Or difficulty finding motivation or a life transition has left you at a loss of control over your environment—unsaid expectations about how you "should" look or feel left you exhausted. Or perhaps fear and anxiety are holding you back, making you feel stuck. If so, I am here to help. I provide a safe, non-judgmental space where you can feel heard and understood while you heal.
(512) 601-8982 View (512) 601-8982
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Amanda Sharp
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Antonio, TX 78258
Dr. Sharp conducts comprehensive psychological evaluations for all ages. Evaluation services include testing for learning disorders, ADHD, autism spectrum disorder (ASD), developmental evaluations, other psychological & cognitive (IQ) concerns; diagnostic clarification, adoption cases, foster care services, & more. We also offer psychological testing for independent educational evaluations (IEE), 2e, law enforcement, TPAPN, & related assessments. We assess for school readiness & entrance examinations. We offer CANS assessments. We work closely with families & the community to provide quality care & services to our clients.
Dr. Sharp conducts comprehensive psychological evaluations for all ages. Evaluation services include testing for learning disorders, ADHD, autism spectrum disorder (ASD), developmental evaluations, other psychological & cognitive (IQ) concerns; diagnostic clarification, adoption cases, foster care services, & more. We also offer psychological testing for independent educational evaluations (IEE), 2e, law enforcement, TPAPN, & related assessments. We assess for school readiness & entrance examinations. We offer CANS assessments. We work closely with families & the community to provide quality care & services to our clients.
(210) 941-2713 View (210) 941-2713
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Lilia Montes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Antonio, TX 78244  (Online Only)
I have a passion for supporting my community of color, LGBTQIA+, and ADHD/neurodivergent.
Hello and thank you for taking a chance on therapy, reaching out is one of the hardest parts and you are taking the first step. Finding a fitting therapist is a big part of your success in therapy, so if it does not initially work out, remember you can find a suitable option. Our initial meeting will be a 15-minute consultation to ensure we are compatible for each other to maximize your therapeutic experience. Reach out to me via phone or email to set up the consult and I can provide next step information.
I have a passion for supporting my community of color, LGBTQIA+, and ADHD/neurodivergent.
Hello and thank you for taking a chance on therapy, reaching out is one of the hardest parts and you are taking the first step. Finding a fitting therapist is a big part of your success in therapy, so if it does not initially work out, remember you can find a suitable option. Our initial meeting will be a 15-minute consultation to ensure we are compatible for each other to maximize your therapeutic experience. Reach out to me via phone or email to set up the consult and I can provide next step information.
(210) 761-6272 View (210) 761-6272
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Allen Novian
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, LPC-S, BCN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Antonio, TX 78258
If you are struggling with anxiety, ADD/ADHD, OCD, learning disabilities, communication and relationship issues, recovering from divorce, or high functioning autistic (formerly ASD), then I am the right person for you. I strive in every encounter to: 1) listen to you in an attentive, genuine, non-judging manner 2) provide conversations that help you change and "re-story" negative patterns or relationships in your life 3) help you learn new skills and ways of thinking that will help you make positive change and 4) always respect your right to be an active participant in the counseling process.
If you are struggling with anxiety, ADD/ADHD, OCD, learning disabilities, communication and relationship issues, recovering from divorce, or high functioning autistic (formerly ASD), then I am the right person for you. I strive in every encounter to: 1) listen to you in an attentive, genuine, non-judging manner 2) provide conversations that help you change and "re-story" negative patterns or relationships in your life 3) help you learn new skills and ways of thinking that will help you make positive change and 4) always respect your right to be an active participant in the counseling process.
(210) 255-2015 View (210) 255-2015
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Esperanza Counseling Services
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC, LPC-S
Verified Verified
San Antonio, TX 78217
I have experience working with ADD/ADHD, ODD, OCD, bipolar disorder, anxiety, depression, divorce recovery, spiritual issues & PTSD.
*** www.EsperanzaCounselingSA.com *** Esperanza Counseling Services offers evening & weekend sessions in English and/or Spanish. I enjoy working with people of all ages: 3 - 100. The purpose of counseling is to instill hope, provide a safe place for people to voice their feelings and concerns, while empowering them with tools to improve their lives. Everyone deserves to be treated with dignity and respect regardless of their age or circumstances. I have many years of experience working with children who have attention deficits and hyperactivity (ADHD). I worked in public schools for 8 years; 4 of which as a Parent Educator.
I have experience working with ADD/ADHD, ODD, OCD, bipolar disorder, anxiety, depression, divorce recovery, spiritual issues & PTSD.
*** www.EsperanzaCounselingSA.com *** Esperanza Counseling Services offers evening & weekend sessions in English and/or Spanish. I enjoy working with people of all ages: 3 - 100. The purpose of counseling is to instill hope, provide a safe place for people to voice their feelings and concerns, while empowering them with tools to improve their lives. Everyone deserves to be treated with dignity and respect regardless of their age or circumstances. I have many years of experience working with children who have attention deficits and hyperactivity (ADHD). I worked in public schools for 8 years; 4 of which as a Parent Educator.
(210) 598-7503 View (210) 598-7503
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Michelle Vignon
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, LPC-A
Verified Verified
San Antonio, TX 78217
There are times in life when the challenges of life feel like they are hanging on like a weight. ADHD, emotional intensities, perfectionism, and underachievement are like crashing waves where you feel out of control. Events in your life hanging on into the present. So many things have been tried, for you or your child, yet no change. Those moments of frustration and discouragement continue to grow with no relief. Not knowing what to do makes this time feels discouraging, alone, and without hope. You want relief, a way to make it through, a way to move forward so that life can begin to feel more bearable and less like a struggle.
There are times in life when the challenges of life feel like they are hanging on like a weight. ADHD, emotional intensities, perfectionism, and underachievement are like crashing waves where you feel out of control. Events in your life hanging on into the present. So many things have been tried, for you or your child, yet no change. Those moments of frustration and discouragement continue to grow with no relief. Not knowing what to do makes this time feels discouraging, alone, and without hope. You want relief, a way to make it through, a way to move forward so that life can begin to feel more bearable and less like a struggle.
(210) 985-9577 View (210) 985-9577
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Jarodd Hundley
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
San Antonio, TX 78249  (Online Only)
Jarodd has worked in multiple settings and has clinical experience in the areas of domestic violence, substance abuse, ADHD, PTSD, psychotherapy, anxiety, depression, and couples counseling.
Jarodd is a licensed professional counselor in Louisiana and Texas. Jarodd originally is from New Orleans, Louisiana but was displaced by hurricane Katrina in 2005 and now resides in Texas. Jarodd received his Master’s Degree in 2014 from The University of Louisiana Monroe in Marriage and Family Therapy / Counseling. Jarodd aims to help clients establish and reach their desired goals during the counseling process. Jarodd believes that change is a process.
Jarodd has worked in multiple settings and has clinical experience in the areas of domestic violence, substance abuse, ADHD, PTSD, psychotherapy, anxiety, depression, and couples counseling.
Jarodd is a licensed professional counselor in Louisiana and Texas. Jarodd originally is from New Orleans, Louisiana but was displaced by hurricane Katrina in 2005 and now resides in Texas. Jarodd received his Master’s Degree in 2014 from The University of Louisiana Monroe in Marriage and Family Therapy / Counseling. Jarodd aims to help clients establish and reach their desired goals during the counseling process. Jarodd believes that change is a process.
(210) 934-1282 View (210) 934-1282
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Mindful Therapy with Lydia
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
San Antonio, TX 78257  (Online Only)
Lydia Friese is a Licensed Professional Counselor , 86941. Lydia earned her M.S. in Clinical Psychology with a specialization in Clinical Counseling. She specializes in relationship issues, Substance Abuse Disorders, ADHD, Borderline Personality Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, PTSD, Anxiety and Depression. She has 3 years of experience in working with children, adolescents, teens, couples, adults and families. Lydia’s goal is to provide clients a safe space for clients to move into awareness and gain self-trust. In turn seeing life's challenges as manageable.
Lydia Friese is a Licensed Professional Counselor , 86941. Lydia earned her M.S. in Clinical Psychology with a specialization in Clinical Counseling. She specializes in relationship issues, Substance Abuse Disorders, ADHD, Borderline Personality Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, PTSD, Anxiety and Depression. She has 3 years of experience in working with children, adolescents, teens, couples, adults and families. Lydia’s goal is to provide clients a safe space for clients to move into awareness and gain self-trust. In turn seeing life's challenges as manageable.
(210) 504-7448 View (210) 504-7448
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Olimpia Calaway
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
San Antonio, TX 78201  (Online Only)
Whether it is anxiety, depressions, ADHD, or relationship issues, I am here to help.
Hi there, I’m Olimpia Do you ever feel hopeless? Are you struggling to keep up with day to day basic routines? Is it hard to give yourself some love? I help to manage symptoms of anxiety and depression by learning and identifying triggers , looking at it from a different perspective, and how to have a better relationship with yourself. I do have an eclectic approach that involves mindfulness, diet, exercise, meditation, and awareness.
Whether it is anxiety, depressions, ADHD, or relationship issues, I am here to help.
Hi there, I’m Olimpia Do you ever feel hopeless? Are you struggling to keep up with day to day basic routines? Is it hard to give yourself some love? I help to manage symptoms of anxiety and depression by learning and identifying triggers , looking at it from a different perspective, and how to have a better relationship with yourself. I do have an eclectic approach that involves mindfulness, diet, exercise, meditation, and awareness.
(210) 942-6837 View (210) 942-6837
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Margaret Richards Mauzé
Psychologist, PhD, ABPP
Verified Verified
San Antonio, TX 78209
I am a board certified pediatric psychologist dedicated to working with children and their families to improve the quality of their lives. I provide both psychoeducational and diagnostic assessments to children, teens, and adults. I assess for learning disabilities (Learning Disorders in Reading, Writing, Math) as well as general diagnostic evaluations to clarify if a child, teen, or adult is struggling with ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, etc.
I am a board certified pediatric psychologist dedicated to working with children and their families to improve the quality of their lives. I provide both psychoeducational and diagnostic assessments to children, teens, and adults. I assess for learning disabilities (Learning Disorders in Reading, Writing, Math) as well as general diagnostic evaluations to clarify if a child, teen, or adult is struggling with ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, etc.
(210) 796-9450 View (210) 796-9450
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Victoria McCool
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Antonio, TX 78230
As a mental health therapist, I have the privilege of working with a diverse range of clients aged 16 and above. I specialize in providing support to individuals who are navigating various challenges, such as ADHD, autism, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and life transitions. My goal is to create a safe and inclusive space where clients can explore their unique experiences and develop strategies to enhance their well-being. It's incredibly rewarding to witness the growth and resilience of my clients as they overcome obstacles and find their path to a fulfilling life.
As a mental health therapist, I have the privilege of working with a diverse range of clients aged 16 and above. I specialize in providing support to individuals who are navigating various challenges, such as ADHD, autism, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and life transitions. My goal is to create a safe and inclusive space where clients can explore their unique experiences and develop strategies to enhance their well-being. It's incredibly rewarding to witness the growth and resilience of my clients as they overcome obstacles and find their path to a fulfilling life.
(210) 966-8292 View (210) 966-8292
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Laura Beth Adams
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MS, LPC-A
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Antonio, TX 78216
Laura utilizes a variety of tools to best meet the unique needs of her clients to include: art, music, client-centered therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, humanistic and strength-based approaches, and mindfulness and sand tray based techniques. She has experience working with children and adolescents struggling with anxiety, depression, anger management, physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, PTSD, stress management, grief and loss, self-esteem, neurodiversity (ADHD and autism), and LBGTQIA+.
Laura utilizes a variety of tools to best meet the unique needs of her clients to include: art, music, client-centered therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, humanistic and strength-based approaches, and mindfulness and sand tray based techniques. She has experience working with children and adolescents struggling with anxiety, depression, anger management, physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, PTSD, stress management, grief and loss, self-esteem, neurodiversity (ADHD and autism), and LBGTQIA+.
(726) 232-2282 View (726) 232-2282
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Stephanie Rettig
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
San Antonio, TX 78216
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with nine years of clinical experience, regularly working with individuals of all ages, addressing concerns such as ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, Life Transitions, and Self Esteem. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, a Person-Centered approach, and a combination of many other modalities to provide tailored counseling to each person I work with during therapy. I believe in working closely with each client to foster a relationship that encourages greater self-acceptance, leading to growth and change in their lives.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with nine years of clinical experience, regularly working with individuals of all ages, addressing concerns such as ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, Life Transitions, and Self Esteem. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, a Person-Centered approach, and a combination of many other modalities to provide tailored counseling to each person I work with during therapy. I believe in working closely with each client to foster a relationship that encourages greater self-acceptance, leading to growth and change in their lives.
(737) 530-9097 View (737) 530-9097
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Kari Conyers-Brink
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
San Antonio, TX 78216  (Online Only)
I have been working in counseling since 2000. I provide individual and family therapy to those having difficulty with depression, anxiety, Autism, anger, ADHD/ADD, trauma, parenting, relationship and family issues.
I have been working in counseling since 2000. I provide individual and family therapy to those having difficulty with depression, anxiety, Autism, anger, ADHD/ADD, trauma, parenting, relationship and family issues.
(210) 796-8731 View (210) 796-8731
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Carrie N Dilley
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Antonio, TX 78258
I conduct assessments related to Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, Learning Disabilities, Sensory Processing Disorders, and differential diagnoses.
In my practice, I emphasize the importance of every individual knowing that they have been understood. I am passionate about helping others know themselves better and I meet my clients wherever they are regardless of age, area of struggle, or disability. My specializations are: Neurodevelopmental Delays including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention Issues, Behavioral Challenges, Impulse Control Issues, Learning Disabilities, and Regulation and Sensory Processing Disorders. I provide individual, family and group therapy, parent coaching, neuropsychological assessment, and school consultations.
I conduct assessments related to Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, Learning Disabilities, Sensory Processing Disorders, and differential diagnoses.
In my practice, I emphasize the importance of every individual knowing that they have been understood. I am passionate about helping others know themselves better and I meet my clients wherever they are regardless of age, area of struggle, or disability. My specializations are: Neurodevelopmental Delays including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention Issues, Behavioral Challenges, Impulse Control Issues, Learning Disabilities, and Regulation and Sensory Processing Disorders. I provide individual, family and group therapy, parent coaching, neuropsychological assessment, and school consultations.
(626) 539-2001 x2 View (626) 539-2001 x2

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.