ADHD,Adult ADHD

Do you suffer from Adult ADD?

Fidgeting, interrupting conversations, losing things, and forgetting a train of thought. Most people have these problems every once in a while. However, a long and persistent history of restless, impulsive, or inattentive behavior may be a sign of Adult ADD.

This is especially true if these behaviors have persisted since childhood and cause problems at work, home, or in social situations. Recent research suggests that Adult ADHD is under diagnosed and under treated. Many adults with ADD suffer unnecessarily and struggle through their lives without the support and help they need.

It is estimated that ADHD affects around 4-5% of the adult population, or more than 9 million adults. Only a small fraction of these will find expert professional help. Without guidance, many will medicate themselves with caffeine, nicotine, or sometimes even illicit substances like cocaine or methamphetamines just to manage their symptoms and achieve some sense of normalcy.

If you experience any of these behaviors, you may be one of the millions of adults with Attention Deficit Disorder or ADD. We sometimes refer to ADD as Attention Surplus, dividing your attention into many areas at the same time. Ask yourself the following questions:

  • Do you have difficulty concentrating or focusing your attention on one thing?

  • Do you often start multiple projects at the same time, but rarely finish them?

  • Do you have trouble staying organized?

  • Do you procrastinate on projects that take a lot of attention to detail or sustained concentration?

  • Do you have problems remembering appointments or obligations?

  • Do you have trouble staying seated during meetings or other activities?

  • Are you restless or fidgety?

  • Do you often lose or misplace things?

If you answered “Yes” to all or many of these questions please contact us and we can help you get started with a plan to improve your life. We’ll explain all of your options, our treatment approach, as well as where our clinicians can determine whether or not you have ADD/ADHD.

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WHY ARE WE DIFFERENT?

Most medical doctors who treat ADD/ADHD do so as part of a larger practice. ADHD Specialists focuses primarily on only treating ADD and related conditions. This intense focus allows us to continually sharpen our clinical skills, attend specialized training, utilize the latest therapies, and build our process to meet the specific needs of our clients.

Often medical, testing and counseling services are all separately owned and located practices. It just does not make sense to have to travel from one location to another to treat the same condition. Besides the issue of time and travel, how cohesive and effective is care being delivered in multiple locations by multiple, unrelated providers who don’t have time to talk to each other?

We Are Conveniently Located

in the Northern area of Los Angeles, the San Fernando Valley, in the City of Encino, near the 405 and 101 freeway interchange.
15720 Ventura Blvd. #503

Encino, CA 91436