ADHD

Treatment for ADHD

Comprehensive Behavioral Health can help you understand ADHD symptoms and learn how they relate to day-to-day life for both children and adults. Individuals with ADHD may struggle with any number of tasks on a daily basis, but with the proper treatment, they can better understand and manage their symptoms. CBH offers therapy for ADHD in Maryland, Virginia, and the DMV metro area.

What Is ADHD?

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder creates symptoms related to inattention, hyperactivity or impulsivity. Inattentive symptoms of ADHD include difficulty focusing and disorganization. Hyperactive or impulsive ADHD symptoms include fidgeting, interrupting others and talking without stopping. Individuals with ADHD may have one main category of symptoms or a combination of all three.

The behavior symptoms associated with ADHD can make certain structured tasks difficult for children. These factors often go hand-in-hand with school avoidance — a common situation in which children and teenagers feel anxious or fearful toward schooling. Addressing the underlying symptoms of ADHD can help individuals increase their well-being, making school into a learning environment again rather than a challenge they encounter every day.

About 8.4 percent of children experience symptoms of ADHD, making it one of the most common mental conditions among children. Around 2.5 percent of adults also have ADHD. ADHD can be identified using diagnostic assessments, scales and the individual’s history.

ADHD Treatment Available at CBH

An effective ADHD treatment plan has two elements:

  • Medication management: Taking medication is one of the most effective steps in managing the symptoms of ADHD. Many individuals with ADHD choose to take stimulant or non-stimulant medications to improve their symptoms. These medicines modulate the amount of chemicals in the brain that manage concentration and memory. Our ADHD psychiatrists can work with you or your child to find the right medication for them.
  • Therapy: Behavioral therapy for ADHD involves raising the patient’s awareness of certain behaviors and teaching them how to manage these actions using appropriate skills. Our ADHS psychologists and therapists can provide psychoeducation to help you and/or your child better understand the effects of ADHD and teach skills to better manage symptoms.

Telepsychiatry Services for Individuals With ADHD

CBH offers telemedicine services to individuals across Maryland, and Virginia. You or a loved one may qualify for insurance coverage under our care. Please contact our office to find out if we take your plan.

Schedule an Appointment for You or Your Child

At Comprehensive Behavioral Health, we nurture a compassionate environment where you can receive care without judgment. We understand that managing the symptoms of ADHD can be difficult, and we want you to feel at ease at our practice. Please contact our office online or call 703-812-4642 to schedule an appointment. Our team serves children and adults in the Washington, D.C., metro area, Arlington, VA and Bethesda, MD.