About 6.1 million children in the United States can’t focus or sit still because of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). These issues can carry through to adulthood and continue to cause challenges. At Melissa Quinn, MD, ADHD evaluations are available in-office or online to confirm an ADHD diagnosis. Dr. Quinn customizes treatment plans using lifestyle changes, nutraceuticals, and medications if needed to help you or your child stay in control of ADHD symptoms. Call the office in the Westwood neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, today to schedule an ADHD evaluation or book an appointment online today.
ADHD is a neurodevelopmental condition that often occurs in childhood and affects people through adulthood.
When you have ADHD, you may have difficulty paying attention, struggle to control impulsive behaviors, and find it hard to sit still for extended periods of time. These issues can cause problems for children at home or school and can affect an adult’s ability to maintain a job or relationships.
The root cause of ADHD isn’t well understood but exposure to toxins, alcohol, or tobacco during pregnancy can increase your risk for developing the condition. You might also experience ADHD symptoms after a brain injury.
You should schedule a diagnostic evaluation for ADHD at Melissa Quinn, MD if you or your child have symptoms that interfere with school, work, or your relationships. These symptoms can include:
Dr. Quinn offers ADHD evaluations on-site and through an online telemedicine platform. She discusses your symptoms and reviews your lifestyle and medical history to learn more about your condition.
Based on the results of your evaluation, Dr. Quinn customizes a treatment plan to help you manage you or your child’s symptoms and improve your quality of life.
Treating ADHD typically involves a combination of therapies that minimize your symptoms and help you better cope with challenges at home, work, and school.
Dr. Quinn uses ADHD treatment strategies like:
Children and adults can benefit from lifestyle changes like reduced screen time, more physical activity, and good quality sleep each night. You should also follow a healthy diet and limit processed foods and sugar.
To increase the nutritional value of your diet, Dr. Quinn can recommend nutraceuticals. Nutraceuticals are supplements that contain essential nutrients your body needs to stay healthy. These supplements can also reduce your risk for chronic illnesses.
If lifestyle changes aren’t enough to manage ADHD symptoms, you or your child may need medications. There are different types of medications that reduce impulsive behaviors and improve concentration in children and adults.
For children, behavioral therapy may be necessary to improve their academic success. Dr. Quinn can also provide resources that help you better manage your child’s behaviors at home and in social settings.
To schedule a diagnostic evaluation for ADHD symptoms for you or your child, call the office of Melissa Quinn, MD, today or book an appointment online.