ADHD Testing and Treatment

At Max Psychiatry we provide comprehensive treatment of ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) to adolescents and Adult residents of Cary, Raleigh, Durham , Apex, Wake forest area in North Carolina. ADHD is a chronic condition marked by persistent inattention, hyperactivity, and sometimes impulsivity. It begins in childhood and often lasts into adulthood. As many as 2 out of every 3 children with ADHD continue to have symptoms as adults. Our team of experts offer a range of treatment options to help clients manage their ADHD symptoms. 

ADHD Q & A

What are the common Symptoms of ADHD ?


Symptoms of ADHD can differ from person to person, but there are three basic types of ADHD. Each one is identified by the symptoms of hyperactivity, impulsivity, and inattention. When the main symptoms are inattention, distraction, and disorganization, the type is usually called primarily inattentive. The symptoms of hyperactivity and possibly impulsiveness appear to diminish with age but are seen in the primarily hyperactive/impulsive type. The third type has some symptoms from each of the other two and is called the combined type. Patients with ADHD or ADD often have trouble functioning at home and in school and can have difficulty making and keeping friends. If left untreated, ADHD may interfere with school and work, as well as with social and emotional development. Patients with ADHD may have:


Difficulty paying attention

Procrastination

Being easily bored

Difficulty completing projects

Difficulty learning something new

Being easily distracted and forgetful

Not listening when someone is speaking

Frequent squirming or fidgeting

Needing to be in constant motion

Difficulty participating in quiet activities

Talking incessantly

Blurting out inappropriate words or comments

Interrupting others

Difficulty controlling emotions

Interrupting other conversations frequently


With age symptoms of ADHD may reduce, however it is extremely unlikely for it to completely go away. There are strategies which help clients manage their ADHD symptoms and pretty much live normal lives.


How does Max Psychiatry diagnose and treat ADHD ? 


Unlike many medical conditions, ADHD cannot be diagnosed by drawing blood or ordering an MRI. Instead, healthcare professionals rely on symptoms reported by the patient or specific kinds of cognitive testing to assess brain function. There are neuropsychological tests that can provide precise information on brain functioning and attention problems. At Max Psychiatry, we administer ADHD tests in a comfortable environment  under the guidance of trained staff.


Often patients with ADHD benefit from a combination of medication management and psychotherapy. A combined treatment approach allows the patient to develop necessary focus and concentration, as well as, lifelong coping skills to manage ongoing symptoms. Through therapy, a patient is taught to recognize the hyperactive and inattentive behavioral patterns. Once those behaviors are noticed, our psychiatrist or therapist can work with the patient to help him or her develop practical skills to reduce the impact of ADHD symptoms


What will it cost me ?


At Max psychiatry, our team is well-versed in managing ADHD and has helped hundreds of clients in Raleigh, Durham, Cary, Apex, Morrisville, Chapel Hill, Wake forest areas of NC. We accept most of the major health insurances such as Aetna, Cigna, Medicare, BCBS, United, Humana, Multiplan etc.  Click here for the full list of insurances, we accept. Please call our office at 919-386-0402 or email us at doctor@maxpsychiatry.com to ask about your out-of-pocket cost.