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Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD) Treatment NYC

What is ADHD?

Do you have trouble concentrating for a sustained period of time? Do you get distracted very easily? Do you lose things often? Do these symptoms cause problems at your work or arguments in your family? Do you have a child who is fidgety, jumps up in class, talks excessively, and has endless energy? Does your child have a hard time paying attention, completing homework, get in trouble in school for talking over the teacher, not being able to listen in class and interrupting often?
All these symptoms can be signs of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. When these behaviors occur in at least two important areas of life (work/home or school/home) and interfere with one’s life, ADHD is often diagnosed. Unfortunately, ADHD sometimes coexists with other psychological and behavioral problems. Children with ADHD are also prone to being defiant, oppositional or struggle with anxiety and depression. Adults can also experience anxiety and depression as well as difficulty in social settings and the work environment.

The good news is, we can help. New York Behavioral Health professionals use evidence-based practices. Since we use scientifically supported treatments for ADHD, there is good reason to believe your or your child’s problems can begin to improve very soon.

How Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) Can Help with ADHD

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy has been proven effective in the treatment of both child and adult ADHD. Warm, caring, professionals can offer CBT therapy in a comfortable setting at New York Behavioral Health, which is conveniently located on Madison Avenue at 42nd Street. Our compassionate staff have been extensively trained in scientifically supported techniques to efficiently reduce your and your child’s suffering. We also work with experienced and knowledgeable psychiatrists if we determine that medication could be helpful. We know it is not easy to get started, but we are here to help you get on the path to a better life.
For information about CBT therapy, please email or call New York Behavioral Health, and a staff member will be there to answer your questions. Your privacy and comfort are a priority, and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have about your and your child’s problems and their treatment.

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If you are interested in more technical details about ADHD, please continue to read below, but at any point feel free to call us if we can be of help.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)Diagnosis

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is characterized by behaviors that lead to academic and work difficulties, as well as social problems. Unfortunately, there are numerous comorbidities that may develop if untreated.

ADHD is behaviorally diagnosed, which means that the behavior of the individual is assessed in at least two settings (e.g., school/work and home). Difficulty completing projects, misplacing things, or difficulty sustaining attention are a few symptoms that may be reported.

There are three subtypes:

  • 1) Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Inattentive Type

  • 2) Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Hyperactive Type

  • 3) Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Combined Type

The symptom assessment determines which subtype is the most appropriate diagnosis.

Symptoms include

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Inattentive Symptoms

  • 1) difficulty giving attention to close details

  • 2) difficulty sustaining attention at various tasks

  • 3) often seems not to listen, even when spoken to directly

  • 4) often does not follow instructions or complete longer lasting tasks

  • 5) often fails to organize tasks or activities

  • 6) often avoids tasks that require sustained mental effort

  • 7) often loses things 

  • 8) easily distracted

  • 9) often forgetful 

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Hyperactive Symptoms

  • 1) often fidgets

  • 2) often has difficulty remaining seated for long periods of time

  • 3) restlessness

  • 4) difficulty engaging in leisure activities quietly

  • 5) is often perceived as "on the go"

  • 6) talks excessively

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Impulsivity

  • 1) often answers questions before the question is completed

  • 2) often speaks out of turn

  • 3) often interrupts or intrudes into others' conversations