Support for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Adults
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a chronic condition, meaning the symptoms, such as an inability to concentrate, poor organizational skills, and trouble with time management, may persist throughout a person’s life. With appropriate treatment, adults of any age can learn coping strategies that help them to manage the symptoms of ADHD.
NYU Langone experts offer several forms of support and ongoing care for adults with ADHD.
Whether you were diagnosed with ADHD in childhood or are newly diagnosed, NYU Langone physicians can provide ongoing treatment to help alleviate the symptoms of ADHD and change any undesirable behaviors associated with the condition.
Most people with ADHD visit a psychiatrist or psychologist on a regular basis in an effort to lessen symptoms. Our experts can provide you with information about the ADHD and how it affects your life. They can also help you to manage any coexisting mental heath conditions, such as anxiety or depression, and to develop skills that make it easier to live with ADHD.
Medication to treat the symptoms of ADHD is closely supervised by NYU Langone psychiatrists, who work with you to ensure proper dosing and use. Our experts meet with you regularly to tailor the dosage of the medication, ensure that it is working as expected, and manage any side effects, such as weight loss, insomnia, or headaches. They also provide answers to any questions you may have about the medication.
Some adults with ADHD may benefit by participating in clinical trials. During a clinical trial, new medications, medical devices, or other treatments are evaluated in strict, scientifically controlled settings. These research studies are required before new therapies can be approved by government regulatory agencies, such as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
NYU Langone psychiatrists and psychologists maintain a very active research program that is dedicated to investigating new diagnostic strategies and medications that may be helpful in the treatment of people with ADHD. Our experts can help guide you through the enrollment process if you and your doctor decide that a trial is a good option for you.