Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a long-term condition that causes problems with attention and behavior that start during childhood and continue into adulthood. Thomas Kay, MD, and Georgina Bustamante, MD, at Direct Primary Care New Braunfels in New Braunfels, Texas, provide comprehensive and personalized care to people with ADHD. They treat all ages — children, teens, and adults. Call the office today or schedule an appointment online to get help managing your ADHD.
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that causes ongoing inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. ADHD symptoms result from changes in the structure and function of the brain beginning in early childhood.
ADHD continues into adolescence and adulthood. ADHD symptoms tend to cause problems with school work, work performance, and relationships. When left undiagnosed and untreated, ADHD can lead to other problems like depression or anxiety.
Researchers theorize that ADHD is rooted in genetic and environmental factors. Genetics might play a more significant role since ADHD tends to run in families.
Environmental factors linked to ADHD include low birth weight, exposure to nicotine or alcohol during pregnancy, or extreme stress during pregnancy.
ADHD symptoms include inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity.
Inattention causes difficulty focusing and concentrating. People with ADHD often have a hard time following instructions, completing tasks on time, and following conversations. They can also struggle with organization and show up to appointments late.
Hyperactivity is the need to always be on the go, while impulsivity is acting without thinking. People with ADHD often fidget when sitting or need to stand up when they should remain seated. They also talk excessively and interrupt conversations or blurt out answers.
ADHD symptoms vary. Some people struggle more with inattention, while others deal more with hyperactivity and impulsivity. These symptoms can change over time.
The primary treatment of ADHD includes medication and psychotherapy. Your Direct Primary Care New Braunfels provider talks with you about ADHD treatment. They then develop a plan that helps you or your child understand the condition and improve its symptoms.
The providers at Direct Primary Care New Braunfels take a personalized and holistic approach to care and might recommend other treatments that benefit your whole health, like eating a balanced diet and getting regular exercise.
Your provider schedules regular follow-up visits to monitor symptoms and adjust treatment as needed. They also make referrals to specialists to help with therapy.
Call Direct Primary Care New Braunfels today or schedule an ADHD appointment online.