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Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

People with ADHD and other attention difficulties can receive holistic and conventional pharmacological treatment at Zen Integrative Care.

If you are interested in working with us, please contact us today. We work with clients aged 16 and up to help them identify the problem, discover practical solutions, and overcome it.

ADHD: What is it?

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD, is a neurological disorder that
affects the brain’s ability to regulate emotion and attention. Symptoms of ADHD
include difficulties concentrating, planning, organizing tasks and items, as well as
difficulties sitting still and staying focused. Most people with ADHD become
symptomatic before the age of twelve, although symptoms can appear as early as
three years of age.

Depending on whether you are primarily affected by attention, impulsivity, or both, ADHD can be classified as either an inattentive type, an impulsive/hyperactive type, or a combined type. Having ADHD goes beyond not being able to concentrate and being easily distracted – it also pertains to the ability to regulate one’s behavior and exert control over it.

Besides having difficulties concentrating, people with ADHD may also hyperfocus
and tune out the rest of the world. Their impulses can also be difficult to control, so they might unintentionally blurt out or interrupt others.

Symptoms of ADHD are caused by differences in the prefrontal cortex of the brain, which controls behavior, emotions, and executive functions. Despite the fact that many children with ADHD will eventually grow out of their symptoms as the prefrontal cortex develops, others will continue to have difficulties into adulthood.

Have you ever wondered if you might have ADHD?

We’d love to hear from you!

What are your treatment options for attention problems?

Getting help for attention difficulties begins with an accurate diagnosis. ADHD is a neurological disorder characterized by long-term neurological traits. Treatment for ADHD is different from other problems. You can identify the problem and rule out things like depression and trauma by having a psychologist or psychiatrist conduct a diagnostic assessment.

A combination of psychiatric interventions is the gold standard for treating ADHD
once it is identified. Zen Integrative Care provides comprehensive, holistic ADHD
treatment that includes both therapy and medication. As a neurological disorder
that affects both mind and body, it requires both therapy and medication for optimal outcomes.

What are the benefits of ADHD medication?

You can imagine your prefrontal cortex as the pilot of an airplane, and your brain as the plane.

For most people, the pilot does the job just fine, and the flight goes as planned.
People with ADHD, however, find themselves very sleepy. The pilot nods off and
drifts as the plane has trouble staying on course. People with hyperactive and
fidgety tendencies act this way because they are trying to jolt the pilot awake. So,
psychiatrists prescribe medications that help the pilot stay alert, awake, and focused on flying well. With Zen Integrative Care, you will be able to find the combination of traditional medicine and holistic medicine that will allow your brain to function as it should.

What are the benefits of ADHD therapy?

After your pilot is fully awake and alert, they may realize that parts of pilot school
may have been slept through.

If you had ADHD as a child, you may have missed out on some important learning
opportunities. In addition to teaching, you some of these essential skills, our
psychologist can help you understand who you are and how to plan and organize
your life. You might not know how to do that well.

In fact, you don’t have to remain this way. You can learn how to regulate your
emotions. You can connect with friends and loved ones in an intimate manner.

Zen Integrative Care team can help you or a loved one with attention issues get back on track, feel better, and enhance a quality of life.