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ADD/ADHD Specialist

Plymouth Psych Group

Mental Health Clinic & Autism Specialist located in Plymouth, MN

Attention deficit disorder (ADD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) affect your ability to pay attention, control your impulses, or stay still. The team of mental health professionals at Plymouth Psych Group in Plymouth, Minnesota, helps children, adolescents, and adults with ADD/ADHD lead productive and fulfilling lives. If you or a member of your family have ADD/ADHD and need help, call Plymouth Psych Group or schedule an appointment online today.

ADD/ADHD Q&A

What is ADD/ADHD?

ADD and ADHD are brain disorders that affect your ability to pay attention, sit still, or regulate your impulses. Many use the terms interchangeably, but the two conditions are technically different. ADD affects your concentration, and ADHD causes inattention and hyperactivity.

The team at Plymouth Psych Group usually diagnoses and treats children with ADD/ADHD. However, adolescents and adults can also develop the condition. 


What are the signs of ADD/ADHD?

ADD/ADHD symptoms present slightly differently in children and adults. Some of the common signs of the condition in children include:


  • Trouble paying attention at school or home
  • Not seeming to listen when spoken to
  • Making careless mistakes on school work
  • Forgetting homework
  • Runs and plays at inappropriate times
  • Easily distracted
  • Forgets chores


Adults experience similar symptoms such as trouble focusing and making seemingly careless mistakes on work, but they also might have symptoms, including:


  • Poor time management
  • Disorganization
  • Trouble multitasking
  • Problems following through or completing tasks
  • Low frustration tolerance
  • Short temper
  • Problems coping with stress


When untreated, ADD/ADHD can interfere with your self-confidence, relationships, and ability to achieve your full potential. It can also increase your risk of developing other mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety.


When should I talk to a doctor about ADD/ADHD?

Sometimes it’s challenging to tell the difference between normal childhood behavior and ADD/ADHD symptoms. You should schedule an appointment for your child at Plymouth Psych Group if their behavior disrupts life at home or school. Additionally, if you notice changes in your child’s behavior or have concerns about ADD/ADHD, schedule an assessment.

Adults should make an appointment at Plymouth Psych Group if you feel like ADD or ADHD symptoms are interfering with your life. 


How is ADD/ADHD treated?

The team at Plymouth Psych Group takes a holistic approach to treating ADD/ADHD and improving mental health. Following a comprehensive consultation and assessment that considers every aspect of your mental, emotional, and physical health, they create a customized, multidisciplinary treatment plan for ADD/ADHD.

They often combine dietary adjustments, physical activity, therapy, and, when necessary, medication to relieve ADD/ADHD symptoms. For example, adults and children can learn and practice organizational skills, impulse control, and problem-solving, which can help you thrive.

If you’re concerned about ADD/ADHD for yourself or your child, call Plymouth Psych Group or schedule an appointment online. 

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