Andrew D Morrow, M.D.
Psychiatrist located in Mission Viejo, CA
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is often associated with hyperactive children. However, around 4.4% of adults also have ADHD. Andrew Morrow, MD, provides personalized psychiatric treatment for adults with ADHD at OC-Psychiatrist, Inc. in Mission Viejo, California. Call his office today or schedule a consultation online if you have concerns about ADHD.
ADHD Q & A
What is attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)?
ADHD is a mental health disorder that affects your ability to pay attention and control your impulses. Psychiatrists often diagnose children with ADHD, but the condition can persist into or even emerge during adulthood.
While manageable, untreated ADHD can have a severe impact on your confidence and quality of life. It can interfere with your success at school or work and your ability to build relationships with friends, colleagues, and romantic partners.
What are the signs of ADHD in adults?
ADHD presents differently in adults than it does in children. Adults who have ADHD may experience symptoms that include:
- Inability to prioritize
- Poor time management
- Problems multitasking
- Reduced focus and difficulty completing tasks
- Low attention to detail
- Mood swings
- Low frustration tolerance
- Poor stress management
You might always be late or unable to find your phone or keys when you need them.
When should I talk to a psychiatrist about ADHD?
You should make an appointment with Dr. Morrow if you have signs of ADHD that interfere with your ability to function or your quality of life. Everyone is forgetful, impulsive, or distracted on occasion, but ADHD can cause severe disruption in your life.
Dr. Morrow provides a thorough assessment and testing to diagnose ADHD and creates customized treatment plans to address your individual needs.
How is ADHD treated?
Dr. Morrow offers comprehensive, patient-focused treatment plans for ADHD. He considers your specific needs and works with you to create and implement a treatment program, which may include:
Many patients benefit from medicine to improve their concentration. Dr. Morrow can prescribe stimulant and nonstimulant medication to relieve your symptoms.
During psychotherapy, you and Dr. Morrow work on techniques to improve your ability to function in your day-to-day life. Depending on your needs, you could work on improving your concentration, time management, anger management, or impulse control.
Dr. Morrow may also recommend lifestyle adjustments and natural therapies. You might find that improving your diet, getting more exercise, or introducing supplements or other alternative therapies into your daily routine enhances your concentration and overall health.
Call OC-Psychiatrist, Inc. today or make an appointment online if you have concerns about ADHD and want expert, personalized treatment.