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ADHD services offered in Greensboro, NC

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) causes disruptive and damaging behaviors that affect children and adults. If you or your child have ADHD symptoms, visit the team at the Neuropsychiatric Care Center in Greensboro, North Carolina. They offer fast, accurate ADHD testing and effective treatments to help patients manage their condition. Call the Neuropsychiatric Care Center or schedule a consultation online today for expert ADHD care.

What is ADHD?

ADHD is a developmental problem that begins in childhood. Symptoms usually appear before a child is 7, but many children don’t receive a diagnosis until they reach adulthood.

Children with undiagnosed ADHD are often viewed as disruptive and unruly because they don’t conform to accepted behavioral standards. The problem is that they don’t understand their feelings and reactions and can’t manage situations others find routine.

Adults with undiagnosed ADHD often perform below their capability and struggle to keep a job or pursue a fulfilling career. They also have difficulties with relationships, are more likely to develop substance use disorder, and have an increased risk of engaging in unlawful activities.

What symptoms does ADHD cause?

Common ADHD symptoms include:

  • Excessive energy
  • Impulsiveness (acting without thinking)
  • Being easily distracted
  • Difficulties multitasking
  • Frequent mood swings
  • Disorganization
  • Restlessness
  • Problems prioritizing
  • Poor time management
  • Difficulty finishing tasks
  • Irritability and angry outbursts
  • Difficulty managing stress

Some people only have inattentive or hyperactive/impulsive symptoms. Others have problems across the spectrum.

ADHD symptoms often resemble those of other mental health conditions. People with ADHD are also more likely to develop disorders like depression and anxiety. The Neuropsychiatric Care Center team uses the QbTest to make an accurate diagnosis.

How does the QbTest help diagnose ADHD?

The QbTest is an FDA-approved ADHD test that measures the core areas of activity, attention, and impulsivity. The test diagnoses or rules out ADHD. Retests measure the patient’s response to treatment.

QbTest is a 15-20 minute computer-based test. Information from the test is compared to people of the same sex and age who don’t have ADHD. The Neuropsychiatric Care Center receives the test results instantly.

How is ADHD treated?

Frontline ADHD treatment uses talk therapy and medication. Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is particularly effective for people with ADHD. It helps you identify and change harmful thoughts and behaviors so that you can manage daily activities with fewer difficulties.

Stimulants are the most common ADHD medication. Other drugs that have been shown to help include aminoketone antidepressants and nonstimulant medicines like atomoxetine. If these treatments don’t help, the Neuropsychiatric Care Center also offers transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS).

TMS is a safe, noninvasive treatment. It uses painless magnetic waves to adjust brain cell activity.

Call the Neuropsychiatric Care Center or book an appointment online today to access high-quality ADHD care.

Our clinicians work as a team to provide our patients with a full range of outpatient mental health services, leading them toward the path to wellness that they deserve.