ADHD (attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder) is a condition that starts in childhood, but people who have it don’t always get the diagnosis they need when they’re at school. If you have ADHD symptoms, Allison Sikorsky, PMHNP, of At Your Service Psychiatry can help. After an initial session at Allison’s office in Bloomingdale, Illinois, you can continue your therapy via video link and receive your prescriptions electronically. If you’re an Illinois resident, find out more by calling At Your Service Psychiatry or arrange a consultation online today.
ADHD, short for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, is a developmental problem that begins in childhood. Symptoms of ADHD center around your child’s inability to focus or sit still.
Many children have difficulties paying attention or not fidgeting, but children with ADHD have more severe symptoms that affect their ability to function at school and at home.
There are three types of ADHD:
Inattentive ADHD causes lack of focus, organizational difficulties, dislike of doing tasks that require continued concentration, lack of attention to detail, making careless mistakes, not hearing you when you talk to them, frequently losing possessions, and being very forgetful.
Hyperactive/impulsive ADHD symptoms include fidgetiness, including constant tapping or other forms of movement, talking all the time, inability to play quietly, constantly running about, and often taking risks or being unaware of the danger. Constantly interrupting and taking over what other people are doing or using other children’s belongings are also typical of this type of ADHD.
Children who have combined ADHD show a mix of inattentive and hyperactive/impulsive behaviors.
There’s no simple test for ADHD. In fact, many children become adults without ever getting a diagnosis. If you’ve had symptoms of ADHD since you started going to school, you could well have undiagnosed ADHD.
Life can be challenging for anyone who has ADHD but doesn’t get the help they need. Relationships are hard to maintain, and children with ADHD can struggle at school and college. They can often fail to reach their potential and end up having a series of low-skilled jobs.
Substance abuse and petty crime are also problems for some adults with ADHD.
If your child has ADHD symptoms or you suspect you might have the condition, the first step towards effective treatment is to get a diagnosis. Once you know why you’re feeling and behaving the way you do, it can be a tremendous relief.
Allison provides online ADHD treatment for patients in Illinois at her Bloomingdale office. After an initial in-person visit, all your sessions take place using telepsychiatry.
You talk to Allison using a video link, just as you would on Skype. This conferencing option makes her service perfect for college students or anyone whose work hours don’t fit into the traditional 9-5.
Allison provides expert psychotherapy services for ADHD. She helps you to understand and manage your behavior, so you can achieve more and enjoy a better quality of life.
She provides electronic prescriptions for drugs that can help with ADHD. You can also join a subscription plan where you get a monthly reminder and can check in with Allison via email for refills.
For more details or to arrange an initial visit, call At Your Service Psychiatry or book an appointment online today.
First appointment is $199, thereafter $99/month. We also offer a monthly subscription, for which you will receive an emailed automatic monthly reminder where you may schedule for a refill or appointment for $79/month.