Ninth Avenue Internal Medicine
Internists located in Denver, CO
If you or your loved one has trouble paying attention or exhibits behavioral problems, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may be to blame. Internal medicine physician Dr. Igor Borisov and Dr. Daniel Witten offer compassionate and conservative diagnoses and treatments for ADHD at Ninth Avenue Internal Medicine in Denver. To learn more call or book an appointment online today.
ADHD Q & A
What is ADHD?
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is marked by an inability to focus, pay attention, and sit still. While it’s most common among children, it occurs in teens and adults as well.
ADHD is characterized by six months or more of the following symptoms:
- Difficulty paying attention
- Impulsivity, or acting without thinking
- Problems sitting still at work or school
- Blurting out answers at school, or interrupting others
- Behavioral problems
- Making careless mistakes
- Difficulty listening at work or school
- Getting distracted easily
Other symptoms of ADHD include losing items easily, difficulty staying organized, being forgetful, and feeling restless. You might feel like you aren’t productive at work or school, can’t accomplish tasks efficiently, or are always late to events.
Everyone may experience symptoms of ADHD from time to time, but if ADHD symptoms persist and negatively impact the way you or your child functions at work or school, it’s time to speak with Dr. Borisov or Dr. Witten about possible solutions.
How is ADHD diagnosed?
The exact cause of ADHD isn’t known, though genetics and environmental factors may contribute. About 40-60% of children with parents who have ADHD develop the condition. Dr. Borisov and Dr. Witten diagnose ADHD by reviewing your medical history and asking a series of questions to determine if you or your child exhibits signs and symptoms of ADHD.
How is ADHD treated?
There is no cure for ADHD, but some treatments can help manage the symptoms. Dr. Borisov and Dr. Witten work with you to develop a solution you’re comfortable with. Your treatment plan may include one or a combination of the following:
- Medications (stimulants, non-stimulants, or anti-depressants)
- Cognitive behavioral therapy
- Coaching and education
- School-based programs
- Support groups
If you or your child has ADHD, therapy may improve the symptoms without the need for medication. Dr. Borisov and Dr. Witten recommend the least invasive options first and refers you to appropriate health care professionals for therapy when necessary.
If you’re struggling to focus at work or school and are ready to reduce your ADHD symptoms, call Ninth Avenue Internal Medicine or book an appointment online today.