Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
Duke specialists work with adults and children who have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. We are directly involved in the latest ADHD research, and participate in clinical trials designed to better understand the disorder and test new therapies. We recommend the most appropriate treatment to help you or your child manage ADHD, and teach the age-specific skills needed to live with it confidently.
Specialists in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
Restlessness, trouble focusing, impulsive behavior...these are the hallmarks of ADHD, a common neurodevelopmental disorder that affects children and adults. If you experience these symptoms or have already been diagnosed with ADHD, effective treatment, in the form of medication or therapy, can help you manage the challenges and take control.
Our team of psychiatrists and psychologists are specialists in ADHD. In addition to medication treatment options, our therapists offer a range of options to meet your needs, including individual and group therapy. These services can help children, teens, and adults learn skills to overcome ADHD-related challenges with organization, task completion, and distractibility. We evaluate your symptoms, listen to your concerns, and work with you to help you manage ADHD. We help you figure out how to organize your life, manage your time, and learn how to focus.
Choose Duke for your ADHD treatment because we offer:
- ADHD specialists. Our team of psychiatrists and psychologists work closely with adults and children with ADHD. We are up-to-date on the latest treatment options, which ensures you receive the most effective treatment recommendations based on your specific needs.
- Access to clinical trials. We conduct a range of research projects, including medication and behavioral trials, to test new treatments for ADHD, You may be eligible to participate in these studies and gain access to new therapies before they are widely available.
- Comprehensive therapy options. We offer a full range of therapy options, from individual and group therapy to parent and family therapy. We also offer age-specific therapy groups for adolescents in middle school and high school.
- Additional services. Psychoeducational testing is available to determine if your child has a learning disability.
ATTENTION DEFICIT HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER
If a medication such as Ritalin, Adderall or Concerta is recommended to help control symptoms of ADHD, our psychiatrists will work closely with you to ensure proper use and to closely monitor for any side effects.
Individual and age-specific group therapy is available for adults and children, depending on your specific needs. In both cases, our specialists work with you to help you improve your time management and organization. We help you overcome procrastination and impulsivity, and give you the skills you need to overcome the challenges of daily living associated with ADHD. Pre-teens and teens have specific needs, and our therapy options address them specifically by offering separate therapy groups for kids in middle school and high school. We teach them learning techniques and skills to help them overcome the challenges in schooling associated with ADHD.
When treating young children with ADHD, we often recommend parents participate in therapy, either individually or in groups. We teach you the skills you need to manage your child at home, and help them overcome behavioral difficulties.
ATTENTION DEFICIT HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER
We offer comprehensive testing to help you understand your child’s learning strengths and weaknesses and to determine if your child’s performance is impacted by a specific learning disability. You leave with specific treatment recommendations and a timeline for getting started with either medication or therapy.
We offer comprehensive testing to determine if your child has a learning disability such as dyslexia or dysgraphia.
If you need professional guidance working with your child's school, our providers are available. We conduct a thorough interview to identify your concerns. If appropriate, we set up a time to visit your child's classroom, observe, and even participate in the academic planning meetings for your child.