Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

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Difficulty focusing, restlessness, and impulsive behavior are some of the hallmarks of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a common neurodevelopmental disorder that affects children and adults. If you or your child have these symptoms or have already been diagnosed with ADHD, our psychiatrists and psychologists can help. As ADHD specialists, we help you or your child manage ADHD.

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We offer a full range of therapy options, from individual and group therapy to parent and family therapy. We also offer therapy groups for adults and for adolescents in middle school and high school.

Individual and Group Therapy

Individual and group therapy is available for children and adults with ADHD. In both cases, our specialists work with you or your child to identify your treatment goals and give you the skills you need to overcome the challenges of daily living associated with ADHD. Children and teens have specific needs in behavioral therapy, and our therapy options can be tailored to each developmental stage. We teach learning techniques and skills to help youth overcome the challenges in schooling, friendships, and family relationships that are often associated with ADHD.

Family Therapy

When treating young children with ADHD, we often recommend therapy that directly involves parents, either individually or in groups. We teach parents the necessary skills to support your child and improve your child’s behavior at home. These parenting skills can also help children and families get along better and reduce stress in the home.


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 monitor for any side effects.

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Duke Health offers locations throughout the Triangle. Find one near you.


Comprehensive Evaluation

If you experience ADHD-related symptoms but have never been evaluated for the disorder, a comprehensive evaluation can help you understand if you may have ADHD.  You leave the evaluation with specific treatment recommendations to address your concerns and a timeline for getting started with either medication or therapy.

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Why Choose Duke

Comprehensive Services
We help children, teens, and adults learn skills to overcome ADHD-related challenges with organization, task completion, and distractibility in order to be more successful in reaching goals. We help you or your child figure out how to organize your life, manage your time, and learn how to focus.

ADHD Specialists
Our team of psychiatrists and psychologists works 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.

Clinical Trials Access
We are directly involved in the latest ADHD research and participate in clinical trials designed to better understand the disorder and test new therapies. You may be eligible to participate in these studies and gain access to new therapies before they are widely available. 

Consistently Ranked Among the Nation’s Best Hospitals
In addition, Duke University Hospital is proud to be named the best hospital in North Carolina, and nationally ranked in 10 adult and 9 pediatric specialties by U.S. News & World Report for 2019–2020.
Reviewed: 10/24/2018