Fewer than 20% of American adults struggling with ADHD symptoms seek help for their condition. At the Santa Rosa, California integrative medicine practice of Kenneth P. Stoller, MD, you can receive comprehensive ADHD diagnostic and treatment services to finally understand the root cause of your concentration problems and impulsive behaviors. Dr. Stoller customizes your treatment to meet your individual needs and offers resources and referrals to help you cope with ADHD symptoms. To schedule an ADHD evaluation, call the office today or request a consultation with Dr. Stoller online today.
Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a condition that interferes with your ability to pay attention and control impulsive behaviors. While symptoms of ADHD can be noticeable in early childhood, the disorder can continue impacting your life as an adult.
While the cause of ADHD isn’t well understood, there are several environmental factors that may influence the likelihood you’ll develop ADHD, including:
Using alcohol, drugs, or tobacco during pregnancy can also increase the risk of a child developing ADHD.
There are three distinct categories of symptoms common with ADHD:
Inattention causes problems at work, school, and other activities, and makes it difficult for you to stay on task with responsibilities. You may also struggle to stay organized and manage your time.
Hyperactivity can disrupt your quality of life, making you feel persistently restless and unable to sit still for any period of time. You may also frequently interrupt conversations and talk nonstop.
Impulsivity causes you to act without consideration of the consequences, such as blurting out inappropriate thoughts and taking physical risks that may put yourself in harm’s way.
You can expect Dr. Stoller to review your personal and family medical history and perform a thorough physical exam during your initial ADHD consultation.
Experienced in ADHD diagnostics, Dr. Stoller offers on-site neurocognitive testing to evaluate your brain function. This type of testing may involve paper or computerized tests that assess your memory, attention, perception, and other aspects of cognitive health.
Dr. Stoller also offers in-office heavy metal screenings to determine if high levels of lead or other toxins are influencing your ADHD-related symptoms and behaviors.
To address your specific symptoms, Dr. Stoller creates a treatment plan that focuses on non-amphetamine medications to help you better manage your behaviors and improve your concentration.
Dr. Stoller may also refer you for therapy with a specialist who will teach you coping skills for living with ADHD symptoms. These skills may include organization, time management, and specific requirements for your job or school.
If you struggle in life because you can’t concentrate or sit still, don’t delay an ADHD evaluation. Call Dr. Stoller’s office today to schedule an appointment or book a consultation online.