Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a condition that interferes with a person's ability to maintain focus and concentration. ADHD symptoms can impede academic, professional and personal performance. This can profoundly hinder the achievement of goals, leading to the feeling of being "stuck" or limited. The resulting frustration and disappointment can lower self-esteem and even lead to symptoms of anxiety and depression.
Dr. Lipsig offers an individualized, comprehensive program that focuses on the evaluation and treatment of adult Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Dr. Lipsig specializes in providing expertise in both psychopharmacological and psychotherapy treatments that can help decrease and alleviate symptoms of ADHD.
The program includes:
A comprehensive evaluation is essential to accurately diagnose ADHD. This evaluation includes determining how the ADHD symptoms are specifically interfering with one's life. We will assess the impacted goals, whether academic, professional or personal, in order to truly understand the symptoms and how to best treat them.
Individualized Treatment Plans
As part of the initial evaluation, we will assess your symptoms, determine a specific diagnosis and identify goals for treatment. Upon completion of the evaluation, the different treatment options will be explained in detail. Treatment consists of medications, therapy, or both.
Forms of Treatment
The treatment for ADHD involves a number of different possible medication approaches. These include stimulant and non-stimulant medications. These medications have been shown to be effective in treating the symptoms of ADHD.
Individuals with adult ADHD have often spent a lifetime with untreated symptoms. This can lead to healthy and unhealthy coping mechanisms. As part of the evaluation, together we will determine those coping mechanisms that are healthy and helpful, so that we can help maintain and nurture them. Equally important, we will also determine which are not helpful, and are in fact unhealthy mechanisms. Naturally, our goal will be to decrease and eliminate them.
In some instances, certain specific forms of therapy such as Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) or "mindfulness therapy" help individuals by enabling them to stay focused and present in the current moment. These therapeutic components often help alleviate symptoms while minimizing the need for medications.