What is ADHD?
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a brain condition that interferes with many aspects of everyday life and affects the ability to focus, pay attention, plan and organize.
ADHD is often associated with children, but adults can be affected too. Most adults with ADHD were never formally diagnosed as a child and managed to overcome their deficits by perseverance and determination.
Many adults with ADHD have common issues like:
- Inattentiveness or trouble paying attention.
- Difficulty prioritizing tasks.
- Lack of motivation or drive.
- Being forgetful.
As we get older, our responsibilities, mixed with action-packed schedules, can be daunting. However, some adults may feel completely overwhelmed and have trouble balancing all aspects of life — home, work, extracurricular activities, school, friends and family — more often, and to a higher degree, than others.
These difficulties may stem from undiagnosed ADHD. For adults who receive an ADHD diagnosis later in life, it’s comforting to know that there is a root cause for feeling like they can’t keep their head above water, have problems with relationships, have trouble with day-to-day responsibilities and their career.
Kaizen Brain Center’s ADHD Program
Kaizen Brain Center’s ADHD program is the first of its kind in the nation that’s dedicated to diagnosing and treating adult ADHD. We’ve assembled a team of specialists who work together to help you overcome the roadblocks that ADHD can put in your life.
Kaizen Brain Center’s ADHD program provides:
- An accurate diagnosis
Our caregivers use comprehensive testing methods to accurately diagnose ADHD.
- The methods used include:
- A questionnaire to obtain patient history.
- Computer-based cognitive testing.
- Virtual reality-based digital assessment.
- Cognitive evaluation with a neuropsychologist consisting of:
- Brief evaluation: To obtain a diagnosis only.
- Comprehensive assessment: Includes a diagnosis and recommendations for accommodations at school and/or work.
Kaizen caregivers will develop a specialized plan using various treatment methods that can include:
- Medication: Medications known to treat ADHD and associated symptoms (e.g. non-stimulants/stimulants and/or antidepressants).
- Neurofeedback: Non-invasive computer-based treatment that measures brain waves and provides individuals with real-time feedback to help with self-regulation skills.
- Cognitive training: Treatment aimed at improving brain-related abilities such as memory, attention, and executive functioning through cognitive strategies and techniques.
- Sleep management: Utilizing therapies and ways to help develop consistent, restful sleep.
- Wellness program: A holistic approach to health that considers multidimensional aspects of wellbeing helping to redefine and improve health and quality of life.
- Specialized care
As part of the ADHD program, our caregivers will closely monitor you throughout your journey with us and will use cutting-edge tools to assess the need for medication changes to prevent any long-term side effects.
The caregivers at Kaizen Brain Center don’t want to just simply help improve your symptoms. We also want to aid you in achieving the personal goals you set for yourself and help you to be more productive and successful in all the aspects of your life that ADHD has hindered you.
Program goals include:
- Improved focus and attention.
- Increased concentration.
- Better planning and organization.
- Efficient problem-solving and decision-making.
- Decreased impulsivity.
- Decreased procrastination.
- Successful time management.
- Stress reduction and frustration tolerance.
- Greater motivation.
Receiving an ADHD diagnosis is the first step in your journey. Kaizen Brain Center’s ADHD program is a comprehensive approach to ADHD. From receiving a diagnosis through treatment, our caregivers are here to give you the tools necessary — through evidence-based treatments — to focus on your individual needs.