Adult ADHD. When it’s out of control, so is your life.
If you find yourself constantly disorganized, late, forgetful and overwhelmed by your daily activities, you may be suffering from ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder). More than 16 million American adults have been living with this condition since childhood without realizing it.
ADHD affects the prefrontal cortex of the brain, where all of our planning and decision-making functions occur. Left untreated, ADHD can hinder everything we do in our daily lives, from school to career to relationships.
Attention deficit symptoms worsen as responsibilities increase.
You may be able to compensate for some of your symptoms when you’re in a structured, familiar environment, such as the workplace, where your co-workers understand and support you. The real problems arise when you change jobs and are faced with new tasks, or in areas with less structure, such as going through college, pursuing a career, raising a family or running a household. When you suffer from ADHD, your ability to organize, focus and remain calm goes out the window.
Medication can provide dramatic improvement of ADHD symptoms.
Most of my patients experience a significant reduction in their ADHD symptoms the same day they begin their medication. But because drugs aren’t a cure, they must be taken on a continual basis, otherwise the symptoms will return.
Stimulants are the most common type of medication prescribed for ADHD. While many people have concerns about these meds, they have the longest track record with the most research to back up their effectiveness.
I treat you as the individual you are.
Because everyone responds differently to medication, I do a thorough history and evaluation of each of my patients, then prescribe what I assess to be a drug or combination of drugs with the greatest potential for relieving your symptoms.
“Since grade school, I’ve always had trouble focusing, organizing and finishing tasks. This affected my performance at work. When I began seeing Dr. Dzudza, he prescribed Adderall at a lower, more effective dose than I had been taking. Almost immediately, I started experiencing an improvement in goal orientation, organization and work performance. I found Dr. Dzudza to be both efficient and concerned when helping me with my situation. I have already referred friends to him.”