Having attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) makes it difficult to concentrate in school or at work, which affects your quality of life. Although this condition sometimes becomes less severe over time, some adults continue to struggle with symptoms. At The Center for Internal and Integrative Medicine, Dr. Eduard Fatakhov provides medical and natural treatments for children and adults in Alpharetta, Georgia, who have ADHD.
The symptoms of ADHD vary depending on the subtype you or your child has. Predominantly inattentive ADHD mainly causes trouble paying attention, completing tasks, and following directions. You might also be easily distracted.
Predominantly hyperactive-impulsive ADHD primarily causes fidgeting, running or moving around at inappropriate times, trouble waiting your turn, and talking too much. You might also have a combination of both inattentive and hyperactive-impulsive symptoms.
ADHD's exact cause isn’t entirely understood, but some factors might play a role in whether or not you get this condition. These factors include the following:
ADHD can cause a wide range of problems for children and adults. Children who have it often have a hard time in school, since it’s difficult for them to sit still and pay attention.
This disorder can also affect social interactions and lead to low self-esteem. Children and adults who have ADHD might also have more accidents than usual. They might also have another condition that affects their development or psychological well-being, such as learning disabilities or anxiety disorders.
Dr. Fatakhov works closely with you to come up with a treatment plan for you or your child. This internal or integrative treatment plan might focus solely on medications and therapy or include natural forms of treatment, such as supplements, dietary changes, and physical activity.
Medications for ADHD typically include stimulant drugs, such as amphetamines and methylphenidates, which help balance brain chemicals and ease symptoms of this disorder. Dr. Fatakhov might also recommend therapy, such as behavior therapy, family therapy, or social skills training.
Dr. Fatakhov might recommend natural treatments for ADHD, especially if you’re uncomfortable relying mainly on medication. These forms of treatment might include making dietary changes, such as limiting sugar and taking supplements containing vitamins and minerals that support healthy brain function. He might also recommend regular physical activity for improved behavior.
If you need treatment for ADHD, please contact The Center for Internal and Integrative Medicine to schedule an appointment with Dr. Fatakhov.