ADHD and ADD ADHD Symptoms and Medication

The main symptoms of ADHD include inattention, distractibility, and impulsivity. In most cases of adult ADHD, these symptoms are present in childhood but don’t become problematic until adulthood. ADHD affects 4.4% of adults.

ADHD Symptoms and Medication

ADHD symptoms fall into the three categories of inattention, impulsiveness, and hyperactivity. ADHD symptoms medication options include the psychostimulants(Adderall, Vyvanse, Concerta, Ritalin, etc.) and the non-stimulants (Strattera, Wellbutrin, Provigil, imipramine, Intuniv, clonidine, etc.). Psychostimulants as a group are more apt to treat all ADHD symptom categories.

ADHD Medications are available in a variety of options. Psychostimulants such as Adderall, Vyvanse, Concerta, Ritalin, etc.) produces significant improvement in 85 to 90% of patients. This rate of improvement is superior to any other treatments. ADHD in adults usually responds as well to these medications as does ADHD in children. Medications for ADHD are usually approved by the FDA for both children and adults. Dr. Hege has his own examination to do an ADHD test. Medication for ADHD is been prescribed as indicated with the patient’s preferences considered.

Many patients come to me unaware that their complaints are ADHD problems. Medication for these complaints frequently brings them much relief. Many patients believe there is no such thing as ADHD disease. Medications for their complaints often make believers of them.

If you would like to be evaluated for ADHD symptoms and treated with medication, call Dr. Hege today at 770-458-0007.