ADHD Specialist

Mountain View Psychiatry & TMS

Psychiatrists located in Mountain View, CA

While attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a well-known childhood behavioral disorder, up to 4.4% of American adults also live with ADHD. At Mountain View Psychiatry and TMS in Mountain View, California, Zahida Tayyib, MD, and her team offer expert diagnosis and customized treatments for adults living with ADHD. If you’re concerned about ADHD, call Mountain View Psychiatry and TMS or make an appointment online today.

ADHD Q & A

What is ADHD?

ADHD is a mental health disorder that interferes with your ability to sit still, pay attention, and concentrate. It also reduces your impulse control.

Psychiatrists often diagnose ADHD in children who are unable to control their behavior at school or home, which interferes with their ability to succeed academically and creates a chaotic home life.

However, adults can also have ADHD. If you were diagnosed with ADHD as a child, you might need to adjust your treatment as you reach adulthood. Alternatively, if Dr. Tayyib diagnoses you with adult ADHD, you may have gone undiagnosed for years.

What are the symptoms of ADHD?

It’s possible that you might not notice if you have ADHD symptoms. You might feel like specific tasks are challenging or that you have a hard time keeping yourself organized. As an adult with ADHD, you may experience symptoms like:

  • Poor time management
  • Problems with multitasking
  • Trouble concentrating or focusing on a task
  • Failing to meet deadlines
  • Frequently misplacing items like keys
  • Irritability or a short temper
  • Mood swings
  • Low tolerance for frustration
  • Problems coping with stress

ADHD can also interfere with the way you communicate with other people and cause problems in your relationships with friends, family, and colleagues.

When should I talk to a doctor about ADHD?

If you find that you’re experiencing these symptoms and running into difficulties reaching your full potential at work or school, you should talk to the team at Mountain View Psychiatry and TMS.

They provide thorough evaluations to identify the cause of your symptoms. In addition to having a conversation about your symptoms, health, and lifestyle, you answer questions about your behaviors and how they affect your life.

Your provider screens for signs of other mental health issues, as ADHD often accompanies depression or anxiety.

Dr. Tayyib may also recommend a physical exam to check for signs of other health disorders that could contribute to your symptoms.

How is ADHD treated?

The team at Mountain View Psychiatry and TMS provides highly personalized, multidisciplinary treatment plans for ADHD. Depending on your specific needs, you may benefit from medication, counseling, lifestyle modifications, or a combination of therapies.

For example, during counseling, you can learn and practice strategies to improve your organizational and time-management skills. Or you may find that practicing meditation helps you learn to focus your mind and concentrate.

If you’re concerned that ADHD is interfering with your life, call Mountain View Psychiatry and TMS or schedule a consultation online today.