Psychiatry located in Mansfield, TX
Providing telehealth across Texas


If you have attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)/attention-deficit disorder (ADD), it can cause a multitude of issues in your daily routine, affecting your overall quality of life. At Holistic Health and Psychiatry in Mansfield, Texas, board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioner Peter Formusoh, PMHNP-BC, FNP-BC, has the expertise and experience to provide an accurate diagnosis and effective treatment for ADHD/ADD patients. To learn more, book a consultation by phone or online. You can also set up a telehealth visit.

What is attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)/attention-deficit disorder (ADD)?

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), also known as attention-deficit disorder (ADD), is a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects both children and adults. It’s characterized by persistent patterns of inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity that can interfere with daily functioning and development. 

While ADHD is commonly diagnosed in childhood, it can persist into adolescence and adulthood.

What are the symptoms of ADHD/ADD?

The symptoms of ADHD/ADD can be categorized into two main types: 


Inattention symptoms include difficulty sustaining attention in tasks, frequent careless mistakes, forgetfulness, and being easily distracted. 


These symptoms involve excessive fidgeting, restlessness, impulsiveness, difficulty waiting for one's turn, and interrupting others.

How is ADHD/ADD diagnosed?

At Holistic Health and Psychiatry, diagnosing ADHD/ADD is a comprehensive process that typically involves a thorough assessment by your mental health professional. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) provides specific criteria for diagnosing ADHD, considering the duration and severity of symptoms.

Information from multiple sources, including parents, teachers, and other caregivers, is often collected to gain a comprehensive understanding of the individual's behavior across different settings.

How is ADHD/ADD treated?

When you visit Holistic Health and Psychiatry for ADHD/ADD, you can rely on tailored treatment to your individual needs. Behavioral therapy is a common approach, focusing on teaching you new coping strategies and organizational skills. If you have a child with this condition, parent training is also beneficial to help you manage and support your child's behavior effectively.

Medication is another key component of ADHD treatment. Stimulant medications are commonly prescribed, which work by enhancing the activity of neurotransmitters in the brain and improving attention and impulse control. Nonstimulant medications are also available and may be prescribed based on individual circumstances.

In addition to traditional therapies, lifestyle modifications, and educational support can play an important role in managing ADHD. Creating a structured environment, establishing routines, and providing positive reinforcement are essential for those with ADHD.

Treatment plans are highly individualized, and a combination of different interventions may be recommended. Regular follow-up assessments are key for monitoring progress and making necessary adjustments to the treatment plan. 

Overall, if you have ADHD/ADD, you can lead a fulfilling and successful life with appropriate intervention and support.

To learn more, call today or book an appointment online. Feel free to inquire about a telehealth option for convenience.