Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common behavioral disorder that affects about 8% of children and 2% of adults. Without diagnosis and treatment, ADHD can affect your ability to focus or concentrate. At his eponymous practice, licensed clinical social worker Vincent Hochstatter, LCSW, diagnoses and treats ADHD in people ages 4 and older. Call the office based in Corpus Christi, Texas, or book online today to schedule a virtual appointment for yourself or your child.
Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) makes it difficult to pay attention or sit still. If you have ADHD, you might struggle to focus or feel restless.
ADHD affects people of all ages, but it tends to develop in early childhood. Some people grow out of their symptoms, but others require long-term care. Fortunately, there are various treatments that can reduce side effects and help you feel better.
Symptoms of ADHD include:
If you have ADHD, you might also have a quick temper or experience difficulty handling stress.
Make an appointment with Vincent if you regularly feel stressed out and restless or have trouble focusing. That’s especially true if your symptoms affect your performance at work or negatively impact your personal relationships. After a comprehensive telemedicine exam, Vincent can develop a custom treatment plan.
Vincent conducts all appointments via telemedicine.
During the consultation, Vincent reviews your medical records and asks about your symptoms, including when they started and their effect on your quality of life. He also asks about your family, including if any relatives have ADHD.
Vincent conducts a series of psychological tests and has you fill out an ADHD rating form that helps him assess your symptoms.
Treatment of ADHD depends on various factors, including your age, the severity of your symptoms, and their effect on your quality of life. Vincent typically recommends a combination of prescription medication, education, and counseling. For example, stimulants, like Adderall, can increase the amounts of certain brain chemicals, helping you focus.
Psychological counseling provides you with skills to reduce impulsive behavior, improve your self-esteem, and develop strategies for controlling your temper. If you’re a parent who has a child with ADHD, Vincent can make recommendations to enhance their focus and performance in the classroom.
Over the course of treatment, you meet with Vincent every few weeks. He monitors your progress at each virtual check-up and makes adjustments to your care plan as necessary.
To learn more about the treatment options for ADHD, make your virtual appointment at the practice of Vincent Hochstatter, LCSW, by calling the office or booking online today.