Superior Psychiatric Services
Alexis Meshi, MD
Psychiatric Clinic & Interventional Psychiatry located in Newport Beach, Palm Desert, Palm Springs, Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage, and La Quinta, CA
Attention deficit disorder (ADD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are often diagnosed in childhood, but the conditions can persist into or even emerge in your adult years. At Superior Psychiatric Services, in Newport Beach, California, Alexis Meshi, MD, offers in-office and telepsychiatry care for ADD and ADHD. If you’re concerned about ADD and ADHD, call the practice or schedule a consultation online today.
ADD and ADHD Q & A
What are ADD and ADHD?
ADD and ADHD are brain disorders that interfere with your ability to concentrate and remain still. Doctors usually diagnose ADD and ADHD in children. However, these conditions can emerge in adulthood, or you might need to continue treatment after childhood and adolescence.
ADHD can present as primarily hyperactive or inattentive, although many patients with ADHD experience both inattentive and hyperactive symptoms. ADD causes inattentive symptoms.
Adults experience ADD and ADHD differently than children. For example, adults aren’t likely to run around at inappropriate times. You’re more likely to have symptoms such as:
- Frequently misplacing keys, wallet, or phone
- Missing deadlines at work
- Making careless mistakes at work
- Frequently being late
- Low frustration tolerance
- Mood swings
- Poor stress management
- Starting projects but not finishing them
- Talking over others or interrupting
ADD and ADHD can get in the way of your ability to achieve your potential. It can affect your self-esteem and your relationships with other people.
When should I talk to a doctor about ADD or ADHD?
Everyone is distracted occasionally or experiences symptoms associated with ADD and ADHD. However, if your symptoms interfere with your health or quality of life, it’s time to talk to a professional like Dr. Meshi.
You’re likely to have additional mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, or substance abuse if you have ADHD or ADD. Dr. Meshi checks for signs of other mental health conditions and provides comprehensive treatment to restore your health and well-being.
How do you treat ADD and ADHD?
Dr. Meshi provides highly personalized treatments for ADD and ADHD. She begins with a thorough consultation to evaluate your physical, mental, and emotional health and then tailors your treatment plan to address your needs.
Dr. Meshi educates and empowers you to take an active role in your treatment and the management of your condition. She reviews your treatment options, helping you make the best decision for your mental health care.
Most treatment plans combine medication, counseling, and lifestyle modifications. Over the years, Dr. Meshi has refined her medication management skills and considers it as much an art as a science. She has a gift for prescribing the right medication the first time.
While medication regulates your brain chemistry, you might also benefit from improving your diet, incorporating nutraceuticals, and adding exercise to your daily routine.
Counseling can help you learn techniques to improve your concentration and attentiveness and cope with other challenges of living with ADD or ADHD.
You have access to in-office care as well as secure telepsychiatry services, so you can contact Dr. Meshi by telephone or email.
Call Superior Psychiatric Services or make an appointment online today if you’re concerned about ADD or ADHD.