While attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is primarily associated with children, more than 4% of American adults live with ADHD. At My Best Self, LLC, in Park Slope Brooklyn, New York and Midtown Manhattan, New York , board-certified psychiatrist Yana Bekker, DO, offers a holistic approach to managing ADHD. If you’re concerned about ADHD, call My Best Self, LLC or make an appointment online today.

What is ADHD?

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a mental health condition that interferes with your ability to concentrate, make decisions, and control your impulses. While ADHD is most often diagnosed in children, many adults struggle with ADHD symptoms. If you are diagnosed with ADHD as an adult, you may have had the condition for years, but managed to cope and adapt to your symptoms.

What are the symptoms of ADHD?

ADHD symptoms are slightly different in adults than in children. Most adults with ADHD don’t display the hyperactivity that’s common in younger patients. However, as an adult, you may struggle with attentiveness, decisiveness, and impulse control.

Some common symptoms of ADHD include:

  • Impulsiveness and reckless behaviors
  • Poor organization
  • Frequently misplacing items like your keys or wallet
  • Poor time management
  • Inability to focus on a task
  • Frequent careless mistakes
  • Trouble finishing tasks
  • Low tolerance for frustration
  • Mood swings and irritability
  • Poor stress management

If you live with these symptoms and they interfere with your performance at work or school, or your relationships, call My Best Self, LLC to schedule a consultation today.

How is ADHD treated?

At My Best Self, LLC, Dr. Bekker begins with a thorough evaluation of your medical and psychiatric history. She also assesses your overall mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual wellness. During your comprehensive assessment, Dr. Bekker may order lab work to measure your vitamin and hormone levels and to check for signs of other medical conditions that could contribute to your symptoms.

After Dr. Bekker has a solid understanding of your health and needs, she works with you to implement a customized treatment plan to reduce your symptoms and address the issues and conditions that contribute to your ADHD.

For example, she may prescribe medication to regulate your brain chemistry or hormone levels. She may also recommend lifestyle modifications such as increasing your physical activity during the day, practicing meditation, or adjusting your diet. Dr. Bekker may also suggest therapy to learn techniques to manage your time, improve your organization, and control your moods.

Call My Best Self, LLC or schedule a consultation online today for your comprehensive assessment and personalized care.

Insurance Accepted

Dr. Yana Bekker is an in-network psychiatrist with the following commercial insurance plans: