ADHD services offered in Columbia, SC

If you, your child, or your teen has a difficult time focusing or sitting still, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) could be the cause. At Envision Wellness Medical Group in Columbia, South Carolina, the experienced mental health specialists diagnose and offer highly effective solutions for ADHD. Schedule an appointment by phone or request one online today.


What is ADHD?

ADHD is a mental health condition affecting your ability to focus, sit still, pay attention, and thrive at school or work. ADHD is fairly prevalent but can dramatically reduce your chance to flourish in your environment and achieve the successes you deserve. See the Envision Wellness Medical Group team if you suspect you or a loved one has ADHD.


Which symptoms does ADHD cause?

ADHD can cause the following symptoms:

  • Inattention
  • Reduced ability to focus
  • Getting distracted easily
  • Hyperactivity
  • Problems sitting still
  • Impulsivity
  • Poor decision making
  • Disorganization
  • Interrupting others
  • Low frustration tolerance
  • Anxiety
  • Depression

When left untreated, ADHD can make it more difficult to get good grades, excel at work, or maintain strong interpersonal relationships.


Who is at risk of ADHD?

The cause of ADHD isn’t clear, but its risk factors include having blood relatives with ADHD, being born prematurely, and being exposed to lead or other environmental toxins as a child. Maternal smoking, alcohol use, and/or drug use during pregnancy are also ADHD risk factors. However, despite taking precautions, ADHD can still appear.


How does my specialist diagnose ADHD?

Diagnosing ADHD involves asking questions about your or your child’s ability to sit still, focus, and pay attention. Your provider might ask for input from teachers and other family members. They tailor each ADHD treatment based on the severity of the symptoms. They review your medical history, family medical history, medications, lifestyle, and more.


How is ADHD treated?

Treating ADHD often involves making lifestyle changes, undergoing counseling when needed, and taking medication that enhances your ability to focus. You or your child might see a therapist once weekly or as needed to learn ways to make paying attention and sitting still easier.

Adopting a healthy lifestyle is necessary, including eating nutritious meals, exercising regularly, getting plenty of sleep, making to-do lists to stay organized, and minimizing stress.

The Envision Wellness Medical Group can also treat anxiety, depression, and other mental health disorders that often coexist with ADHD. They follow up as needed to ensure superior results.

Schedule an ADHD evaluation at Envision Wellness Medical Group by phone or request one online today.