While there is no “cure” for ADHD, medication is currently the most effective tool in treating its symptoms, lessening their impact starting in mere weeks.
New York, NY (PRWEB) October 16, 2012
The Sachs Center, New York City's premiere treatment center for ADD and ADHD, is announcing that they are now offering confidential cognitive assessments and medication for executives and business professionals with ADD/ ADHD. Our psychiatrists at the Sachs Center continue to offer their expertise to definitively evaluate, diagnose and treat adults with ADD (or ADHD).
In addition to the industry-leading treatment for adult ADD, the Sachs Center for ADD Treatment now offers Union Square & Upper West Side psychiatric services with the help of Dr. Eli Shalenberg. Like all members of the Sachs Center team, Dr. Shalenberg is an ADD Specialist, specializing in the treatment of ADD through prescription medications.
Our particular focus is on executives with ADD/ADHD, working with them to first determine if they meet criteria for ADD /ADHD and to highlight their unique cognitive strengths and weaknesses. Once a diagnoses for ADD has been determined, it is recommended that the patient see the Sachs Center’s new staff psychiatrist to discuss medication treatment options. While there is no “cure” for ADHD, medication is currently the most effective tool in treating its symptoms, lessening their impact starting in mere weeks.
Prescription medication is the most effective treatment for correcting the imbalance of the brain, which causes the symptoms of ADD. Getting on medication is not a quick fix, but it will significantly reduce ADD symptoms, and allow the patient more ability to focus and concentrate, without the same nagging feeling of procrastination or distraction. Coupled with ongoing therapy, medication has proven a vital component to ADD treatment.
Here are five clues someone on your executive team might have Adult ADD:
1. Disorganized. Chronically messy desk.
2. Car accidents. Multiple tickets for speeding, driving violations.
3. Problems meeting deadlines.
4. Looks tired often.
5. Complains of marital problems.
6. Restless. Difficulty sitting through meetings.
7. Doesn't seem to pay attention to you or doesn't hear you.
8. Gets annoyed easily.
9. Chronically late to office.
Stimulant medication improves ADD symptoms in roughly three-fourths of adults. They reduce hyperactive symptoms, including problems with focus, impulsive behavior, aggression, defiance, and task-completion. In addition, stimulant medication can greatly increase concentration, work productivity, emotional control, and appropriate social behavior.
Stimulants are one the most researched medications in psychiatry, having been in use for more than 40 years, with over 400 studies over thousands of cases. Advances in the delivery system of the medication, ex. short/long acting, immediate acting, etc., have been steadily improving, making the medications even more effective as science improves. The short-acting forms of the drug can be taken up to three times per day and the long-acting type is taken only once per day. The Mt. Sinai trained psychiatrist at the Sachs Center will help guide you through this process.
Stimulants are not considered to be habit-forming, because the doses used to treat ADD are too small to produce narcotic-like dependency. Common side effects include headache, decreased appetite, insomnia, upset stomach, and elevated blood-pressure. It should be noted that the major side effects only last a few weeks while the body gets used to the new medication. The Sachs Center’s Adult ADD Psychiatrist will likely change medication if side-effects last for more than several days.
The Sachs Center is New York City's premier center for the treatment of Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Non-Verbal Learning Disorder (NLD or NVLD), anxiety, depression, and social skill deficits in adults.
Call 646.807.8900 for an initial evaluation and to get an evaluation.