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ADHD Specialist

Balanced Mental Wellness

Psychiatric Mental Health Care located in Englewood, CO

Raising a child who has a developmental disorder or ADHD, or experiencing it first-hand can be a challenge, but with the right help, you can build a brighter future. If you suspect ADHD, expert support is available at Balanced Mental Wellness in Englewood, Colorado. Chelsie Monroe, PMHNP-BC, Sarah Stalder, PMHNP-BC, and their team combine medication, behavioral therapy, and lifestyle interventions to help anyone who has ADHD to lead a more rewarding life. Call Balanced Mental Wellness for more information or book an appointment online today.

ADHD Q&A

What is ADHD?

ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) is a condition that can affect children from a young age, causing problems with behavior that affect their life chances. While some children find their symptoms improve as they get older, many live with ADHD as adults.

Children who have ADHD can be difficult to care for because they behave in ways that seem disruptive and disobedient. Parents and caregivers, including teachers, often find it challenging.

If your child has substantial behavioral issues that start by the time they're seven and cause persistent problems, it's possible they have ADHD. The good news is that under the expert care of Balanced Mental Wellness, people of all ages who have ADHD can get the help and support they need to improve their lives.

What symptoms can ADHD cause?

ADHD symptoms might be mainly hyperactive in nature, revolve around attention and concentration issues, or be a combination of both. 

Symptoms that people with ADHD might display include:

  • Getting frustrated very quickly
  • Frequent mood swings
  • Fidgetiness
  • Acting before thinking
  • Lack of awareness of safety 
  • Boundless energy
  • Lacking respect for authority
  • Being easily distracted
  • Inability to stay focused
  • Not responding when spoken to
  • Lacking organizational skills

People with ADHD have little resilience when faced with problems. Instead of considering the issue calmly or asking for help, they might withdraw into themselves or behave even more disruptively.

How is ADHD treated?

There isn't a cure for ADHD, but with expert treatment, children and adults with ADHD can learn to live with their condition. Treatments at Balanced Mental Wellness include: 

Medication

Stimulants are the main medications used for treating ADHD. They help to reduce the severity of challenging behaviors and improve the ability to concentrate.

Behavior therapy

Behavior therapy helps you or your child understand how and why they think and behave differently from others. The Balanced Mental Wellness team can then explain practical ways to adjust behavior to improve daily life. 

Diet and lifestyle

Good general health is the foundation of all treatment at Balanced Mental Wellness. Making changes to your diet and increasing exercise can help significantly, and your provider can recommend dietary supplements. 

Also, children are just as vulnerable to stress as adults, so addressing their mental well-being is equally important.

Balanced Mental Wellness provides a blend of these approaches to optimize outcomes for those with ADHD. To find out more, call the office today or book an appointment online.