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ADHD Specialist

Axis Psychiatry

Adult Psychiatrist located in Las Vegas, NV

Inattention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity are often signs of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). If you can’t focus well and it negatively affects your life, board-certified adult psychiatrist Uzma Zafar, MD, and her team at Axis Psychiatry in Las Vegas, Nevada, can help. They offer medications and behavioral modification strategies to reduce symptoms and give you a better quality of life. Call the office today or book an appointment online at any time.

ADHD Q&A

What is attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)?

ADHD is a condition characterized by impulsivity, inattention, and hyperactivity. It often makes simple everyday activities, such as paying attention, focusing, and following through with daily tasks, difficult. ADHD can negatively affect your work, school, and relationships.

What are the symptoms of ADHD?

Some common symptoms of ADHD to watch for include:

  • Problems paying attention
  • Impulsive decisions and behaviors
  • Restlessness or excessive activity
  • Disorganization
  • Problems prioritizing and managing tasks
  • Difficulty multitasking
  • Poor planning and time management skills
  • Mood swings
  • Frustration
  • Difficulty following through with tasks

ADHD might be mild or severe. If it negatively affects your everyday life, contact Dr. Zafar and the Axis Psychiatry team for an evaluation and treatment.

What are the risk factors for ADHD?

Risk factors for ADHD include a family history of ADHD, premature birth, environmental toxin exposure, and maternal tobacco, drug, or alcohol use. Complications associated with the condition might include poor self-esteem, unstable relationships, unemployment, poor school or job performance, substance abuse, and frequent accidents.

How is ADHD diagnosed?

To diagnose ADHD, Dr. Zafar asks questions about your symptoms and medical history. She performs an exam and a comprehensive psychological evaluation to find out if ADHD or another mental health disorder is the root cause of your symptoms.

How is ADHD treated?

To relieve debilitating symptoms associated with ADHD, Dr. Zafar and her team offer the following treatments:

Medications

Taking certain medications, many of which contain stimulants, often helps you focus better at school or work, improve performance, and optimize your quality of life.

Behavioral counseling

ADHD counseling sessions at Axis Psychiatry often include behavioral therapy, which teaches you specific skills to manage life challenges with relationships, work, and school better. Setting a regular routine, making lists, and other organizational skills help you achieve success.

Mental health treatment

If you suffer from substance abuse, depression, or anxiety, Dr. Zafar and her team offer medications and psychotherapy to reduce symptoms and improve your mental health.

Don’t live with ADHD symptoms that cause problems in your everyday life. Schedule an appointment with Axis Psychiatry by phone or online today.