ADHD Specialist

Psychiatry (Telehealth Visits Only) serving patients of Boston, MA, Issaquah, WA and Sugar Land, TX

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ADHD services offered in Boston, MA, Issaquah, WA and Sugar Land, TX
Not being able to focus or sit still is a hallmark sign of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and can negatively impact your quality of life. At PhillWell, a telepsychiatry practice in South Boston, Massachusetts; Issaquah, Washington; and Sugar Land, Texas, board-certified psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner Doreen Phillips, DNP, APRN, PMHNP, and her staff diagnose and treat ADHD to improve your quality of life. Call the office to schedule a telehealth appointment or book one online today.


What is ADHD?

ADHD, or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, is a common mental health challenge characterized by an inability to focus well or sit still. Children and adults can struggle with ADHD, but getting treated for the condition can reduce debilitating symptoms and help you thrive in everyday situations.

What are the symptoms of ADHD?

Common symptoms of ADHD include:

  • Difficulty multitasking
  • Poor time management skills
  • Disorganization 
  • Impulsiveness
  • Difficulty prioritizing
  • Restlessness
  • Excessive activity
  • Poor planning skills
  • Frequent mood swings
  • Low tolerance for frustration
  • Hot temper
  • Difficulty coping with stress
  • Problems following through with tasks

Complications linked with untreated ADHD include poor work performance, financial problems, substance abuse, frequent accidents, poor self-image, depression, or unstable interpersonal relationships.

What are the risk factors for ADHD?

The cause of ADHD isn’t entirely clear, but things that may increase your risk of having it include:

  • Family history of ADHD
  • Childhood lead exposure
  • Problems with nervous system development
  • Maternal smoking, alcohol use, or drug use
  • Premature birth

You might also have anxiety, mood disorders, or other mental health challenges along with ADHD, as these conditions commonly occur together.

How does my provider diagnose ADHD?

Dr. Phillips can diagnose ADHD after reviewing your medical history and asking questions about your symptoms and lifestyle. She also offers genetic testing using Genomind®, cognitive testing with Cambridge Brain Sciences®, and psychiatric assessments to detect or rule out additional mental health challenges. She then tailors a treatment plan just for you.

How is ADHD treated?

Common treatments for ADHD include making lifestyle changes, taking medications, and undergoing psychotherapy. PhillWell offers telehealth services, or the ability to treat ADHD virtually, without leaving the comfort of home. 

Dr. Phillips prescribes medications, offers cognitive behavioral therapy, and provides additional psychotherapy techniques to help you cope with ADHD and reduce debilitating symptoms. 

Get regular exercise and plenty of sleep, eat nutritious foods, and develop a routine. Make to-do lists, and break down large tasks into smaller ones to help you stay organized.

To find out if you have ADHD or get treated for it, call the PhillWell office, or schedule an appointment online today.