How to Take Control of ADHD For an Upcoming New Year

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New Year- New You

If you have been diagnosed with ADD or ADHD, you won’t need us to tell you how troublesome and sometimes upsetting the condition can be. ADD/ADHD don’t just affect the sufferer either, because this is something which is much more far-reaching, affecting families, friendships, and relationships, sometimes in a negative way if understanding is minimal.

Of course, the upside is that there are many treatment options available, and much advice to take on board to help minimise the effects, and there are also many ways you can take back control, not allowing the condition to dictate your life, or that of those around you.

A fresh, shiny new year is calling, so why not make it your mission to take back control, and kick out ADD/ADHD as much as possible?

Here at Trifecta Health in Manhattan New York, under the watchful and highly skilled eye of top NYC Psychiatrist Dr Edward Fruitman, M.D., we are dedicated to helping the residents of New York City with ADD/ADHD, and we offer several different treatment options too. Whether you have tried medication and it didn’t work for you, or you have been trying TMS Therapy (transcranial magnetic stimulation), all it takes is one phone call to make an appointment and come and discuss your options with our helpful, friendly, and highly professional staff.

A New Year, a New Approach

Whilst we have talked about treatment options in a more medical or targeted way, there are many pieces of advice you can take on board to minimise the effects of ADD/ADHD too, and many of them are quite simple to implement.

We know that ADD/ADHD sufferers can find it hard to focus and be organised, and there are many small methods you can put in place to help out with that. For instance, setting alarms to remind you to do jobs, prioritising your tasks, setting small targets to meet, which will boost your confidence when you can tick items off your to-do list – these are all easy to do and highly effective.

It’s also important to take the help of those around you, including your friends, family, and partner. ADD/ADHD can affect relationships if you allow it to, so having regular fun activities, where you take the pressure off can be hugely important and beneficial. Take New Year’s Eve for instance – see it as a fun event, a new start, and use it as a catalyst to a future which is much freer from the effects of the condition. It can be done!

Where to Begin?

This might all sound like mumbo-jumbo, because we know that ADD/ADHD isn’t a walk in the park, and therefore no magic wand can be waived to make it all better, but the bottom line is that help is out there if you reach out and take it.

Make this upcoming new year event the excuse you’ve been looking for, and seek out the treatment options that Trifecta Health can give you. We are highly experienced in ADD/ADHD treatment in New York, and we know exactly what you are going through. Give us a call and let us free you from the chains you may be feeling weighed down by – just in time for a fresh new year!

Adult ADHD and Child ADHD, Are They Different Things?

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Much more needs to be done in terms of educating people on what Adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is, and who it can affect. The bottom line is that this lack of information means that many people are going undiagnosed with the condition, and are therefore living their lives in struggle. But there is no need to.

ADHD can be managed very successfully, but in order to know about these management options, a diagnosis needs to be made.

So, Adult ADHD and Child ADHD, Are They Different Things?

Yes and no. It can affect adults and children in a different way.

Many mental conditions, such as depression/ anxiety, start mainly when someone is grown, e.g. when they are an adult, and is less prevalent in children, although still possible. It is often the case however, that many adults who are diagnosed with ADHD in later life, actually had the condition as a child, but were never diagnosed and never received help.

So, adult ADHD is really just a continuation of the condition from childhood.  If not managed, it can get worse . ADHD is individual, and it changes from person to person.

Are they different? An adult who suffers from ADHD is less likely to suffer from the hyperactivity element that a child usually does. An adult is more likely to simply be restless or fidgety. As you can see, the symptoms and the general vibe of ADHD is the same regardless of age. It’s just that the way it presents itself can show slight differently as age progresses.

Is Adult ADHD Common?

Surprisingly, yes.

We say ‘surprisingly’ because sometimes it is so misunderstood. Everyone assumes that ADHD is condition for children, but it’s not the case. The problem is that an adult who is suffering from ADHD and isn’t aware of it, is likely to be living quite a difficult life. They won’t understand why they are often disorganized, they won’t understand why they find certain tasks more difficult than others, and those around them probably won’t understand it either. When the diagnosis is made, most adults often feel a sense of a weight being lifted. There is a reason for all of this, and it can be sorted out and managed.

Trifecta Health and Dr. Edward Fruitman, M.D. are specialized on Adult ADHD treatment in New York. Call for your ADHD evaluation at (800) 385-3905.

It could also be the case that because the adult doesn’t understand why they act a certain way, or find certain tasks difficult, they turn to damaging ways to cope, e.g. smoking or drinking. Again, the diagnosis can bring a sense of clarity and freedom to that person.

For this reason, it is more important than ever before to bring more education in the realm of adult ADHD.

To give you an idea of how widespread this problem is:

•   4.7% of adults in the USA are estimated to have adult ADHD

•   Out of that, only 19% are diagnosed and treated

It’s time to be more aware of adult ADHD, for sure. Trifecta Health Medical Center is #1 Recommended ADHD clinic in New York. If you think you might be suffering from the condition, or you want to learn more, don’t hesitate to give us a call today at (800) 385-3905.

Losing focus at work? We can help!

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Do you need to be focused at work?

Check out Adult ADD/ ADHD Treatment in New York at Trifecta Health.

Dr. Fruitman is nationally recognized as an expert in the field of Psychopharmacology.

Trifecta Health Approach to ADHD treatment in NYC

  • Trifecta Health is committed to a scientific and innovative approach to mental health treatment.
  • We understand that many of our patients’ problems are indirectly caused by their busy work schedules.
  • At Trifecta Health, we specialize in delivering compassionate and comprehensive care efficiently, while remaining respectful of our patients’ schedules and priorities.
  • Depending on the needs of each patient, we dedicate as much time as needed for optimal treatment, but we strive to achieve targeted results with least imposition on patients’ valuable time.

Trifecta Health specialized on  Adult ADD/ ADHD Treatment in NYC. Please call (212) 233-2830 to make an appointment.

Common signs and symptoms of ADHD/ADD

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ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) and ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) are both neurodevelopmental disorders, and whilst they are subtly different from one another, they do come under the same umbrella. Here at Trifecta Health Medical Center – #1 Rated ADHD Clinic in NYC –  we see and treat countless adults who are displaying the sights and symptoms of Adult Attention Deficit Disorder, and we offer valuable advice on how to manage the condition, not only for the sufferer themselves, but also for their partner and family. This is basically a condition which has a wide-reaching effect, and it is important to understand it fully.

Our New York offices offer many different treatment options for anyone who comes in and is diagnosed with the condition, so there is certainly help at hand. Of course, first things first, you need to know what to look for.

• Finding it difficult to concentrate for long periods or time, or at all
• Not being at all organised
• Forgetting things much of the time
• Moving from one thing to another, e.g. having several tasks on the go at any one time
• Finding it difficult to stick to something, e.g. finishing projects or even starting them
• Impulsiveness, both in decisions, planning, and perhaps in financial matters
• Social issues, e.g. finding it hard to interact with new people

When a few of these are combined, life can be rather difficult and chaotic for an ADHD/ADD sufferer, but the good news is that management and treatment can make life easier, more ordered, and even more harmonious. Setting good habits, and having the support of those around you is imperative when it comes to managing ADHD, and here at our New York offices we are committed to helping anyone who is struggling, either diagnosed or undiagnosed.

Call Trifecta Health today at (800) 385-3905 for your ADHD evaluation.

How to help employees with ADHD

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Trifecta Health helps ADHD sufferers to be better at work!

If you have employees within your workforce who are affected by ADHD, you will be aware of the challenges that they face on a daily basis.

This of course impacts on their work productivity, which in turn hits the workplace. There are things that can be done to help ADD/ADHD sufferers focus their attentions for a longer period of time, and it’s important that managers understand these tips and apply them in the workplace.

Here are a few tips.

When handing out tasks, it’s a good idea to give an opportunity for the employee to ask questions and to clarify any points they’re unsure of, as well as repeat the instructions back to firm it up in their mind.

Be clear and concise.

Whether that’s written emails and memos, or phone conversations, keep all communication to the point and very clear. Also avoid lumping together too many points in one email or conversation. Ask for verbal instructions to be followed up in writing, to check understanding. Summarize and recap any instructions at the end of meetings.

Give praise!

Everyone works better when they feel appreciated and this boosts an ADHD sufferer’s self-confidence especially.

Consider team work, and pairing up people with complementing skills, to benefit the task at hand and the employee.

Allow an interruption free period of time during the working day, to allow re-focus. The use of alarms, usually set on the computer, will help an ADHD sufferer to focus their attention, as research has shown that a good response is usually gained from prompts and realistic deadlines.

One of the best traits of a good manager is understanding and empathy for a particular person’s condition, and if you can understand ADHD, and its effects, you will be in a better position to understand your employees.

Of course, for any sufferer, it’s important to recognize when you may need help, whether that be through symptom control, discussions, or finding out if you really do have the condition; many people do go undiagnosed.

Trifecta Health is dedicated to helping ADHD sufferers, under the expert eye of top New York psychiatrist Dr Edward Fruitman. There is no need to suffer in silence, and no need to let ADHD majorly affect any part of your life, not least your career. Give Trifecta Health Medical Center a call today, and start your road to recovery and management.