ADHD Specialist

Thriving Mind Psychology

Psychologists located in Midtown, New York, NY

About 8 million adults in the United States have attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). If ADHD affects you regularly and impacts your daily activities, the mental health specialists at Thriving Mind Psychology in Midtown Manhattan can provide a wide range of treatments, including medicine-alternative solutions such as neurofeedback. Get started on your personalized ADHD treatment plan by booking an exam online today or calling the office directly to schedule.

ADHD Q & A

What causes ADHD? 

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a behavioral disorder that affects your focus and attention, as well as your ability to stick to a routine and complete tasks. If you have ADHD, it could be caused by or related to:

  • Brain injuries 
  • Family history of ADHD 
  • Cigarette smoking or alcohol use while in utero
  • Early exposure to environmental toxins, such as lead

ADHD impacts work, social interactions, and personal relationships. Because ADHD can lower your quality of life, it’s important to seek mental health care if ADHD symptoms are present. 

How do I know if I have ADHD?

ADHD leads to a wide variety of signs, symptoms, and behaviors that vary from minor and occasional to everyday occurrences. If you have ADHD, you may experience:

  • Talking nonstop
  • Difficulty paying attention
  • Being unable to stick to a schedule
  • Being forgetful and not following through
  • Making decisions without considering risk
  • Being unable to hold still or frequent fidgeting
  • Losing essential items regularly, such as car keys
  • Failing to follow instructions or finish tasks at work 
  • Having problems staying organized or completing tasks in sequence

If you notice any of these ADHD-related issues, the highly skilled team at Thriving Mind Psychology can help.  

Is there an effective treatment for ADHD?

Yes. You certainly don’t have to learn to manage ADHD on your own. Thriving Mind Psychology talks with you to better understand your symptoms and how ADHD affects your life. The practice specializes in neurofeedback (electroencephalographic or EEG biofeedback) training for ADHD. 

EEG neurofeedback is a state-of-the-art treatment that serves as an alternative to ADHD medications. This noninvasive treatment involves placing numerous electrodes on top of your scalp and reading your brainwaves over a computer monitor.

Your dedicated mental health provider uses this information to teach you how to regulate your brain to “normal” patterns all on your own. It’s almost like a workout for your brain, by teaching your brain to be stronger and healthier. 

Depending on your needs, treating ADHD may also include a combination of any of the following:

  • Learning to break down large tasks into smaller tasks
  • Meditation and stress-management techniques 
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Psychotherapy (talk therapy) 
  • Making a schedule
  • Group therapy
  • Neurofeedback Training

Thriving Mind Psychology is dedicated to ensuring you learn to cope with ADHD in an effort to improve mental and physical well-being.

Before living with ADHD symptoms another day, schedule an evaluation at Thriving Mind Psychology. Book your appointment through the website or call the office directly.