Attention Deficit

elevate medical

Psychiatry located in New York, NY

It’s not unusual to have difficulty concentrating after a poor night of sleep. But if your issues with focus and concentration are an ongoing problem, you may want to schedule a consultation at elevate medical in the Flatiron District of Manhattan in New York City. Though you may have concerns about attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), the psychiatric practice takes an integrative approach to care and conducts thorough evaluations to determine the root cause of your concentration deficit, which may be medical or psychiatric. Call the office or request an appointment today.

What is a concentration deficit?

With a concentration deficit, you may struggle to follow conversations, focus on tasks, or stay organized. Your problems with concentration may stem from an underlying medical or psychiatric condition like:

  • Menopause
  • Thyroid disorder
  • Postpartum depression
  • Binge eating disorder
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Trauma

Elevate medical takes an integrative approach to psychiatric care and conducts thorough evaluations to rule out a medical cause before diagnosing a psychiatric disorder. 

What is attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder?

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that causes inattention (concentration deficit), hyperactivity, and impulsivity. People with ADHD are classified into the following types based on the most dominant symptom:

Inattentive type

People with inattentive type may experience difficulties with concentration and focus. They may struggle following directions and appear not to be listening when spoken to. 

Hyperactive/impulsive type

Symptoms of hyperactive/impulsive type include difficulty sitting still, talking too much, and having difficulty waiting for their turn. 

Combined type

People with a combined type exhibit inattentive and hyperactive/impulsive symptoms equally. 

ADHD symptoms typically appear during childhood but may go unnoticed in those with mild symptoms. 

What can I expect during a concentration deficit consultation?

You can expect a personalized and thorough evaluation when you come in to see the mental wellness experts at elevate medical with concerns about concentration deficit.

During your initial visit, your mental wellness expert intently listens to your concerns and needs to help figure out why you’re not feeling whole. Then they conduct a thorough physical exam, which may include diagnostic blood work, to rule out a medical cause to explain your symptoms.

If it’s determined that a medical condition is the cause of your symptoms, elevate medical clears away the weeds and rocks so that you can build from a level and fertile foundation. 

When medical causes are ruled out, a psychiatric condition is considered. ADHD is only diagnosed when all other causes — medical and psychiatric — are ruled out. 

How is concentration deficit treated?

Elevate medical develops personalized treatment plans for concentration deficit based on the underlying cause. Your treatment may include a personalized therapy program and evidence-based medication uniquely tailored to meet your needs. 

The mental wellness experts at elevate medical aim to help you identify your dreams, figure out who you are, and provide recommendations that help you grow.

Though medications may be part of your treatment plan, the team at elevate medical only prescribes medication when needed. They aim to avoid the need for multiple medications for the treatment of one condition. 

When medications are prescribed, elevate medical always explains why the medication was chosen for you. They taper you off the medication once you’re in a good place. 

As you progress through therapy, elevate medical will help you get to that place where the emptiness and chaos caused by your concentration deficit is replaced with wholeness and serenity. 

To schedule an evaluation for your concentration deficit so you can feel more like your usual self, contact elevate medical by phone or online today.