What is ADHD?
Inattention, hyperactivity and impulse control are not symptoms that are exclusive to children with ADHD, but the symptoms tend to be more pronounced in those who are affected. Although ADHD affects everyone differently, the following behaviors are the most commonly observed issues:
Causes of ADHD
Over the years, there has been a lot of misinformation about the causes of Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder. Researchers used to believe that ADHD could be the result of brain damage, head injuries or even the ingestion of too much refined sugar. All of these theories have been disproved.
Simply put, ADHD is caused by chemical and structural dysfunctions in the brain that are the result of genetics. Pathways in the brain and neurotransmitters that regulate dopamine and norepinephrine are different in those with ADHD than those without.
AN EASIER WAY FOR ADHD TREATMENT
You take Adderall, Vyvanse, Ritalin, or another stimulant, but find it challenging to keep taking time out of your busy life to get to an office every month. You take off work, sit in traffic, wait in a crowded waiting room, just for a brief visit to refill the same medication. That ten-minute appointment now turned into an hour or longer chunk of your day, wasting your already limited time. Imagine, after one in-person visit, using an app similar to Skype or FaceTime for that visit. Picture you’re down to your last few tabs; you pop online and make an appointment that week, on your lunch break, that evening, or weekend.
“Do I really need to come into the office for a simple ADD medication refill?”
After seeing the struggles of my college students, scrambling to get prescriptions, I dreamt of a better way. With this innovative telepsychiatry practice, you may self-schedule online, ahead of time or at the last minute, and take the visit from your phone, computer, or tablet.
ONLINE ADHD TREATMENT IS ONLY AVAILABLE TO ILLINOIS RESIDENTS
HOW ONLINE ADHD TREATMENT WORKS
One time in-person visit. Our first visit will be in person at our Bloomingdale location. You will have a full psychiatric and medical evaluation with ADHD testing. If you have other mental health conditions, we care for those too. We electronically send a one-month prescription to your pharmacy.
FOLLOW UP TELEPSYCHIATRY VISITS
After your first visit, all subsequent ADHD visits may be done from your phone, computer, or tablet. Schedule a monthly telemedicine visit at the same time every month, or schedule as you are running low on your medication. ADHD re-visits may be done the same day, evenings, weekends, including Sundays. No paper prescriptions; prescriptions sent electronically direct to your pharmacy.