ADHD Specialist

Amir  Ahuja, MD -  - Psychiatrist

Amir Ahuja, MD

Psychiatrist located in Beverly Hills, CA

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), which affects both children and adults, can lead to continuous impulsive behaviors and serious difficulty paying attention. At his office in Beverly Hills, California, board-certified psychiatrist Amir Ahuja, MD, offers personalized ADHD treatment plans based on your specific symptoms and provides novel forms of treatment with a conservative and holistic approach. Find out more by calling the office or booking a consultation online today.

ADHD Q & A

What is ADHD?

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a chronic mental health condition that often starts in childhood and can continue into adulthood. 

The underlying cause of ADHD isn’t well understood, but factors like premature birth, exposure to environmental toxins, and brain injury might increase your risk for ADHD.

What are the symptoms of ADHD?

Children with ADHD are unable to stay still and concentrate on tasks. They may run around or engage in reckless behaviors without fear of consequence, leading to poor performance at school and disciplinary issues at home.

ADHD symptoms aren’t something a child will grow out of, and while the behaviors might be less severe, they can carry into adulthood. ADHD can affect your behaviors and make it difficult for you to navigate your daily responsibilities

Symptoms of adult ADHD can include:

  • Difficulty paying attention
  • Inability to focus
  • Impulsive behaviors
  • Excessive movement (hyperactivity)

While these issues may seem like the typical behaviors of young children, symptoms of ADHD are generally more noticeable and disruptive. They can cause significant problems at home, in school, and in social settings.

When should I see a doctor for ADHD?

It’s normal for all children and adults to experience some symptoms of ADHD during various stages of life. But if ADHD-related behaviors are starting to affect you on a regular basis, schedule an exam with Dr. Ahuja right away. You should consider an ADHD evaluation if your ADHD is associated with:

  • Declining work or school performance
  • Broken or damaged relationships
  • Dangerous or impulsive behaviors
  • Anxiety or depression
  • Learning disabilities

Dr. Ahuja spends time evaluating you as an individual and designs your treatment plan based on your specific needs.

How is ADHD treated?

Treating ADHD often involves combining the right type of medication with regular counseling to help correct behaviors or ways of thinking. Your ADHD treatment plan with Dr. Ahuja may include certain medications such as stimulants or antidepressants, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), and psychological counseling. You may also need a combination of therapeutic solutions to help manage ADHD.

Treating ADHD takes time and dedication to your treatment plan with Dr. Ahuja. But ongoing treatments and therapies can open doors for improved learning, enhanced work performance, and even more stable relationships.

Schedule your ADHD evaluation at the office of Amir Ahuja, MD, calling the office directly or requesting a visit online.