ADHD Specialist

Redwood Family Health Center

Board Certified Family Practice Physician & Pediatrics located in McKinney, TX & Farmers Branch, TX

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) involves persistent struggles with paying attention, sitting still, and being organized. Venkata Vallury, MD, offers affordable care for ADHD with two subscription plan options at Redwood Family Health Center in McKinney and Farmers Branch, Texas. Call the nearest office to schedule your initial visit or request an appointment online today.

ADHD Q & A

What is ADHD?

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects your learning, productivity, and focus. It can interfere with school, work, or even your social life regardless of your age. 

Over 10% of school-age children are diagnosed with ADHD, and around 75% of them have symptoms that continue into adulthood. Fortunately, it’s possible to manage the condition with the support and individualized care from your providers at Redwood Family Health Center. 

What are the symptoms of ADHD?

ADHD symptoms fit into two distinct categories. You might primarily have symptoms from either one type or the other, but many people have a nearly equal combination of both. 

During a comprehensive evaluation at your initial visit to Redwood Family Health Center, your provider gathers information about your symptoms and may diagnose you with:

Predominantly inattentive ADHD

Predominantly inattentive ADHD includes symptoms like disorganization, losing things regularly, trouble paying attention, and making many careless mistakes in work and other tasks. 

Predominantly hyperactive or impulsive ADHD

Predominantly hyperactive or impulsive ADHD symptoms may stand out a bit more to others as a distraction. Symptoms include fidgeting, excessive talking, interrupting others, and trouble sitting still. 

ADHD symptoms can also change over the course of your life. If you have predominantly hyperactive ADHD as a child, for example, you might present more inattentive symptoms as you get older.

How is ADHD diagnosed?

Your Redwood Family Health Center provider uses diagnostic guidelines set by the American Psychiatric Association while performing a comprehensive evaluation. 

We ask numerous questions about your symptoms and behaviors, checking to see if you meet the diagnostic criteria for an ADHD diagnosis. We also note the severity of your symptoms.

How can I manage my ADHD?

You can manage your ADHD by taking part in a comprehensive behavioral health plan built uniquely for you at Redwood Family Health Center. 

After giving you an assessment and making an ADHD diagnosis, your provider works closely with community-minded behavioral and mental health professionals to help you manage your condition. 

Typically, a comprehensive behavioral health plan involves therapy or counseling, prescription medication, educational support, and lifestyle modifications. Both children and adults with ADHD can benefit from these strategies. 

Stimulants are the most common variety of medication used to manage ADHD, but some nonstimulant options are also available but do not work as quickly.

If you’re interested in getting an evaluation for ADHD and a comprehensive behavioral health plan, call Redwood Family Health Center or request an appointment online today.