Welcome to the ATTN Center! We are New York City’s premier ADD/ADHD testing and treatment facility. Our services include testing and evaluation, treatment planning, neurofeedback, psychotherapy, and more. You can find us conveniently located near Columbus Circle at 200 West 57th Street.
Our number one priority is you and helping you find your best self. One of the ways that we’ll do that is by posting biweekly blogs to update you on ADD/ADHD news, educate you on coping and other skills, and generally further your knowledge on mental health. Today’s blog is a simple introduction into what ADD/ADHD is. Over the past week, we gathered questions submitted by followers and clients inquiring about us and ADD/ADHD. Below are five of those questions and answers to help you better understand the disorder.
What is ADD/ADHD?
ADD/ADHD is a condition that makes paying attention and controlling impulses difficult. Formerly known only as ADD, those with ADHD often feel restless and struggle with concentrating on tasks or specific thoughts. They find it nearly impossible to follow through with tasks, so many things get started but not finished.
Are there different types of ADHD?
There are three subtypes and three levels of severity. The types include hyperactive, inattentive, and combined. The severity levels include mild, moderate, and severe.
When do people start having ADHD symptoms?
ADHD symptoms often began during childhood years. Children as young as three years old can be diagnosed with ADHD. These symptoms often continue through adolescence and adulthood as well.
Should I get tested even if it’s not harming my day to day life?
We believe it is important to be aware of yourself and your holistic health, including emotional and mental wellbeing. Therefore, if you are questioning whether you have ADHD or not, we encourage you to get tested to find out for sure. If you do have it, treatment options at the ATTN Center can greatly improve your life.
Will I have to take medication if I have ADHD?
No, medication is your choice and your choice alone. In addition to this, medication is one of many treatment options for ADHD. Reach out to us and we can tell you more about your options!
Is ADHD caused by vaccinations?
No, there is not any evidence supporting the claim that vaccinations lead to ADHD.
We would love to hear from you with any feedback or questions. Please contact us here on our website, and we’ll be in touch as soon as possible. We look forward to working with you!