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ADHD services offered in Wantagh, NY

ADHD services offered in the greater Wantagh, NY area

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) affects children and adults, causing behavioral and emotional regulation difficulties. If you or your child exhibits ADHD symptoms, contact Norvy Jean, NP-BC, and the team at Nova Wellness Health in Wantagh, New York. They provide an expert diagnosis and effective treatments that help you navigate life more smoothly. Call Nova Wellness Health to arrange an ADHD evaluation or schedule a face-to-face or virtual appointment online today.


What is ADHD?

ADHD can cause behavioral problems, mood changes, and emotion regulation difficulties that typically begin in early childhood. It can disrupt children’s lives at school and home and limit their ability to fulfill their potential.

Despite many people understanding more about ADHD now, some children still don’t receive the support they need to manage the problems their condition causes. They may frequently get into trouble because of their behavior and find it hard to maintain friendships and other relationships.

Without treatment, ADHD can continue to disrupt daily life into adulthood. The condition isn’t curable, but expert treatment and support make the symptoms far more manageable and less disruptive.

The Nova Wellness Health team offers specialized diagnoses and treatments to adults and children 14 and over with all forms of ADHD.

What are the different forms of ADHD?

ADHD can cause primarily inattentive symptoms, primarily hyperactive and impulsive symptoms, or a mix of both (combined ADHD).

Inattentive ADHD causes behaviors such as:

  • Not hearing when spoken to
  • Getting lost in thought
  • Overlooking details
  • Making careless mistakes
  • Struggling with involved projects
  • Not sticking to instructions
  • Frequently losing things
  • Poor organizational skills
  • Avoiding focused activities like reading
  • Becoming easily distracted
  • Forgetting routine tasks and activities

Hyperactive ADHD causes problems like an inability to sit still and constantly being on the move. Restlessness, impatience, interrupting, and being insensitive to others’ moods can also be issues. Impulsive behaviors revolve around acting without considering the consequences.

It’s often difficult for people with ADHD to understand their feelings and why they get into trouble, and it’s not uncommon to develop other mental health conditions like depression and anxiety. Adults with undiagnosed or untreated ADHD sometimes turn to alcohol and illegal substances to help them cope.

What treatments are available for ADHD?

The Nova Wellness Health team combines medications with behavioral therapy to treat children and adults with ADHD.

Stimulant drugs help by boosting brain chemicals used to regulate attention and thinking. If you don’t find stimulants effective or experience side effects, nonstimulant drugs are also available.

Behavioral therapy
Therapy focuses on helping you manage the problems ADHD causes in daily life. Your therapist shows you how to improve your organizational abilities, focus, and memory; improve your social and relationship-building skills; and control emotional problems like anger and stress.

Call Nova Wellness Health today or book an in-person or telehealth appointment online to benefit from expert ADHD treatment.