Understanding and Managing Adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)Clinical Diagnostics, Medical Treatment & Psychotherapy
At Promises Healthcare, we recognise the unique challenges faced by adults with ADHD in Singapore. Our dedicated team of psychiatrists, psychologists, therapists, and executive coaches is committed to providing comprehensive care and support to individuals living with ADHD.
What is Adult ADHD?
Adult ADHD is a condition that persists from childhood, affecting approximately 2.8% of adults worldwide. This translates to tens of thousands of people here in Singapore. ADHD is characterised by symptoms of inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsiveness, which can lead to difficulties in managing work and family commitments, impaired time management and organisational skills, and challenges in maintaining relationships.
Risk factors for adult ADHD include having ADHD as a child, a family history of ADHD, as well as intra-uterine exposure to maternal cigarette smoking and alcohol use. Adults with ADHD often face underachievement in the workplace, marital difficulties, increased antisocial acts, low self-esteem, and lower socioeconomic status. Not surprisingly, ADHD in adults can also result in other mental health problems such as anxiety, depression, and substance use disorders (smoking and alcohol drinking).
Signs and Symptoms of Adult ADHD
ADHD in adults can manifest in various ways, including:
- Carelessness, making unintended mistakes
- Inattention, finding it hard to focus
- Procrastination, even on simple tasks
- Missing deadlines
- Talkativeness, tending to interrupt others
- Impatience, being unable to wait in line
- Impulsivity – acting on impulse without much thought
While most people may experience some of these symptoms, adults with ADHD experience them to the extent that it affects their day-to-day living.
Treatments for Adult ADHD at Promises Healthcare
Treatment for adult ADHD includes medications and psychological therapy. At Promises Healthcare, we tailor each treatment plan to meet the individual’s specific needs.
- Medications: Stimulants and certain antidepressants have been shown to boost attention and concentration, reduce impulsivity, and improve work performance. Our experienced doctors will determine the most suitable medication and monitor for potential side effects.
- Psychological Therapy: This approach can address attention difficulties, emotional and relationship difficulties, and executive functioning deficits that are associated with having ADHD. Our team of psychologists and therapists offers various therapy modalities, including cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), to help individuals manage their ADHD symptoms effectively.
Why Choose Promises Healthcare for Adult ADHD Treatment in Singapore?
When it comes to managing Adult ADHD, Promises Healthcare is your one-stop solution for Adult ADHD treatment. Our experienced team of mental health professionals provides comprehensive, personalised care tailored to each person’s needs. We offer a range of services, including medication management and psychological therapy.
As mental health and well-being specialists, we understand the importance of empowerment, and our mission is to help you develop essential skills and strategies to manage ADHD symptoms. We are dedicated to offering a supportive environment where you can work with our multidisciplinary team to develop these skills and strategies. By addressing the unique challenges faced by adults with ADHD, we aim to help you achieve a better quality of life, improve your work performance and relationships, and overcome the hurdles that ADHD may present.
In addition to our comprehensive treatment options, we also place a strong emphasis on education and support for our patients and their families. We believe that understanding the complexities of ADHD is a critical component of successful treatment and long-term management.
Although living with ADHD as an adult can be overwhelming, and to seek help may seem daunting, know that you are not alone and help is available. With the right assessment and a holistic treatment plan, it is possible to gain control over your symptoms and lead a more fulfilling life. If you feel you or a loved one may have adult ADHD, don’t hesitate to contact us. Our dedicated and professional team at Promises Healthcare is here to guide you every step of the way.
Step-by-Step Care Plan: Adult ADHD Testing and Continuing Care at Promises Healthcare
Step 1: Initial Consultation and Assessment
Step 2: Testing Sessions
Step 3: Comprehensive Written Report
Step 4: Feedback Session
Step 5: Treatment Planning and Continuing Care
Upon completion of the testing process, we will work collaboratively with you to develop a personalised treatment plan based on the assessment outcomes and your specific needs. Our treatment options for adult ADHD include medication management and psychological therapy.
Continual care is an integral part of our approach at Promises Healthcare. We will provide ongoing support and guidance to help you manage your ADHD effectively. Our team of mental health professionals will monitor your progress, make any necessary adjustments to the treatment plan, and offer guidance for maintaining your well-being beyond the testing and initial treatment phase. We are committed to empowering you with the necessary skills and strategies to lead a fulfilling life, improve work performance, and enhance your relationships.
Remember, seeking help for adult ADHD can be a transformative step towards unlocking your full potential. At Promises Healthcare, we are here to support you every step of the way. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and embark on your journey towards managing adult ADHD and achieving better quality of life.
At Promises Healthcare, we understand the importance of transparency when it comes to fees for our services. As fees may vary depending on the specific treatment plan and duration, we encourage you to visit our fees page for a comprehensive overview of the costs associated with our services, allowing you to make an informed decision.
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