ADHD Specialist

Genesis Psychiatric Solutions

Psychiatrist located in McLean, VA & Washington, DC

It’s estimated that about 6.1 million children have attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) as of 2016 while about 4.4 percent of the adult U.S. population has ADHD. Families in McLean, Virginia and Washington, DC turn to Dr. Ifeanyi Olele at Genesis Psychiatric Solutions for ADHD treatment. Dr. Olele and the Genesis Psychiatric Solutions team strive to help patients 14 and up learn to cope and focus if they struggle with ADHD. Call the office to schedule your evaluation or use the online booking feature. Genesis Psychiatric Solutions also offers telemedicine services to patients, including those living inside the greater ​Washington DC, Maryland, and Virginia areas.

ADHD Q & A

What causes ADHD?

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a chronic behavioral condition that often begins in childhood. ADHD can make it difficult for your child to focus, and it can last well into adulthood. It’s not always known why some people develop ADHD, although medical researchers find the following factors can increase risk:

  • Certain genetic traits
  • Low birth weight
  • Brain injuries or trauma
  • Exposure to cigarette smoke or alcohol during pregnancy

In some cases, ADHD can even occur because of exposure to environmental toxins at a young age, including lead.

Are there signs of ADHD?

Yes. ADHD can cause you to display a series of signs, patterns, and behaviors that aren’t desirable. Some of the most common signs and symptoms of ADHD include:

  • Difficulty paying attention
  • Acting impulsively
  • Being overactive
  • Losing essential daily tools, like pencils or books
  • Avoiding schoolwork or other tasks that involve sustained mental focus

You could also notice that you fidget or squirm a lot while sitting, or that you get up and move around a lot when you’re supposed to stay seated — like at school or work. These behaviors not only affect your education or job performance, but they can also even affect your ability to make friends and communicate effectively with others.

How is ADHD treated?

Dr. Olele and the dedicated team at Genesis Psychiatric Solutions spend time evaluating the patient to get a thorough diagnosis. Once they understand your strengths and weaknesses, they put together a tailored care plan for you. ADHD therapy and treatment can include:

  • Learning routines
  • Refocusing energy
  • Focusing on tasks for short periods

ADHD treatment often involves learning communication and behaviors that everyone in your family can try to help you work through. While no cure exists for ADHD, there are therapy and medication treatments that can better your quality of life.

Find a solution for ADHD with help from the team at Genesis Psychiatric Solutions in McLean, Virginia and Washington, DC. Call the office or schedule an evaluation online today. If you’re outside of Virginia, be sure to ask about available telepsychiatry services.