ADHD creates challenges across every aspect of your life, putting you at risk for additional problems like depression and anxiety. Angela Jones, MD, and the experienced team at Delaware Valley Wellness Center in Voorhees, NJ, Philadelphia, PA and Delaware, offer treatment with an IV ketamine infusion, an exceptional option for rapidly improving the mental health conditions that further complicate your life with ADHD. To learn if you’re a good candidate for ketamine, complete the online questionnaire or call the office.
ADHD is a condition that affects areas of the brain responsible for planning and organizing, solving problems, regulating attention, and controlling impulses. ADHD is often diagnosed in children, but even if it’s not diagnosed at an early age, symptoms are evident by the age of 12.
ADHD continues into adulthood for many children. Others aren’t diagnosed with the condition until they’re adults.
The types of ADHD are categorized as primarily inattentive, primarily hyperactive and impulsive, or a combination of both.
Symptoms of inattention include:
Symptoms of hyperactivity and impulsivity include:
Children and adults with ADHD have trouble with their working memory, so they have a hard time storing information. Adults also find that it’s hard to regulate their emotions, which may lead to angry outbursts or making decisions without thinking.
ADHD deeply affects your ability to succeed in school and at work. It also makes it hard to build lasting personal relationships. As a result, children and adults with ADHD have a high risk of developing anxiety and depression.
It’s estimated that 1 in 7 children with ADHD struggle with depression and 1 in 5 are diagnosed with anxiety. Compared with their peers who don’t have ADHD, adults with ADHD are 3-6 times more likely to develop major depressive disorder, persistent depressive disorder, and mood disorders.
Ketamine infusions can often make it easier for you to manage the challenges of ADHD by quickly and effectively improving depression and anxiety. When you receive a low dose of ketamine, it directly affects your brain, balancing brain chemicals and improving the connections between nerves.
Most patients feel the improvement in their symptoms within hours of their first intravenous ketamine infusion. Then you can achieve long-lasting results with six infusions over two weeks. After that, you may need an occasional booster infusion, but it depends on how well you respond to your initial therapy.
To schedule an appointment, call Delaware Valley Wellness Center or complete the questionnaire online.