ADHD Specialist

Antidote TMS

TMS located in Tulsa, OK

While attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) most commonly affects children and adolescents, many adults are also negatively impacted. For those in and around Tulsa, Oklahoma, the team at Antidote TMS offers innovative treatments that can help manage the symptoms of ADHD and improve function at home, at work, and in social settings. Learn more during a face-to-face consultation, which you can book online or over the phone.

ADHD Q & A

What is adult ADHD?

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a mental health condition characterized by behavioral problems. Most men and women who have adult ADHD developed the condition during childhood, and symptoms persist into adulthood. For some, their condition was not accurately diagnosed during childhood. 

Left untreated, ADHD symptoms can interfere with normal daily function. They can make it challenging to work with others, cause problems in family relationships, and create difficulty in social settings. 

What are some symptoms of adult ADHD?

ADHD creates different symptoms in adults than in children, which can make it challenging to obtain a proper diagnosis. Some things to keep an eye out for include:

  • Quick temper
  • Frequent mood swings
  • Poor planning skills
  • Impulsiveness
  • Problems focusing on a task
  • Low tolerance for frustration
  • Excessive restlessness
  • Trouble handling stress
  • Disorganization
  • Inability to prioritize

Virtually everyone will experience some of these issues at various points in life. The difference between normal challenges and ADHD lies at the point where symptoms begin to interfere with normal daily function. 

What causes adult ADHD?

Researchers are unsure of the exact cause of ADHD, but it appears there is a genetic component involved. If you have one or more close relatives who suffer from ADHD, you have an elevated risk. 

Environmental factors also may play a causal role in developing ADHD. If you were exposed to lead as a child or spent time near other known environmental hazards, you have a higher risk level for ADHD. 

Another potential cause of ADHD is developmental issues in your central nervous system. If your mother smoked, used drugs, or consumed alcohol during pregnancy, you might also have a higher level of risk. 

What are some treatment options for ADHD?

Stimulants and other medications are a common treatment path for adults living with ADHD. This approach, however, comes with a long list of potential side effects. Many men and women want a more natural treatment option that is both safe and effective. 

At Antidote TMS, transcranial magnetic stimulation offers a powerful treatment path for adults living with ADHD.  Treatments work by using magnetic impulses to stimulate neurons in your brain. That stimulation facilitates the rewiring of neural pathways.

Many men and women have found relief through TMS treatments. If you’d like to explore this treatment path in more detail, come in for a personalized consultation. Online scheduling is available, or you are always welcome to call the office to check appointment availability.