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ADHD Specialist

Glacier Mental and Family Health Solutions

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner & Addiction Treatment located in Eagle River, Anchorage, and Fairbanks, AK

If you have attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), you might struggle with your progress at work or school, which can affect your quality of life. At Glacier Mental and Family Health Solutions in Eagle River, Anchorage, and Fairbanks, Alaska, Shannon Davis, PMHNP-BC, FNP-C, AGACNP, provides effective treatments to help you overcome your symptoms. Call the friendly office staff or book an appointment online today.

ADHD Q&A

What is ADHD?

ADHD, or attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, may cause fidgeting and decreased self-control. If it goes untreated, it can impact your self-confidence and quality of life because it interferes with your work or school and can cause issues in your relationships. 

What are the symptoms of ADHD?

If you have ADHD, your symptoms might include:

  • Disorganization
  • Mood swings
  • Impulsiveness
  • Lack of attention to detail
  • Issues with multitasking
  • Inability to prioritize
  • Distracted easily
  • Feelings of frustration often
  • Poor time management
  • Poor stress management

You might also find yourself losing items often like your phone or keys.

What causes ADHD?

Though ADHD doesn’t have a specific cause, researchers believe certain factors can have an influence. 

For example, you may show signs of ADHD if it runs in your family. Another theory gives weight to environmental factors that may play a role in the development of ADHD, if you’ve ever been exposed to lead or other toxins. Developmental issues, such as those that affect your nervous system, can also be a cause.

Glacier Mental and Family Health Solutions has the proper tools to diagnose you and support your condition. They have testing that provides objective hyperactivity, impulsivity, and inattention measures.

How is ADHD treated?

At Glacier Mental and Family Health Solutions, Shannon offers comprehensive, patient-focused treatments customized to meet the needs of each person. To ensure she is providing cutting-edge care to her patients, Shannon utilizes Qbtech, a technology-first approach to ADHD assessment that combines subjective and objective data. She reviews your specific areas of concern and works with you to create and start a treatment program, which may include:

Medication management

You might benefit from this treatment method for improving concentration and a reduction in your symptoms. After completion of a Qbtech approved assessment, called a QbTest or QbCheck, Shannon may prescribe stimulant and nonstimulant medicine to relieve your signs of ADHD. Qbtech analysis is required before Shannon will move forward with prescriptions. 

Lifestyle modifications

You can practice proactive steps to help treat your ADHD. For example, Shannon can offer ways to improve your diet, give guidance on how to get more exercise, and introduce supplements and other alternative therapies. When you implement these changes into your daily routine, they enhance your concentration and improve your overall health.

To learn more about ADHD and how Glacier Medical and Family Health Solutions can help, call for an appointment or use the online booking tool for convenience today.