EXIS Recovery Inc. -  - Substance Abuse and Trauma Treatment Facility

EXIS Recovery Inc.

Substance Abuse and Trauma Treatment Facilities & Addiction Specialists located in West Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

Living with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can cause a lot of distress when it prevents you from performing well at work or school or causes problems with your personal relationships. ADHD can also harm your self-esteem and may lead to substance abuse and other mental health disorders. Fortunately, the expert therapists at EXIS Recovery Inc. in West Los Angeles, California, can help you regain control over your ADHD symptoms and restore your ability to focus and meet work and family obligations. If you or your teenager suffers from ADHD, don’t hesitate to schedule a confidential consultation. Call the office for an appointment today.


What is ADHD?

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a condition that affects children, teens, and adults. It’s characterized by an inability to focus, concentrate, remain still, or control your impulses in situations that require these skills. 

Many patients receive their diagnosis of ADHD in childhood; however, it’s not uncommon for adults of all ages to discover they have ADHD.

The exact cause of ADHD isn’t clear, but genetics, trauma, brain injury, and other factors may contribute to the condition.

What are the symptoms of ADHD?

Children and adolescents with ADHD show signs of inattention and hyperactivity that cause more distress than the behavior of their same-age peers. 

If these symptoms interfere with your child’s ability to function at school or with family or friends, you should consider having them evaluated for ADHD.

ADHD symptoms in adults might not be as pronounced as those in children, but if your ability to focus, remain organized, or control your impulses interferes with your work performance, ability to perform daily tasks, or personal relationships, you may have ADHD.

Inattentive ADHD symptoms include:

  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Problems listening
  • Inability to follow instructions
  • Disorganization
  • Missing deadlines
  • Poor time management
  • Frequently losing items 
  • Forgetting important tasks or deadlines

Hyperactive symptoms include:

  • Fidgeting or squirming
  • Inability to remain seated
  • Moving around when inappropriate
  • Restlessness
  • Excessive talking
  • Interrupting

In adults, impulsivity may cause reckless behavior, poor judgment, and failure to maintain employment and personal relationships. Substance abuse, anxiety, and depression frequently co-occur with ADHD.

How can ADHD be treated?

The experts at EXIS Recovery can help you manage your ADHD symptoms so you can regain control over your ability to concentrate and meet work or social obligations. 

The team typically uses an integrative combination of evidence-based techniques to increase focus and address negative emotions associated with ADHD. 

Following your initial consultation, your experienced therapist creates a personalized care plan to best meet your individual needs. Your custom protocol may include:

  • Individual psychotherapy
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) 
  • Trauma-focused cognitive-behavioral therapy (TF-CBT) 
  • Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Medication management

Treatment for substance abuse and other co-occurring conditions may be part of your individualized ADHD treatment plan. 

In addition, your therapist may recommend wellness practices like yoga or meditation or massage therapy, to decrease stress and promote overall emotional and physical health.

For compassionate care that can end ADHD struggles for yourself or your teen, call today to request an appointment.