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TMS For ADHD

Nina Greif, DO -  - TMS Specialist

LiveWell TMS

Nina Greif, DO

TMS Specialist & Adult Psychiatrist located in Huntington, NY

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) isn’t just a problem that causes unruly behavior in children – it can also have a devastating effect on your life as an adult. If you can’t find an effective treatment for ADHD, or you want to avoid taking medication, undergoing TMS treatments for ADHD at LiveWell TMS could be the solution. Nina Greif, DO, DABPN, specializes in TMS for ADHD, as well as anxiety, depression, and other mental health problems. For a drug-free, safe, and effective way to manage your ADHD, call LiveWell TMS in Huntington, New York, and schedule a consultation or book an appointment online.

TMS for ADHD

What is attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)?

ADHD is a condition that begins in early childhood. It affects children’s behavior, causing them to be disruptive, inattentive, and challenging to handle.

ADHD affects each child in different ways, but the types of problems they have include:

  • Excessive energy
  • Impulsiveness
  • Lack of organization
  • Restlessness
  • Frequent mood swings
  • Poor time management
  • Lack of concentration
  • Difficulties multitasking
  • Angry outbursts
  • Problems managing stress

These behavior problems can cause children to be labeled as problem kids, when in fact, they have a treatable condition.

Because ADHD is frequently undiagnosed in childhood, many people become adults without knowing they have the condition. The symptoms can change as you get older, but ADHD can still cause severe disruption to your life as an adult.

People who have ADHD tend to have higher rates of depression and anxiety and are more likely to resort to substance abuse as a coping mechanism. It can also be hard to pursue a career or maintain lasting relationships when you have ADHD.

What causes ADHD?

It isn’t clear why certain people develop ADHD and most don’t. It could be something to do with your genes, but no specific gene is responsible for ADHD. There could be a problem in the way a fetus develops in the womb that causes ADHD, but again, the precise mechanism for this isn’t known.

Research does show that children who have a higher-than-average exposure to certain toxins, such as lead, are more likely to develop ADHD. You’re also more likely to develop ADHD if your mother had problems with substance abuse or smoked during pregnancy.

How does TMS help with ADHD?

Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a treatment option to consider if you wish to avoid the potential risks of taking medication, or your current treatment isn’t working for you.

ADHD treatment usually includes cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and medication. The medications used to treat ADHD work on the brain’s chemical makeup, increasing the levels of neurotransmitters to improve your mood.

TMS also works on your neurotransmitters but has none of the potential side effects of taking medication. TMS for ADHD is a safe, effective treatment that’s noninvasive and typically painless.

What happens when I have TMS for ADHD?

When you undergo TMS for ADHD at LiveWell TMS, Dr. Greif applies magnetic pulses to the side of your head. You hear clicking noises and may experience a slight tapping feeling on your scalp. Each session lasts no more than 20 minutes, and you can carry on with your day afterward.

A TMS course typically involves having six weeks of treatment, with a session five days out of seven. You then do two more weeks with fewer sessions. During and after your treatments, Dr. Greif meets with you to discuss how you’re progressing.

If you’re looking for a safe, effective option for improving your quality of life, TMS for ADHD is a natural choice. Call LiveWell TMS today to find out more or book an appointment online.