ADHD-ADD FAQ

David P. Goldstein, M.D.
Phone: 650.961.8923
Fax: 408. 975.0764

New clients always welcome.  Evening appointments available.

Serving the greater San Jose/Silicon Valley Area
with offices in Los Altos, San Jose, and Morgan Hill, California.

Frequently Asked Questions about ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder ) and ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder).

Do you treat ADD and ADHD?
Yes. We treat only adults (age 18+) if the evaluation confirms the diagnosis and if it is a quality of life problem for the individual.

What is the difference between ADD and ADHD?
ADD does not have the hyperactivity part.

Do you treat college age students (age 18+) for ADD or ADHD?
Yes. We handle quite a number of referrals from local colleges such as Santa Clara University, San Jose State University and the Silicon Valley Area junior colleges such as Foothill, DeAnza, Mission, and others

How do I know if I have ADD or ADHD?
The most common symptoms are:

  • Trouble concentrating
  • Trouble focusing on tasks of various sorts
  • Trouble organizing writing or other projects
  • Trouble reading in noisy areas

How do you treat ADD and ADHD?
If the evaluation confirms the diagnosis, the treatment is the appropriate medication and/or a cognitive form of therapy..

Will I feel better right away?
Many psychiatric medications take at least ten days before any effect occurs.  A few medications do work more quickly.
 

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David P. Goldstein, M.D.
Psychiatrist - Los Altos - San Jose - Morgan Hill, California
Phone: 650.961.8923 - Fax: 408.975.0764

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