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It can be scary to ask for help.

Patients sometimes fear a rushed diagnosis or a complicated process that leads to uncertain results. Sometimes fear from stigma or concerns about treatment side effects lead to delays in seeking help.

We practice evidence-based medicine. You’re assured that our practices follow professional guidelines and draw on the latest science.

We believe in the doctor-patient relationship and value your concerns. All ADHD patients have symptoms in common but no two are alike. We take time to look at each patient as a person, not a diagnosis. We’re interested in your gifts as well as your struggles. Let us help you reduce your frustration and achieve your potential.

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Concerned to Focused

Parents often worry about seeking professional advice for their children’s school or behavioral problems.  Some hope the child will mature. Some attribute the symptoms to being lazy, hormones, or “just being a kid”. Yet in their heart they know that something isn’t quite right despite knowing that their child is wonderful in so many ways.  Adults with ADHD may feel like their lives are always in chaos. They are frustrated with themselves but can’t figure out how to fix it. Patients and parents may worry about the consequences of a diagnosis or being labeled. Some may fear being rushed to medication treatment and negative effects of medication, so they try natural remedies, a new planner or behavior chart, a new diet…yet the frustration continues for everyone. At Focus-MD, we will take time to do a careful evaluation and offer you objective testing.  We will look at the person, and not just a diagnosis.

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Frustration to Focus

“I am so frustrated with him.  Why can he focus fine on video games but when it comes to homework or simple chores, it’s a nightmare to get his attention? I’m tired of yelling and punishing him does no good. I say the same thing over and over.  He seems to get angrier almost daily. I think he just doesn’t care anymore. I know he’s a smart, great kid. Why am I so overwhelmed?”

“I’m worried about her.  She really tries but something is not clicking.  She told me last night that her ‘smart friends’ were working on a project and she was ‘too dumb to get it’.  She is NOT dumb. She is really struggling and the tears are coming more regularly. What can I do?”

“I feel that I have always been an underachiever.  I haven’t always admitted it to myself, but I can’t seem to finish anything.  I have great ideas-lots of them, but I don’t act on them or I might start a project and it becomes another pile or basket of stuff cluttering my life.  I’m late a lot and I procrastinate- then I have to stress and rush to get things done. Sometimes I just say “the heck with it” and make an excuse. My To-Do list isn’t getting done.  I worry about it but then I forget it. I need to get on track.”

If you relate to these stories we can help you go from frustration to focus.  Don’t procrastinate, call us today.

 

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It can be scary to ask for help.

Patients sometimes fear a rushed diagnosis or a complicated process that leads to uncertain results. Sometimes fear from stigma or concerns about treatment side effects lead to delays in seeking help.

We practice evidence-based medicine. You’re assured that our practices follow professional guidelines and draw on the latest science.

We believe in the doctor-patient relationship and value your concerns. All ADHD patients have symptoms in common but no two are alike. We take time to look at each patient as a person, not a diagnosis. We’re interested in your gifts as well as your struggles. Let us help you reduce your frustration and achieve your potential.

Find a Focus-MD Doctor

Concerned to Focused

Parents often worry about seeking professional advice for their children’s school or behavioral problems.  Some hope the child will mature. Some attribute the symptoms to being lazy, hormones, or “just being a kid”. Yet in their heart they know that something isn’t quite right despite knowing that their child is wonderful in so many ways.  Adults with ADHD may feel like their lives are always in chaos. They are frustrated with themselves but can’t figure out how to fix it. Patients and parents may worry about the consequences of a diagnosis or being labeled. Some may fear being rushed to medication treatment and negative effects of medication, so they try natural remedies, a new planner or behavior chart, a new diet…yet the frustration continues for everyone. At Focus-MD, we will take time to do a careful evaluation and offer you objective testing.  We will look at the person, and not just a diagnosis.

View Our Locations

Frustration to Focus

“I am so frustrated with him.  Why can he focus fine on video games but when it comes to homework or simple chores, it’s a nightmare to get his attention? I’m tired of yelling and punishing him does no good. I say the same thing over and over.  He seems to get angrier almost daily. I think he just doesn’t care anymore. I know he’s a smart, great kid. Why am I so overwhelmed?”

“I’m worried about her.  She really tries but something is not clicking.  She told me last night that her ‘smart friends’ were working on a project and she was ‘too dumb to get it’.  She is NOT dumb. She is really struggling and the tears are coming more regularly. What can I do?”

“I feel that I have always been an underachiever.  I haven’t always admitted it to myself, but I can’t seem to finish anything.  I have great ideas-lots of them, but I don’t act on them or I might start a project and it becomes another pile or basket of stuff cluttering my life.  I’m late a lot and I procrastinate- then I have to stress and rush to get things done. Sometimes I just say “the heck with it” and make an excuse. My To-Do list isn’t getting done.  I worry about it but then I forget it. I need to get on track.”

If you relate to these stories we can help you go from frustration to focus.  Don’t procrastinate, call us today.

 

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5 Helpful Tips to Pass Midterms

It’s that time of year again, the most dreaded part of the semester for most college students, midterms. If you have ADHD, midterms can be even more stressful because lets face it, procrastination always finds its way into your study…

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In part one of this blog, Dr. Mark Thomas with our Focus-MD Tuscaloosa office shared some tips that would help college students help manage their academics and daily life on campus. Below, he discusses ways to help them manage their…

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