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ADHD (Attention Deficit, ADD) Psychiatrists
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) is a neurobehavioral disorder characterized by a combination of inattentiveness, distractibility, hyperactivity, and impulsive behavior.

AD/HD appears early in life. Boys are diagnosed more often than girls. Untreated AD/HD has been shown to have long-term adverse affects on academic performance, vocational success, and social-emotional development. AD/HD children have difficulty sitting still and paying attention in class and do not do well at school, even when they have normal or above-normal intelligence. They engage in a broad array of disruptive behaviors and experience peer rejection.

If you're looking for help with ADHD in New York (NY) or for a New York (NY) ADHD Psychiatrist these professionals provide adhd help, and help for adhd Psychiatry in New York (NY), adhd counseling, adhd treatment and therapy for attention deficit hyper-activity disorder. They include ADHD Psychiatrists, ADHD psychologists, ADHD psychotherapists and ADHD counselors. Psychiatrists can help with adhd in children, New York (NY) adult adhd, add adhd, and adha both for adhd and with adhd.

This term is frequently referred to as ADD (attention deficit disorder) or ADD/ADHD. So if you're looking for help with ADD in New York (NY) or for a New York (NY) ADD Psychiatrist these professionals provide add help and help for add Psychiatry in New York (NY), add counseling, add treatment and therapy for attention deficit disorder. They include ADD Psychiatrists, ADD psychologists, ADD psychotherapists and ADD counselors. Psychiatrists can help with add in children, adult add.

Note: 'Hyper-activity' is sometimes spelled as 'hyperactivity' or 'hyper activity'.

About Psychiatrists, meds and Psychiatric Nurses.

A Psychiatrist in New York (NY) is a qualified medical doctor who specializes in treating mental health issues and diagnosable disorders.

New York (NY) Psychiatrists differ from other mental health professionals in that they may prescribe medication or psychotropics. Psychiatrists may conduct physical examinations, order and interpret lab tests and brain image scans, such as CT scans, CAT Scans and MRIs.

Some psychiatric practitioners in New York (NY) specialize in age groups (so check for New York (NY) child psychiatrists or adolescent psychiatrists in New York (NY)). Those who work with the elderly are called geriatric psychiatrists or geropsychiatrists.

Other related specialties include psychopharmacology (certain states license Psychopharmacologists), psychiatric genetics and neuroimaging.

Psychiatric nurses in New York (NY), or mental health nurses, specialize in nursing care for people with mental illness or mental distress. New York (NY) Psychiatric nurses receive training in psychological therapies (such as CBT), building therapeutic alliance with clients and dealing with challenging behavior. Importantly, they are trained to administer psychiatric medication (or 'psychiatric meds') and, in very limited ways, to prescribe meds.

Nurses monitor for side effects and responses to medical treatments and offer information on meds so that clients can make informed choices about their use.