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Awareness can be the first step towards empowerment, and such is the case with adult ADHD. In this episode, join Matana and Dr. Dara Abraham, a psychiatrist specializing in adult ADHD, as they discuss the differences in ADHD symptoms presentation between children and adults, and the general process of getting diagnosed and treated later in life. They also tackle the benefits and side effects of medication as a first-line treatment, other possible forms of care, as well as the common misconceptions about ADHD diagnosis that cause others to hesitate from seeking help.

Often becoming an undiagnosed condition, ADHD tends to be overlooked and carried on over to adulthood, leading to executive dysfunctions, and at times, even secondary disorders. By being aware of its symptoms and the possibility of a late-in-life diagnosis, more people are willing to reach out to a professional and get the treatment they need.

Dr. Dara Abraham is a Philadelphia-based, board-certified psychiatrist. Through her boutique concierge practice, Dr. Dara Psychiatry, she provides personalized assessments and treatment plans to individuals with ADHD, particularly those who receive a diagnosis later in life. Driven by her own journey of getting a diagnosis as an adult, she is dedicated to raising awareness, offering comprehensive care, and empowering patients with knowledge to make informed decisions about their treatment.

  • Symptoms of ADHD and determining when they lead to a diagnosis
  • Comparing child and adult ADHD symptoms
  • The effectivity and side effects of stimulants as a first-line treatment
  • How to navigate adult ADHD from diagnosis to treatment
  • Common misconceptions about having ADHD

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Resources mentioned:
The American Professional Society of ADHD and Related Disorders (APSARD)
Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)
Connect with Dr. Dara Abraham:
Website: Dr. Dara Psychiatry
Facebook: Dr. Dara Psychiatry
Resources: ADHD Comprehensive Adulting Plans

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