Compass Mental Health & Wellness

Integrated Psychiatric and Family Medicine Practice & Psychiatric Mental Health Care located in Houston, TX

In the United States, an estimated 10.2% of children and 4.4% of adults have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). ADHD causes problems with concentration, focus, and organization that can affect every aspect of your life, from job performance to personal relationships. With compassion and expertise, Luciana Thompson, MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC at Compass Mental Health & Wellness provides effective, holistic treatment for children, teens, and adults with ADHD. To schedule an evaluation for ADHD, call the office in North Houston, Texas, or book an appointment online today.


What is ADHD?

ADHD is a neuropsychiatric condition. People with ADHD have trouble remaining calm and focused. You may struggle to complete tasks, meet deadlines, and follow through on obligations. 

Many people receive a diagnosis of ADHD as children, but adults and seniors frequently discover they have the condition later in life. 

If you have ADHD, you may feel like you haven’t achieved your full potential. You might wonder why it seems easy for other people to stay organized and complete projects while you struggle to manage the same tasks. 

Because of this, people with ADHD often have lower self-esteem and co-occurring mental health conditions like depression, anxiety, and substance abuse.

What are the symptoms of ADHD?

ADHD symptoms vary between each person, but in general, they fall into two categories: inattentive and hyperactivity/impulsivity. 

Inattentive symptoms

Examples of inattentive symptoms include:

  • Difficulty sustaining focus
  • Poor listening skills
  • Difficulty following instructions and prioritizing tasks
  • Avoiding activities that require concentration
  • Frequently losing things and making avoidable mistakes
  • Difficulty completing daily activities

Hyperactivity/impulsivity symptoms

Examples of hyperactivity/impulsivity symptoms include:

  • Inability to remain seated
  • Fidgeting, tapping your hands or feet, or squirming while seated
  • Restlessness
  • Inability to engage in quiet leisure activities
  • Excessive talking
  • Interrupting or not waiting your turn to speak

ADHD in adults often leads to rash decision making, reckless behavior, and poor emotional regulation. Children may have difficulty making friends and exhibit angry outbursts.

How is ADHD treated?

The experienced team at Compass Mental Health & Wellness designs personalized treatment plans for ADHD. Your program focuses on your overall health and wellness rather than merely minimizing ADHD symptoms. 

The team uses a combination of natural remedies, pharmaceuticals, and counseling techniques to improve concentration, self-confidence, and physical health.

Your comprehensive ADHD treatment plan may include:

  • Lifestyle changes
  • Sleep analysis
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Exercise recommendations
  • Mindfulness techniques
  • Medication management

You’ll work closely with your provider, who spends time listening to your experiences and helps you identify triggers and behaviors that make your ADHD symptoms worse. Through this engagement, you’ll discover which strategies give you the most benefit for long-term relief from debilitating symptoms.

If ADHD symptoms prevent you from having the life you deserve, call Compass Mental Health & Wellness to schedule a confidential evaluation or book online today.


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