Attention Deficit Disorder​

Adults and children, who’ve outgrown the hyperactivity of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), may suffer from attention-deficit disorder (ADD). AKA-CHI, the practice’s team of licensed therapists, gives access to mental health care delivery not isolated to the residents in New York. Our services can be accessed from most of the cities of the United States of America through Telehealth facilities. Our team evaluates and reviews symptoms from parents, friends, teachers, and schools staff to diagnose this often quieter cousin of ADHD and address the concentration and functioning issues it poses. You can make an appointment online or visit our website to learn more.

Attention Deficit Disorder​​

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and Attention-deficit disorder (ADD) both affect a person's focusing ability on everyday tasks like job responsibilities and schoolwork and even affect things like getting dressed, taking a walk, or cooking.

The slightest difference between the two disorders is the hyperactivity component, the "H" in ADHD. Often, kids with ADHD are so overly active that it is fairly easy to spot. Teachers and parents usually can tell when kids have ADHD because they act out with rowdy behaviors. Moreover, symptoms of persistent depressive disorder in children may include depressed mood and irritability; teachers and parents can, with little attention, indicate it.

For people with ADD, it is difficult to spot the symptoms. Taking an example of kids with ADD, rather than acting out continuously in the classroom, they will be more likely to sit quietly, dozing off, or daydreaming rather than getting attention bouncing on the walls. Kids with ADD still find it challenging to keep their focus and require constant help to focus and do good at school, but since the symptoms of ADD are difficult to identify, most kids do not come under the radar and fail to get the help needed.

Parents and teachers play an important role in a child's life, and they need to be very attentive. Since the symptoms of hyperactivity do not characterize ADD, it is much more challenging to identify. Children who have ADD listen to instructions given to them by adults. Still, they fail to process essential information from non-essential information, which appears as if they did not listen to instructions at all.

If you ask your child to clean up the mess in their room and later find out that they are busy watching television. It is a simple example quoted, observe similar signs for a week or so, and if it stays consistent every time, it's better to seek professional help.


As a parent, it can be frustrating, but remember that children with ADD are listening; they listen to everything you say closely but fail to separate what is important to pay attention to and what is not.

The most significant and helpful step in treating ADD is recognizing it and getting professional help for the adult or child needed. After that, AKA-CHI team of mental health professionals offers detailed talk therapy and counseling to address concentration and executive functioning issues to provide techniques to help to cope with ADD. Moreover, therapists at AKA-CHI often use medication management to help complement therapy and achieve optimal results.

Yes, ADHD contributes to eating disorders.


Research indicates increased brain activity in the participants with high ADHD symptoms when they looked at pictures of food. The researchers concluded this heightened brain response might be why having ADHD includes an increased risk of binge eating disorder. Get an eating disorder test at Uptown Psych.

Empathy may sound simple. But it's a complex phenomenon. People with ADHD have trouble reining in their empathy. And they maybe suffer from empathy deficit disorder.

Untreated ADHD can lead to many unnecessary problems in everyday life; comorbid conditions can cause significant harm in those with ADHD if left untreated and undiagnosed. Though any anxiety disorder can coexist with ADHD, social anxiety disorder (SAD) is one of the most common, and it's important to get a social anxiety disorder test.

Telemedicine depends upon the condition, and it might not be right for everyone and the situation. We recommend that the patient pay a visit for initial evaluations and consultations at AKA- CHI. After that point onwards, your provider will guide you about the treatment plan, which might include remote appointments or follow-ups, depending on the specifics of your lifestyle, preferences, and, most importantly, your mental health issue.