Online ADHD Treatment: Medication and Therapy
Experiencing ADHD symptoms may be exhausting, but we know how to help you. Get a personalized treatment plan at MEDvidi to live a happy and productive life.
Our online doctors will guide you from the initial evaluation for ADHD to remission.
How We Work
Everyone feels anxious from time to time, but constant or severe symptoms require your attention.
Your path to mental health includes three steps:
The right diagnosis is the foundation of effective treatment, so your journey begins with an online assessment. Answer clinically tested questions in our SmartCare symptoms checker and know the results immediately.
First Video Consultation
During the initial telemedicine appointment at MEDvidi, an online doctor who specializes in ADHD disorder treatment will conduct an assessment. You’ll know what the most effective treatment for ADHD is and will get the medications prescribed.
Getting a Treatment Plan
Most common treatment options for ADHD include stimulant treatment, attending virtual CBT sessions, and making lifestyle changes.
Both short-term and long-term ADHD treatment includes follow-up sessions with a therapist or a prescriber. At these sessions, you tell the doctor about your progress and concerns and can adjust the treatment plan.
Initial AssessmentThe right diagnosis is the foundation of effective treatment, so your journey begins with an online assessment. Answer clinically tested questions in our SmartCare symptoms checker and know the results immediately.
First Video ConsultationDuring the initial telemedicine appointment at MEDvidi, an online doctor who specializes in ADHD disorder treatment will conduct an assessment. You’ll know what the most effective treatment for ADHD is and will get the medications prescribed.
Getting a Treatment PlanMost common treatment options for ADHD include stimulant treatment, attending virtual CBT sessions, and making lifestyle changes.
Follow-upsBoth short-term and long-term ADHD treatment includes follow-up sessions with a therapist or a prescriber. At these sessions, you tell the doctor about your progress and concerns and can adjust the treatment plan.
People live with signs of ADHD for years and even decades,
but appropriate management of symptoms makes life more fulfilling.
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Why Choose MEDvidi
You get help from licensed mental health experts who specialize in ADHD and can treat it via telemedicine services.
You start with a comprehensive assessment in the SmartCare symptoms checker and then get assessed by a doctor.
Personalized approach is one of our values. In ADHD management, we choose a treatment depending on the needs of each patient.
You receive multimodal treatment. Apart from getting a medication prescription, you may attend online consultations and learn self-help techniques.
As a MEDvidi client, you have 24/7 support from the Care Team as well as regular follow-up sessions.
Your ADHD Treatment Strategy
MEDvidi aims to provide the best treatment for adults with ADHD.
We develop personalized ADHD treatment plans based on medical guidelines, your treatment goals,
and the results of the initial assessment.
MEDvidi Insurance Providers
Check out the new MEDvidi insurance providers! Get quality therapy and prescriptions while saving on your online treatment. Insurance companies such as Tricare, AETNA, and Humana help us make mental health care more affordable for you.
What Is ADHD?
ADHD is an Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. It comes in the form of inattentiveness, hyperactivity, or their mix.
According to your symptoms and their severity, MEDvidi professionals offer a personalized ADHD management strategy. It may include medication, therapy, and lifestyle modifications that lead to gaining new beneficial habits.
Common Symptoms of ADHD
- Difficulty focusing on any task and completing them
- Reduced attention to detail
- Forgetfulness and tendency to lose things
- Poor prioritization
- Procrastination and quick distraction by low-priority activities
- Inability to cope with tension
- Switching between different tasks without finishing them
- Hyper-focusing and losing track of time
- Impulsiveness and restlessness
- Having troubles with short-term memory
- Spending a lot of money impulsively
- High impatience and excessive talking
- Frequent mood swings
These are major symptoms of ADHD. During the assessment for ADHD diagnosis, you will fill out more detailed checklists.
Since this disorder has a low chance of developing in adulthood, ADD and ADHD symptoms often appear to be the signs of other conditions:
ADD Vs. ADHD: What Is the Difference?
Today, people with some symptoms of ADD have an ADHD diagnosis.
It only means that inattentiveness is prevalent.
It is all about the history and the changes in the DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders).
Included ADD (Attention deficit disorder) of two types: with and without hyperactivity.
ADD was changed to ADHD (Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder), which involves three types: inattentiveness, hyperactivity, and their mix.
As attention deficit disorder management is meant to treat particular symptoms, the difference between ADD and ADHD treatment is significant only if you have more hyperactivity signs.
Depending on the symptoms and overall mental health history, we’ll offer a treatment plan that will work best.
ADHD assessment usually starts by identifying the physical causes of your symptoms.
If there are no such reasons, contact a mental health professional.
The most preferred option is an early diagnosis of ADHD (in childhood) because, with age, typical symptoms of ADHD become less obvious or indicate another mental condition.
The good news is that modern approaches to assessment make it possible to identify and get an ADHD diagnosis as an adult.
Many online screening systems for ADHD in adults analyze common symptoms, so the results may only serve as a hypothesis.
A face-to-face session with a licensed therapist is a compulsory requirement to get diagnosed and receive online treatment for ADHD.
Schedule an appointment to have a telemedicine session with a licensed mental health expert.
Get ADHD Diagnosis Online
Patients can’t diagnose themselves.
Only a doctor can confirm ADHD, rule out another disorder, and develop therapy or medication management plans.
At MEDvidi, you get diagnosed with ADHD online by our therapists and psychiatrists and receive an individual treatment plan.
These are the two steps you have to take.
Step 1. Online Assessment via SmartCare Symptoms Checker
Create an account and start the ADHD diagnosis process.
Choose the “ADHD” option when starting the online screening, and answer clinically tested questions.
Based on your answers about ADHD symptoms, the system calculates your probability of having a mild, moderate, or severe condition.
Step 2. First online consultation
To get diagnosed, you should have been experiencing at least five symptoms from the inattentiveness-related or hyperactivity-related list in the last six months.
You’ll be asked about the symptoms you had at different stages of your life and how they influenced your day-to-day activities and different areas of life.
If the information you provide makes the doctor assume that you have another diagnosis rather than ADHD, you may be asked additional questions.
Telemedicine services offered by MEDvidi allow you to get an ADHD diagnosis online. Don’t miss an opportunity to have a session with a licensed professional and know how to manage your symptoms.
ADHD in adults can be diagnosed by a mental health professional (such as a clinical psychologist or a psychiatrist) or a physician, such as a pediatrician, neurologist, or family doctor.
Note: although psychologists have the expertise needed to identify and confirm the diagnosis, they can’t prescribe you medications, unlike other mentioned specialists.
Yes, you can. However, according to current information, there is little chance that this condition starts developing in adulthood. So, people who experience such symptoms from childhood are more likely to get the diagnosis. In other cases, the signs of ADHD you notice might be related to some other conditions, which your doctor will define.
To go through the assessment and get a diagnosis, you should visit a mental health professional (in a traditional clinic or online). The doctor will ask you about common symptoms and your health history starting from childhood. According to the symptoms mentioned in the DSM-5 and other factors, a therapist may confirm the ADHD diagnosis or another condition causing your symptoms.
We know how to tailor standard ADHD treatment guidelines to your requirements and needs.
The most common ADHD treatment strategy consists of the following elements:
Stimulant and non-stimulant medications are usually used as a fast-acting impulse control treatment to help eliminate symptoms quickly
Behavioral therapy for adults is focused on long-term behavioral changes that are expected to last even after stopping taking medicines
Both medication and non-medication methods are complemented with self-help treatment tips, so the patients can cope with the symptoms themselves
The combination of these three elements makes it more likely to achieve treatment goals for ADHD.
At MEDvidi, every client obtains a personalized ADHD treatment algorithm according to the information received during the assessment.
Therapy can be a part of combined ADHD treatment. But if you have moderate symptoms and firmly prefer non-medication treatment for ADHD, therapy becomes a good standalone alternative.
Different studies claim that the effectiveness of in-person and telemedicine therapy sessions is the same.
Types of ADHD Therapy
Behavioral therapy focuses on external triggers that worsen ADHD symptoms, defines specific behavior patterns, and modifies them.
A therapist helps a patient to eliminate distractions and manage procrastination, mood swings, and apathy effectively. You will learn a more conscious approach to following routines and getting all your plans completed on time.
CBT is the most common element of ADHD treatment programs. It concentrates on both external and internal factors that intensify the symptoms. It helps you track negative and irrational thoughts, better understand your emotions, reflect on feelings, and make your reactions to challenging situations healthier.
CBT involves mindfulness techniques that aid in improving focus and prioritization, eliminating hyperactivity, and enhancing communication skills.
Most patients require medical treatment for ADHD as it brings the expected results in about 80% of cases.
When choosing a proper medicine, therapists first decide on the stimulant or non-stimulant treatment for ADHD.
The main purpose of ADHD treatment medication is to boost the production of dopamine and norepinephrine or balance the levels of neurotransmitters.
They help the patient reduce impulsiveness and frustration, improve the ability to focus and grow the attention span, enhance memory and information retention, and more.
Although medications themselves can’t make the person obtain new habits, they improve brain functioning and create a strong foundation for behavior modifications.
Advantages of Online Prescriptions
No more waiting for weeks, staying in long lines, and losing paper documents.
MEDvidi allows you to get a prescription for ADHD medicine online. Just book a session with an online doctor and get your prescription the same day.
We at MEDvidi believe that the most effective ADHD treatment options are those that bring you results—that is why each of our clients gets a personalized strategy. When it comes to ADHD medications, their effectiveness is about 80%, which means some people require other treatment methods. Also, different people may find the same medication more or less effective, so our doctors are always there to tailor your plan and develop a non-pharmacological path if it seems to be helpful in your case.
If not diagnosed or not getting ADHD treatment, adults may have difficulties in different spheres of their lives. These may be troubles in relationships, job search, handling deadlines, and communicating with colleagues and friends. There also may be a higher risk of addictions and the development of other conditions, such as depression and anxiety.
Additional ADHD Therapy Activities:
Art therapy for ADHD activates certain parts of the brain, increases attention span, and helps to express inner feelings easier.
Yoga can be considered a type of ADHD therapy as it improves concentration skills and eliminates physical and mental stress.
Exercises stimulate the brain and help to focus on the physical senses. The body produces dopamine better, and the mind takes a break from day-to-day tasks, which eases stress.
Different studies, such as one published in the Journal of Attention Disorders, show the effectiveness of mindfulness meditation in patients with attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder.
Relaxation techniques are used in terms of both severe and mild ADHD treatment. Apart from reducing tension in the mind and body, they improve sleep—insomnia is among the side effects of medications.
If you have communication difficulties because of your condition, you can attend ADHD group therapy activities where people share their experiences.
Art TherapyArt therapy for ADHD activates certain parts of the brain, increases attention span, and helps to express inner feelings easier.
Yoga TherapyYoga can be considered a type of ADHD therapy as it improves concentration skills and eliminates physical and mental stress.
Exercise treatmentExercises stimulate the brain and help to focus on the physical senses. The body produces dopamine better, and the mind takes a break from day-to-day tasks, which eases stress.
Meditation treatmentDifferent studies, such as one published in the Journal of Attention Disorders, show the effectiveness of mindfulness meditation in patients with attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder.
Relaxation techniquesRelaxation techniques are used in terms of both severe and mild ADHD treatment. Apart from reducing tension in the mind and body, they improve sleep—insomnia is among the side effects of medications.
Support GroupsIf you have communication difficulties because of your condition, you can attend ADHD group therapy activities where people share their experiences.
ADHD is a complex diagnosis, and its treatment is a long process that requires your strong desire to feel better.
Whether you are recommended to take medications or attend therapy for ADHD, these are only the tools—to make them work, you have to apply changes in your day-to-day life.
To make the path simpler, refer to official and medically proven informational resources and reach out to licensed mental health professionals.
Ready to Get Rid of ADHD Symptoms?
You don’t need to deal with ADHD alone and get lost in a variety of treatment options. MEDvidi doctors are there to help you manage the symptoms and reveal your unique self with the help of clear and personalized treatment plans.
Start with a free assessment to start your journey toward remission!
Due to their high efficiency, medications are usually prescribed to treat ADHD. However, there are many alternative methods used nowadays to treat this condition, and our specialists create a personalized plan according to your state and requirements.
ADHD drugs have some side effects, such as insomnia and headaches. Still, not everyone experiences such effects, and you can ask a doctor to find a more fitting option.
Even though meds are commonly prescribed to treat this condition, the most effective scheme includes both prescription management and therapy sessions. MEDvidi doctors develop personalized plans to help you treat your condition in the most effective and healthy way.
In ADHD treatment, there is no “one size fits all” medication. There is a list of drugs with proven efficiency, and the doctor will choose the most suitable one according to your needs after a detailed assessment of your symptoms and mental health history.
Adderall is a stimulant that improves the production of dopamine and norepinephrine in the patient’s brain. It leads to eliminating symptoms such as trouble focusing, lack of attention and organizational skills, and hyperactivity.