ADHD services offered in Stamford, CT


Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is usually diagnosed in early childhood. But, in some cases, it’s not detected until the teenage or adult years. At any age, New England Institute for Neurology and Headache in Stamford, Connecticut, provides exceptional care. The diverse specialists provide comprehensive treatment for ADHD, whether you or your child need medication, behavioral therapy, nutritional guidance, or physical therapy. Call the office or connect online to request an appointment. The team makes it easy to get ADHD treatment with in-office, telemedicine, and at-home visits.

What is ADHD?

ADHD is a neurodevelopmental disorder caused by brain development and neurotransmitter connections that are different from a typical brain.

The affected brain areas cause ADHD symptoms because they’re responsible for regulating emotions, helping you focus, and implementing executive function skills like organization and planning.

What are the symptoms of ADHD?

You can occasionally feel hyperactive or fail to pay attention when someone is talking, but that doesn’t mean you have ADHD. People with ADHD have frequent symptoms that are severe enough to limit their personal relationships and affect their performance at school or work.

The three types of ADHD and each one’s specific symptoms are:

Predominantly inattentive ADHD

The symptoms caused by inattentive ADHD include:

  • Difficulty focusing on the task at hand
  • Being easily distracted
  • Missing important details
  • Making reckless mistakes
  • Losing important items
  • Struggling to stay organized
  • Having a hard time following directions

You could frequently daydream when you should be listening to your boss or teacher.

Predominantly hyperactive-impulsive ADHD

People with hyperactivity and impulsivity have one or more of the following symptoms: 

  • Staying constantly active
  • Struggling to relax or enjoy leisure activities
  • Talking excessively without making a point
  • Fidgeting in situations where you should sit still
  • Interrupting others or shouting out answers
  • Acting without thinking about the consequences

Hyperactivity can be an internal feeling rather than a behavior, especially in adults. For example, you might feel nervous or irritated instead of fidgeting in your seat.

Combined ADHD

Combined ADHD is just like it sounds: You have some symptoms from both types.

How is ADHD treated?

The New England Institute for Neurology and Headache team includes specialists in neurology, psychology, counseling, nutrition, and physical therapy.

They’re uniquely qualified to diagnose ADHD in people of all ages and provide the whole-person care that’s essential for overcoming ADHD challenges.

ADHD treatment is always personalized to meet your specific needs and can include:

  • Medication management
  • Behavioral counseling
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Parent education
  • Therapeutic massage
  • Stress management

Medication improves attention and reduces hyperactivity by balancing brain chemicals. The other services in this list give you the skills to overcome ADHD challenges and improve your life.

Call New England Institute for Neurology and Headache today or use online booking to request an in-office, telemedicine, or at-home appointment.