Anne Arundel ADD

Anne Arundel ADD

Attention Deficit Disorder in adults is an often undiagnosed condition. If you had trouble with attention as a child and perhaps took Ritalin or other stimulant medications in childhood, you may still be suffering from this disorder.

Adult patients with ADD often have a history of low self-esteem, failure at work and relationship problems. They are often irritable and described as having a “short fuse” by family members. They can suffer from intimacy issues since they are not able to consistently remain “present” in situations involving family and friends. Patients may have undergone years of therapy and multiple medications that do nothing to address their feelings of anxiety and depression. The most effective therapeutic regimen – talk therapy – seldom helps them resolve their feelings.

Many times, the diagnosis of ADD in a child is what leads the person to begin to think of themselves as having the syndrome.

In 17 years of diagnosing and treating children and adolescents with attention deficit disorder as part of his general pediatric practice, Dr. Escobosa has gained therapeutic skills that can be easily translated to the care of adults with the syndrome.