Mental Health & Wellness Clinic located in Woodbridge, VA


If you have ADHD (attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder) or aren’t getting proper care, call board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioner Nola Ayoola-Yussuf, PMHNP-BC, Akua Amponsah-Adjei, PMHNP-BC, or Lesley Grzybowski, PMHNP, today. ADHD causes restlessness, impulsive behaviors, dreaminess, and sometimes all three. Nola offers in-person and telehealth consultations to help you gain control of your condition. Call Potomac Shores Mental Health and Wellness in Woodbridge, Virginia, today or book an appointment online for expert ADHD diagnosis and treatment.

What is ADHD?

ADHD (attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder) is a behavioral disorder. It makes it hard for you to focus and causes hyperactivity (excessive energy) and impulsivity (acting without thinking). These problems make it difficult for you to keep up at school or work. Daily activities like cleaning and conversations suffer.

ADHD affects more than 8% of children aged 4-17, and around 4% of adults 18-44 have ADHD. With expert treatment, people with ADHD can succeed in their studies and careers and lead rewarding lives.

Nola Ayoola-Yussuf at Potomac Shores Mental Health and Wellness will help you find the best treatment for your ADHD.

What are the symptoms of ADHD?

Common symptoms of ADHD include:

  • Difficulty paying attention
  • Constantly losing things
  • Difficulty finishing tasks on time
  • Easily getting bored
  • Difficulty catching up
  • Being easily distracted
  • Difficulty remembering tasks
  • Not listening when spoken to
  • Continual daydreaming
  • Difficulty waiting
  • Problems sitting still
  • Talking nonstop
  • Difficulty doing quiet activities

Some people primarily suffer symptoms of inattention, while others are more hyperactive and impulsive. If you have combined ADHD, you display both kinds of symptoms.

Typical ADHD behaviors are things most children do at times. But someone with ADHD displays them far more frequently and consistently for six months or longer.

How is ADHD diagnosed?

No single test will diagnose ADHD, so you need to meet with Nola for an evaluation. She uses her expertise to rule out other causes like psychiatric disorders, problems at school, and other behavioral conditions.

Many children still go undiagnosed during their school years and struggle with ADHD symptoms as they become adults. Nola diagnoses and treats anyone over 12 who has ADHD symptoms.

How is ADHD treated?

Nola offers several treatments for ADHD, including:


Stimulants are the most widely used medication for ADHD. Nonstimulants and antidepressants can also help some people.

Behavioral therapy

Behavioral therapy helps you manage the behaviors that cause you problems. You learn to recognize feelings that lead to unwanted behaviors and control them so that you encounter fewer difficulties in daily life.

It’s not unusual for children and adults with ADHD to have other problems, including:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Tourette’s syndrome (repeated, uncontrollable sounds and movements)
  • Sleep disorders
  • Bed-wetting
  • Learning disabilities
  • Oppositional defiant disorder (refusal to accept another’s authority)
  • Conduct disorder (persistently violent or destructive behaviors)
  • Substance abuse disorders

Having these problems makes life even more challenging for someone with ADHD. Nola has extensive experience treating patients with more than one mental health condition.

Call Potomac Shores Mental Health and Wellness today for expert ADHD diagnosis and treatment. You can also book an in-person or telehealth appointment online.