Adult ADHD Specialty Clinic

Saint Sophie's Psychiatric Center

Fargo, North Dakota

Adult ADHD Specialty Clinic

Director- Lindsey Hiatt, PA-C

The Health of Adults with ADHD
Saint Sophie’s LLC
3201 33rd Street South
Fargo, ND 58104
Phone: (701) 365-4488
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Saint Sophie’s LLC
3201 33rd Street South
Fargo, ND 58104
Phone: (701) 365-4488 How to Get Here
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Adult ADHD Clinic Providers

Lindsey Hiatt, PA-C
Lindsey Hiatt, PA-C

Lindsey Hiatt has a lifelong passion for healthcare, having worked in the medical field for over 15 years.


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Emmet Kenney, MD
Emmet M. Kenney, Jr., M.D.

Dr. Kenney has practiced in North Dakota for over 20 years.


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Care and Treatment of Adults with ADHD

  • Overview
  • Treatments
  • Conditions Treated

Overview

ADHD often coexists with other psychiatric or neurologic conditions. Our providers are comfortable and confident in treating ADHD in the setting of other conditions such as depression, anxiety, autism, and previous substance abuse when appropriate. We also take care to monitor potential physical effects of medications and will work with your primary care provider when applicable to form a treatment plan that addresses symptoms with consideration of other medical conditions such as high blood pressure.

Treatments

Medications are the treatment of choice for ADHD. Although there are FDA-approved devices and there is certainly a role for psychotherapy for people with ADHD, medications have the longest track-record of success and help the largest percentage of patients. First line treatments are with psychostimulants- medications that increase the activity of the brain in all areas, but especially in the parts of the brain that influence attention span, impulse control and excessive fidgeting behavior. These meds include methylphenidate, amphetamine and lisdexamfetamine. These are controlled substances and potentially addictive, so there are extra parameters to ensure wise use of them. They are potentially addictive and need close monitoring. However, they are also usually the most effective medications for ADHD. Second line treatment is with atomoxetine, which acts similarly to antidepressants and modify the transmission of a chemical in the brain, norepinephrine, that is important in achieving ADHD control. An advantage of this approach is that it can be effective all day. Third line treatments are with alpha-agonist medications, such as guanfacine and clonidine. They help primarily with impulse control and hyperactivity and are relatively weaker. They are sometimes paired with the other meds to give a more beneficial effect overall. Your provider will discuss in details the relative advantages and disadvantages of these medications and, if appropriate, work with you to try them at different doses to see what is the most effective for you.

Conditions Treated

  • ADHD, combined presentation
  • ADHD, predominantly Inattentive presentation
  • ADHD, predominantly Hyperactive/Impulsive presentation
  • Cognitive Disorder (Attention problems that develop in adulthood, often associated with Traumatic Brain Injuries, stroke, brain infections or other health conditions
  • Co-existing psychiatric disorders such as Depression or Anxiety

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