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ADHD Specialist

Fauquier Family Practice PLC

Board Certified Family Medicine located in Warrenton, VA

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) isn’t a simple descriptor for kids with too much energy. This diagnosis is a real and treatable condition that can affect both children and adults. If you think you or someone in your family may have ADHD, don’t hesitate to visit Fauquier Family Practice, PLC, for diagnosis and personalized care. Michael T. Lin, MD, and the team in Warrenton, Virginia, can help by offering expert medical advice and treatment options. Call the office or schedule an appointment online today.


What is ADHD?

ADHD is a mental health condition that affects 1 in 12 kids and 1 in 50 adults. It’s marked by:

  • Trouble paying attention
  • Impulsive actions
  • Excessive energy

While most people with ADHD learn to control their hyperactivity as they age, the problems with attentiveness can linger, making daily life challenging. 

Is all ADHD the same?

No. There are three different types of ADHD:

Inattentive type

If you or your child have this type of ADHD, paying attention is a serious challenge. The most common symptoms of inattentive type ADHD include:

  • Problems at work or school
  • Difficulty following instructions
  • Forgetting outstanding to-dos
  • Trouble staying organized
  • Frequently losing things
  • Distractibility

This type of ADHD disorder can make learning or completing tasks at work daunting. 

Hyperactive/impulsive type

If you or your child has trouble sitting still, this is likely the type of ADHD at play. Hyperactive/impulsive type of ADHD is marked by:

  • Fidgeting when seated
  • Impatience when waiting
  • Talking too much
  • Frequently interrupting
  • Desire to run, climb, jump, etc.

Combined type

If you or your child experience symptoms of both inattentive and hyperactive/impulsive type ADHD, it’s called combined type ADHD. 

Fortunately, the team at Fauquier Family Practice offers diagnosis and treatment for all types of ADHD.

How is ADHD treated?

Fauquier Family Practice tailors ADHD treatment to the patient and what’s right for them. For kids, for example, this usually means a combination of medication, therapy, and education and training for both the child and their parents. In adults, treatment often blends medication, therapy, and behavioral management strategies you can use at work or other places where your symptoms create problems for you. 

By combining medication that’s designed to reduce hyperactivity and inattentiveness with more personal treatment like training and therapy, Fauquier Family Practice aims to help patients get control over their symptoms while learning skills that improve their quality of life. They work with each individual patient with ADHD to minimize the way this condition affects their ability to perform daily activities. 

To learn more about ADHD and the available treatment options, call Fauquier Family Practice or make an appointment online.