Psychiatrists located in Murray Hill, Midtown East, New York, NY


About ADHD

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) interferes with the quality of life of nearly 5.3 million children and 8.7 million adults in the United States. At NYC Psychiatric Associates, diagnostic evaluations are available for children and adults with persistent symptoms like restlessness, hyperactivity, and impulsive behaviors. The experienced psychiatric team specializes in treatment plans using psychological therapy and medications to keep ADHD well-managed so kids and adults can thrive in all areas of life. Call the office in the Murray Hill neighborhood of Manhattan, New York, to schedule an ADHD consultation or book an appointment online. 


What is ADHD?

ADHD is a neurodevelopmental disorder that causes inattentiveness, impulsivity, and hyperactive behaviors that can negatively affect your success at work, school, and in social situations.

The root cause of ADHD isn’t well understood, but you or your child might be at higher risk for the condition due to brain injuries, exposure to environmental toxins, low birth weight, and premature birth.

ADHD symptoms may become apparent in early childhood, but they can be difficult to differentiate from typical child behaviors. The disorder and its symptoms can also persist into adulthood.

NYC Psychiatric Associates offers compassionate ADHD care for adults and children aged 4 and over. The experienced team offers therapeutic resources to support you or your child’s long-term physical, mental, emotional, and behavioral health.

When should I schedule an ADHD evaluation?

Schedule an ADHD evaluation at NYC Psychiatric Associates if you or your child face challenges at home, school, work, or in social environments because of symptoms like:

  • Frequent fidgeting
  • Excessive talking
  • Inability to stay organized
  • Forgetting appointments
  • Difficulty completing tasks

You should also book an ADHD evaluation if you or your child are often restless, unable to stay still for any amount of time or engage in impulsive or reckless behaviors.

The psychiatric specialists offer diagnostic evaluations in-office and through an online telemedicine platform to assess symptoms and confirm an ADHD diagnosis. The team also customizes a care plan to make managing negative or impulsive behaviors easier.

How is ADHD treated?

NYC Psychiatric Associates offers personalized ADHD treatment plans that may include:


Psychotherapy sessions help you recognize negative or disruptive behavior patterns and give you tools you can use to change them. 

Therapy can also help your family unit cope with the relationship challenges ADHD can cause.


Stimulants are medications that boost chemicals in your brain to improve your focus and concentration.

You might benefit from nonstimulant drugs that support your attention and memory if stimulants cause unwanted side effects or aren’t working well for your ADHD symptoms.

The psychiatric team also provides medication management for adults and kids to ensure the prescription ADHD medications you take are safe, effective, and not in conflict with other drugs you use regularly.

Call NYC Psychiatric Associates today to schedule an ADHD evaluation for yourself or your child. You can also book an appointment online.