Adult Psychiatrists located in Washington, DC


ADHD services offered in Washington, DC

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a diagnosable condition that makes daily tasks, work, and relationships challenging. At the Weekend Clinic, under the direction of contracted Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist Ernesto Henderson, DO, MS, the providers offer ADHD testing and support for adults and teens from their Washington, DC, office. Call today to find out more about the resources available to support ADHD, or use the online tool to reach out.

What is ADHD?

ADHD is a common neurodevelopmental disorder. Usually diagnosed in childhood, ADHD can persist into adulthood. Cases of adults with ADHD have increased considerably in the past several years.

Patients with ADHD demonstrate behaviors that are seemingly outside of their control. They may have trouble focusing, completing tasks, maintaining conversations, and managing life logistics. Adults with ADHD often struggle in relationships and their careers. 

When should I suspect I have ADHD?

Children with ADHD may be disruptive in school, have trouble completing assignments, and not follow directions well.

In adulthood, ADHD can show up as:

  • Inability to focus
  • Unresponsiveness
  • Losing things often
  • Making careless mistakes
  • Lack of organizational skills
  • Forgetfulness
  • Being easily distracted
  • Constant fidgeting
  • Inappropriate vocal volume
  • Impatience

Some forms of ADHD can make it seem like you live in your own world and are oblivious at times to others. 

Is there a test for ADHD?

The Weekend Clinic offers in-house testing for ADHD. Payment is expected in cash at the time of service. The Qbtech test is FDA-cleared and involves a four-part process that includes questions about your symptoms, concerns, and mental health history. Your provider may interview people close to you, such as family and friends, about your symptoms. 

You’ll also undergo specific testing consisting of computer-delivered questions that measure all symptom areas, including hyperactivity, impulsivity, and inattention.

What happens after ADHD testing?

You’ll schedule a follow-up appointment at the Weekend Clinic to get your diagnosis and any treatment recommendations. You will also get a copy of the test results via email. You may present this report to your future therapist or clinician. 

The Weekend Clinic offers treatment to patients who qualify after ADHD testing. The practice also accepts ADHD patients who have neuropsychiatric testing from a psychologist or have records of being treated by a psychiatrist.

ADHD treatment is usually twofold. It includes medications that boost the production of neurotransmitters in the brain to manage behavior. Some patients who have ADHD also have depression or anxiety (or both). The team at the Weekend Clinic may also treat these mental health concerns with medications.

The second aspect of ADHD treatment is behavioral therapy. Your provider helps you learn how to manage the unwanted behaviors that can make living with ADHD challenging. 

Call the Weekend Clinic today or use the online tool to get started with ADHD support.