ADD Specialist

Boris Kawliche, MD -  - Psychiatry

Brandon TMS and Psychiatry

Boris Kawliche, MD

Psychiatry located in Brandon, FL

Attention deficit disorder, or ADD, is not just a childhood condition; many adults also struggle with ADD. Brandon TMS and Psychiatry offers comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services for ADD and has helped many men and women in Brandon, Florida, find the stability and calm needed to live rich and fulfilling lives. Set up a face-to-face consultation today. Booking takes just moments using the online tool, or you can always call to speak with a friendly staff member.

ADD Q & A

What is attention deficit disorder?

Most people associate attention deficit disorder, or ADD, with children. While most cases of ADD receive a diagnosis during childhood, many men and women also struggle with this common psychological disorder. 

Researchers believe that ADD has a link to a type of brain impairment in areas that handle executive function. There’s no clear cause, but evidence suggests there is a genetic component to ADD. 

What are some symptoms of adult ADD?

The American Psychiatric Association lists nine distinct symptoms of adult ADD. For a diagnosis, at least six of the nine symptoms must be present. Those symptoms include:

  • Difficulty maintaining attention
  • Frequent failure to pay close attention to details, which can lead to careless mistakes
  • Often losing supplies or materials needed to complete tasks
  • Inability to follow through on instructions, even when those instructions are understood
  • The appearance of inattention when being spoken to
  • Challenges organizing tasks or activities
  • Being easily distracted
  • Frequent forgetfulness
  • Procrastinating when a task requires sustained attention

While all adults can encounter these difficulties on occasion, those with ADD struggle with these challenges on a daily basis, and at a level where it threatens their normal routines and interpersonal relationships. 

At Brandon TMS and Psychiatry you have access to conventional ADD treatments as well as transcranial magnetic stimulation. 

How can transcranial magnetic stimulation treat ADD?

A growing body of research supports the use of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) in treating adult ADD. 

Currently, the most common treatment approach involves using stimulant medications. This type of drug therapy comes with significant side effects and can require dosing increases over time. 

Transcranial magnetic stimulation at Brandon TMS and Psychiatry offers the ability to target specific regions of the brain in an effort to rewire neural pathways. 

For many men and women, treatment improves concentration, attention, and executive function. Best of all, those improvements come with a low risk of side effects and no risk of addiction. 

Treatments take very little time and require no advance preparation or recovery period. You can stop in during your lunch break and be back in action 30 minutes later. There’s no discomfort associated with TMS therapy, and many men and women find their treatment sessions relaxing. 

To explore transcranial magnetic stimulation for ADD in greater detail, schedule a personalized consultation at Brandon TMS and Psychiatry today. Scheduling is as simple as a phone call or a few moments on the online booking page.