Anxiety And ADD
After working with tens of thousands of patients and their brain SPECT scans, we know that ADD is not a “one-size-fits-all” issue.
At Amen Clinics, we have identified many unique types of ADD within the brain; all of which respond to the same treatments in very different ways.
ADD + Anxiety
We’ve seen the combination of anxiety and ADD symptoms occurring together more frequently — and when they do, the symptoms of ADD become magnified. The frequency of this pattern led us to discover a 7th ADD brain type, appropriately named Anxious ADD.
People with Anxious ADD have most of the hallmark ADD symptoms, plus:
• Predicting the worst
• Fear of being judged
• Freezing during anxiety-provoking situations, such as test taking
• Suffering the physical symptoms of anxiety, such as headaches or stomach aches
What is Anxious ADD?
Anxious ADD is very different from the other types, such as Classic ADD, where people tend to be excitement or conflict seeking. Although both experience the same underlying ADD symptoms, Classic ADD types tend to have lower levels of anxiety that make them more “fearless” and get them in hot water, where the Anxious types avoid conflict like the plague.
Without looking at the brain, traditional diagnostic methods may focus on the anxiety symptoms exclusively, missing the underlying ADD all together. When left improperly diagnosed and ineffectively treated, ADD will continue to cause problems in a person’s life, making the anxiety issues that much worse.
Instead of simply prescribing medication in response to a cluster of symptoms, The Amen Clinics Method includes a custom-tailored combination of treatments, all geared toward optimizing the specific ADD brain type and reprogramming the person’s life.
Our Effective Interventions Include:
• Dietary changes
• Smart exercise
• The right medications
• Behavioral interventions
• Relaxation techniques
• Sleep strategies
• ADD education
• Parenting strategies
• School strategies
We Can Help
At Amen Clinics, we can help you or your family overcome the challenges of living with ADD, while providing treatment options that address more than just symptoms. Our experienced clinical staff will assess all areas of your biological, psychological, social, and spiritual needs with our 4 Circles Approach before beginning treatment with brain SPECT imaging or any other interventions. Call us today at 888-288-9834 or tell us more to schedule an appointment.