Specialized ADD & ADHD Treatment

Finding the right treatment approach for your unique child and situation

The team at Peak Wellness Center has special expertise in effectively treating Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in children and teens, and we also treat these conditions in adults.

“More than 1 in 10 (11%) US school-aged children had received an ADHD diagnosis by a health care provider by 2011.”*

The first step: accurate diagnosis

One of the most important things we do is find out whether ADD/ADHD is in fact the problem. Other things can cause the symptoms of inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity commonly associated with these two disorders. For example, a child experiencing hearing loss may appear inattentive and not respond to instructions because he or she can’t clearly hear people speaking.

Scientific brain imaging studies have shown that parts of the brain in children with ADD/ADHD mature more slowly, and while there is most likely a genetic component to the disorders, things like environmental factors, diet and lifestyle may increase symptoms.

Our comprehensive approach to treating ADD and ADHD

Each person is unique and may experience different types, combinations and severities of symptoms. For this reason, following diagnosis Peak considers multiple treatment options in developing a comprehensive ADD/ADHD treatment plan that’s right for each person:

  • Medication therapy, when indicated
  • Individual and family therapy
  • Social skills training
  • Behavior modification
  • Improving diet/nutrition, supplementation and meal scheduling
  • Identifying food sensitivities
  • Changing life activities and recreation, such as time spent gaming or online
  • Increasing exercise and time outside
  • Improving sleep quality and schedule
  • Practicing relaxation techniques including meditation

We continue to monitor and improve each person’s treatment plan to manage symptoms effectively, minimize side effects and make sure it’s manageable for the whole family.

Our child psychiatry and pharmacy services

The developing brain is different than the adult brain, and on the Peak team we have one of southeastern Wyoming’s finest child psychiatrists for diagnosis and carefully monitoring the effects of prescribed medications on the young people we treat.

For your convenience, we also have our own pharmacy for Peak clients.

Support for parents raising children with ADD/ADHD

Peak offers special peer support groups and parenting classes, both led by Peak counselors, to help parents cope with the challenges of raising children with ADD/ADHD.

 Treating ADD/ADHD in adults

While sometimes ADD and ADHD go away with treatment and time, many people continue experiencing symptoms as adults, which can affect school and job performance, relationships and other important aspects of life.

The experienced psychiatrists in our comprehensive mental health services programs both diagnose and treat ADD/ADHD in adults.

“About 60 percent of children with ADHD in the United States become adults with ADHD; that’s about 4 percent of the adult population, or 8 million adults.”*

Through our mental health services for adults, we work with young people as they transition into adulthood, adults wondering if they may have ADD/ADHD, and adults continuing or wanting to improve their treatment for already diagnosed ADD/ADHD.

Care that’s affordable for everyone

We accept most insurance as well as Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and our sliding fee scale ensures every child and family can afford excellent mental health care.

Schedule an appointment with a Peak ADD/ADHD specialist

Working with our ADD/ADHD specialists can make a huge difference for your child and family! Together we will develop a treatment plan that fits your child’s needs and your family’s goals and preferences.

* Visser, S.N, et al. Trends in the Parent-Report of Health Care Provider-Diagnosed and Medicated Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: United States, 2003–2011. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, January 2014: Vol 53, Issue 1, p34-36.e2. Reported on the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website, http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/adhd/features/key-findings-adhd72013.html. Accessed July 28, 2015