ADHD Specialist

Sophia Rahman, MD -  - Primary Care

Sophia Rahman, MD

Primary Care located in Plano, TX

It’s time to take control of your attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Sophia Rahman, MD, collaborates with her patients who have ADHD to help them manage their medication, moderate their symptoms, and enjoy an improved quality of life. To learn more, call her office in Stonewood Park in Plano, Texas, or schedule your appointment online today.

ADHD Q & A

What is ADHD?

ADHD is a disorder that’s linked to excessive energy and trouble focusing. It’s most commonly diagnosed in children, but symptoms often continue into adulthood. If you were school-aged before parents, teachers, and medical professionals were looking for the signs of ADHD, you may not have been diagnosed until adulthood. 

The symptoms of ADHD differ in adults and children. If you’re an adult and any of these symptoms sound familiar, you might be living with this condition:

  • Disorganization
  • Procrastination
  • Forgetfulness
  • Anxiousness
  • Impulsivity
  • Trouble concentrating, especially when reading
  • Challenges at work or in relationships
  • Mood swings

Clearly, ADHD can have a wide-reaching impact on your life. As with all conditions, getting a diagnosis is the first step towards managing your condition and minimizing its effects on your life. Dr. Rahman is here to help you get the clarity you need so you can work together with her to find the most effective treatment for you. 

What causes ADHD?

There is a prevalent — and incorrect — belief that ADHD is caused by eating too much sugar or watching too much TV as a child. That’s not the case. While scientists still aren’t sure exactly what causes this condition, the following factors increase your likelihood of living with ADHD:

  • A chemical imbalance in your brain
  • A family history of ADHD
  • Exposure to toxins as a child

Can ADHD be treated?

Absolutely. Dr. Rahman is highly experienced in medication management for her patients with ADHD. There are a number of different medications available that are designed to help you moderate feelings of hyperactivity and impulsivity while improving your focus. Finding the right medication and the right dosage is key in helping you lead your most productive, balanced life. 

Dr. Rahman usually starts by prescribing a stimulant, the most commonly used type of ADHD medication. But if you don’t respond to a stimulant or you don’t think it improves your quality of life, she explores other medication options with you. She’s your partner, helping you find the right medication for your body and your lifestyle goals. 

ADHD affects adults across the country. If you’re one of them, don’t hesitate to call Sophia Rahman, MD, or schedule your appointment online.