Psychiatry & Alternative Medicine located in Virginia Beach, VA


About ADHD

Difficulty concentrating, forgetfulness, and impulsive behaviors are challenging symptoms of ADHD. At Charis Mental Health Plus Integrative Care in Virginia Beach, Virginia, psychiatry and alternative medicine specialist La Keisha Keneti, DNP, FNP-C, PMH-BC, and her team provide holistic care for ADHD that involves traditional and complementary therapies to help you take control of your symptoms. Call today or use the online booking tool to schedule an ADHD consultation.


What is ADHD?

ADHD is a neurodevelopmental disorder that influences attention, concentration, and impulsive behaviors. It affects children, teenagers, and adults and is one of the most common mental health disorders in the United States. 

With its diverse range of symptoms, ADHD can interfere with various aspects of your daily life, including academic and occupational performance, social relationships, and overall quality of life. 

Are there different types of ADHD?

The three main types of ADHD are:


People with inattentive ADHD struggle to stay focused and organized, often feeling easily distracted and forgetful. If you have this type, you may frequently lose items and have difficulty following instructions.


Hyperactive/impulsive ADHD causes restlessness, making it difficult to remain still or engage in quiet activities for extended periods. People with this type frequently interrupt others, struggle to wait their turn, and act impulsively without considering the consequences.

Combined type

Combined ADHD is when you show inattentive and hyperactive/impulsive symptoms. It’s the most common type of ADHD.

At what age does ADHD begin to show?

While many children begin to show early signs of hyperactive and/or inattentive behaviors by seven years old, ADHD is a complex condition that can go unnoticed. 

One study from the Primary Care Companion for CNS Disorders found that while many people view ADHD as a childhood disorder, symptoms can persist through adulthood. ADHD symptoms can also be more challenging to identify as signs like hyperactivity tend to decrease with age. 

Treating ADHD early is essential to minimize its impact on social, academic, and emotional development.

What are the treatments for ADHD symptoms?

While there is no cure for ADHD, Dr. Keneti and her team offer effective treatments to help manage your symptoms and improve your quality of life. The team takes a holistic approach to ADHD treatment that may include:

  • Medication management
  • Behavioral therapy
  • Pharmacogenetic (PGx) testing
  • Organic acid testing (OAT)
  • Dietary changes
  • Increased exercise
  • Healthy sleep habits
  • Supplements
  • Herbal remedies
  • Mindfulness

Guiding you along your mental health and wellness journey is a top priority for Dr. Keneti and her dedicated team. They help you navigate ADHD’s challenges in a supportive and empowering environment.

Call Charis Mental Health Plus Integrative Care today or use the online booking tool to schedule an ADHD consultation.