Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a well-known disorder that has become a part of the popular vernacular. Although many people talk about the disorder, the individuals who actually struggle with it understand that it can be a difficult condition that can cause numerous negative effects in an individual’s life. People with ADHD are at risk of underperforming in many areas of their lives, despite the fact that many of them are intelligent and have the potential to be productive, helpful members of society. Some individuals, however, experience such severe ADHD symptoms and co-occurring disorders that their behavior warrants more intensive levels of care.
At Crestwyn Behavioral Health, our team of caring professionals understands the struggle that can accompany ADHD. We have decades of combined experience of helping people to learn to how manage the symptoms of this disorder, thereby allowing them to live to their fullest potential.
Helping a Loved One or Family Member Get Treatment
Helping a loved one who is struggling with symptoms of ADHD can be a difficult process. However, the steps below may help you be of benefit to your loved one:
- Get support for yourself, whether that means calling on close friends and family, beginning individual therapy, joining a support group, or simply focusing on your own self-care and engaging in activities that rejuvenate you.
- Learn all that you can about ADHD, and pay particular attention to the signs and symptoms of this disorder as well as how it manifests in the lives of individuals who struggle with it.
- Learn what types of treatment have been helpful for other individuals in your loved one’s situation, and then make a list of a few treatment centers that provide these types of treatment and might be a good fit for your loved one.
- Talk openly with your loved one and share your concerns with him or her. Encourage your loved one to seek the care that he or she needs, but do not issue ultimatums or let these conversations turn into arguments.
- When your loved one is ready to enter treatment, help pave the way for him or her. Set up appointments with treatment center staff members, offer to accompany your loved one to those appointments, arrange for transportation, and help with any other logistical issues that need to be addressed.
- During your loved one’s time in treatment, make your support known to your loved one. Talk with him or her regularly and participate in any family sessions your loved one’s treatment center offers.
Why Consider Treatment at Crestwyn Behavioral Health
There are few areas of an individual’s life that ADHD cannot affect. People with ADHD are at a higher risk of co-occurring mental health disorders and substance use disorders, and the combination of these disorders can make more intensive levels of treatment a necessity. People with this disorder can struggle with performance at work, possibly resulting in underemployment or unemployment. ADHD can also affect individuals’ relationships, causing tension in these relationships. As described earlier, people with ADHD are at a higher risk of substance use disorders, which bring a host of dangerous and even life-threatening problems all their own. Fortunately, with proper care and support, many individuals with ADHD are able to live full and fulfilling lives.
Types of Treatment Offered at Crestwyn Behavioral Health
Conveniently located in the Memphis suburb of Germantown in Tennessee, Crestwyn Behavioral Health is a pioneering provider of mental health and substance abuse treatment. Designed specifically for men and women aged 18 and older and adolescents between the ages of 12 and 17, this hospital supplies exemplary acute care that incorporates the latest behavioral health practices. Given its serene environment that overlooks a tranquil cove engulfed in luscious landscaping, Crestwyn is where healing and recovery can truly be achieved.
In choosing Crestwyn as the place to receive mental health and substance abuse treatment, patients, both young and old, can benefit from state-of-the-art amenities that include idyllic courtyards and a large gymnasium for recreation. Additionally, the dedicated professionals who administer care treat patients with a high regard for their individual healing and recovery journeys. Board-certified psychiatrists, counselors, social workers, activity therapists, and nurses work closely with patients to offer support and to determine which interventions will garner the most favorable treatment outcomes. These same staff members possess specialized training, including training in Question, Persuade, and Refer (QPR), Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST), and Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk (AMSR), so that they are equipped to care for any and all concerns that patients may require treatment for.
Upon admission to this high quality hospital, those who are in need of care to manage ADHD symptoms will receive fully customized treatment plans that can include the following methods of care as part of their comprehensive treatment experience at Crestwyn:
Detoxification: If an individual comes to Crestwyn suffering from ADHD and a chemical dependency problem, he or she will be able to receive top notch detoxification services at our hospital. These services allow patients to have the toxic substances that they are addicted to cleared from their systems so that they are able to focus on other aspects of their care. The expertly trained members of our medical staff supervise this type of treatment and are steadfast in their dedication to preserving the health and safety of those entrusted into our care.
Medication management: For some, the symptoms of ADHD may necessitate pharmaceutical intervention in order to alleviate strife that cannot otherwise be alleviated when an individual’s coping skills are inadequate. When this is the case, and a patient comes to us for treatment, medication management services may be incorporated into the individual’s personalized treatment plan. Our exemplary psychiatrists are able to assess the need for psychotropic medication, can prescribe medication, and can meet with patients daily when necessary. Additionally, our compassionate team of nurse practitioners and nurses aid in the administration of any medications that are prescribed.
Individual therapy: So as to afford patients with the opportunity to openly process their feelings, experiences, and emotions in a safe, confidential environment, Crestwyn offers individual therapy sessions to those who choose to heal and recover at our hospital. During these sessions, which are held daily or on an as-needed basis, patients can discuss their progress with their assigned primary counselor as they learn to manage the symptoms of ADHD.
Group therapy: When suffering from the unmanaged symptoms of ADHD, many individuals often feel as though they are alone in their struggles. For this reason, we, at Crestwyn Behavioral Health, are pleased to provide group therapy opportunities at our hospital. Held daily and led by counselors, nurses, and mental health technicians, various community, psychoeducation, and 12-Step recovery groups are offered to all patients. These sessions allows patients to come together, share their experiences, provide and receive support, practice skills they are learning, and discuss the following topics in a setting that is safe and conducive to healing and recovery:
- Suicide prevention
- Healthy relationships
- Anger management
- Treatment options
- Recovery skills
- Medication support
Family therapy: Mental health conditions, including ADHD, have the ability to impact the lives of those closest to the individuals who are grappling with such concerns. Given this fact, treatment at Crestwyn features family therapy sessions for those who come for care. Depending on the patient’s individual needs and the patient’s loved ones’ ability to get to our hospital, these sessions can be part of a person’s healing experience at Crestwyn. We purposefully offer these sessions so that healing can begin within our patients’ primary support networks and so that the friends and family members of those we treat can learn how to best support the person they care about.
Every facet of care at Crestwyn Behavioral Health is customized to meet the needs of those who come for treatment. Additionally, and because we want to fully prepare our patients for returning to their respective communities, we plan for their discharge from the moment they begin receiving services. Our staff works closely with patients, and their families when necessary, to determine the continuing care options that will enable the men, women, and adolescents we treat to achieve optimal healing and recovery from ADHD.
If you or an important person in your life is in need of exceptional treatment to manage the symptoms of ADHD, improve his or her quality of life, and prevent further need for hospitalization, look no further than Crestwyn Behavioral Health. Here, people of all ages are able to develop the confidence and skills needed to live healthier, more productive, and more satisfying lives that are no longer compromised by mental health and substance use concerns.
Call us today and let our caring intake team help you or your loved one determine if Crestwyn is where a brighter tomorrow can happen.