Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a chronic disorder that affects many children and can often persist into adulthood. ADHD is characterized by a combination of problems, including difficulty sustaining attention, excessive hyperactivity, and participating in impulsive behavior. Often times the symptoms of ADHD will lessen with age, but some people never completely outgrow their symptoms. Those with ADHD tend to have problems at home, school, work, and in relationships. While treatment will not cure ADHD, it can help a great deal in controlling symptoms.
Red River Hospital is a 74-bed psychiatric and addiction treatment center that has remained steadfast in our diligence to help improve the lives of those who entrust us with their care. For over four decades, the caring and compassionate staff at Red River Hospital have assisted those who are in need of services for behavioral health concerns, substance abuse issues, and co-occurring disorders. By separating our patients into four distinct units, we are able to successfully meet the needs of all age groups, including children, adolescents, adults, and senior adults. We are also proud to offer a specialized military heroes unit for our United States Service Members. At Red River, we recognize how difficult it can be to make it through the day when you are constantly struggling with the symptoms of ADHD. Through the exceptional treatment provided at our hospital, we can help you control your symptoms so that you can lead a full and productive life.
Helping a Loved One or Family Member Get Treatment
If you have a child, spouse, or other loved one who has ADHD, then you are most likely facing some challenges on a daily basis. Living with someone who has ADHD can be especially frustrating because those with ADHD can have a hard time tuning into what others are thinking or feeling. Here are some tips that can be helpful for living with someone who has been diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder:
- Make sure your loved one gets a thorough evaluation from a mental health professional
- Read up on ADHD and learn all you can about this disorder
- Be clear about what behaviors you will and will not tolerate
- Have clear guidelines and consequences
- Do not make excuses for your loved one
- Encourage your loved one to break down tasks into smaller, more manageable ones
- Have patience
If you have more questions about how you can help your loved one, then you can always speak to a mental health professional who will be able to give you additional advice. In some instances, it may be best for your loved one to enter into a treatment program so that he or she can learn to better control his or her symptoms. If this is the case, be sure to support him or her throughout the entire process and be there to help your loved one determine which programs are most appropriate for his or her specialized needs.
Why Consider Treatment at Red River
If you have been diagnosed with ADHD, you are well aware that day-to-day tasks such as paying bills, staying focused at work or school, or keeping up with family and friends can at times seem completely overwhelming. Having ADHD in childhood or as an adult can present many challenges across all areas of life, from the inability to stay organized at home to difficulties in social situations. Your symptoms may cause you to have problems maintaining healthy relationships because you do not feel like others understand what you are going through. If you are struggling on a daily basis with the symptoms of ADHD, it may be time to seek treatment. Early diagnosis and treatment can make a big difference in outcome.
Based on the severity of the symptoms of ADHD that a person is experiencing, as well as the presence of any substance abuse concerns or co-occurring disorders, an inpatient treatment program may be the best option when it comes to receiving treatment. By entering an inpatient treatment program, individuals are able to step back from their daily environment and place all of their energy into getting better. Through education, behavior modification, various therapeutic interventions, medication management, and the support of an entire treatment team composed of mental health professionals, people with ADHD can gain control of their symptoms and achieve a successful future.
Program Philosophy and Benefits
When you or a loved one is in crisis, or when life simply seems to have spiraled out of control, the staff at Red River Hospital is here to help. We strive to understand the point of view of others and actively express encouragement as individuals work towards achieving their goals. At Red River, we take responsibility for treating each and every person who comes through our doors with the respect and dignity that he or she deserves. By providing structured programming and implementing individualized treatment plans for each patient, we aim to show everyone how they can succeed. We surround patients with every facet of information that they need to get better, and we will do everything in our power to ensure that everyone who comes to us for care leaves our center with the confidence they need to continue on their path of healing.
Types of Treatment Offered at Red River
Red River Hospital provides free assessments 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. These assessments are conducted by a licensed professional and then reviewed by a team member or supervisor. If it is determined that we will be able to fully meet the patient’s needs, one of our physicians is contacted and the admissions process begins. Our dedicated psychiatric staff and multidisciplinary treatment team provide medical management and various therapies designed to encompass the unique needs of each and every patient. We utilize a variety of therapeutic techniques as part of our inpatient program, including the following:
Detoxification: For patients who come to Red River struggling with a chemical dependency problem, we provide a 5-7 day stay in our detox unit. Here, every individual receives 24 hour monitoring by a team of nurses while his or her body is cleansed of all toxic substances. Those who are struggling with ADHD, but are also dependent upon substances, will receive treatment on our detox unit. To learn more about this process, please see our detoxification program page.
Medication management: In most cases, medication, most often stimulants, is used to help ease some of the symptoms that accompany ADHD. All patients are seen daily by a psychiatrist in order to ensure that the medications that have been prescribed are working properly and to make any changes that may be necessary.
Group therapy: The inpatient treatment programs at Red River are group-focused, which means that each patient participates in a variety of groups on a daily basis. Some of the topics covered in group sessions include anger management, conflict resolution, effective communication skills, appropriate assertive behavior skills, and medication management. On our progressive care unit, additional groups and activities are held in order to assist in reality orientation.
Family therapy: At Red River, we see each disorder as a family disorder because these illnesses not only impact the life of the individual who has the disorder, but the lives of each patient’s family members as well. We believe that if the family is not involved, then the changes that are made during the treatment process will not be carried over into the home environment. As a result, we encourage family sessions to occur on a regular basis on all units. These sessions can be done via telephone if necessary. On our child and adolescent unit, at least one family session is required prior to the patient’s discharge.
Individual therapy: Individual sessions are held on an as-needed basis for all units except our military unit where patients have a minimum of one individual therapy session each week.
Recreational therapy occurs at least once per day and includes activities such as physical therapy and yoga.
Daily school is provided for all of our child and adolescent patients. There is an onsite school room and lessons are led by our public school district’s teachers.
Continuing Care and Levels of Treatment
At Red River Hospital, we begin planning for the discharge process the moment our patients enter the hospital. This plan is consistently reviewed and updated throughout the individual’s stay so that when the time for discharge arrives the patient is already set up for the next step in his or her recovery process. We believe that aftercare is a major part of every person’s treatment, so we ensure that the unique needs of each individual will be cared for, whether that be a step down into our partial hospitalization program (PHP) or our intensive outpatient program (IOP), or being provided with referrals for traditional outpatient services. For patients who require a structured plan in order to return to life’s daily routines, Red River offers an outpatient program, Pathways, which provides onsite therapy, coping skills training, and supervised medication management. Whatever your needs may be, our caring and compassionate staff will make sure that you are comfortable and confident as you embark on your next stage of recovery.
Serving TX and OK for Over 40 Years
Our location in Wichita Falls allows for convenient access to residents of Oklahoma cities like Lawton and Duncan in addition to nearby Texas cities like Burkburnett. Call the number below to begin getting help for ADHD today.