ADHD

Gagandeep Singh, MD

Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist & Adult Psychiatrist located in Freehold, NJ & Monroe Township, NJ

Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) doesn’t just affect children, it also impacts adults and can have considerable consequences in your life, especially when left untreated. At his private practice in Freehold and Monroe Township, New Jersey, Gagandeep Singh, MD, treats children, adolescents, and adults with ADHD. A double board-certified and fellowship-trained child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist, he specializes in ADHD treatment. To schedule your appointment, call the office today. You can even book your initial consultation online.

ADHD Q & A

What are the symptoms of ADHD?

ADHD affects both children and adults and, contrary to popular belief, the condition impacts more than just school and work. While inattention and hyperactivity are the prominent features, there are a variety of other ADHD symptoms, including:

  • Engaging in unnecessary movements or being jittery
  • Acting impulsively and without thinking
  • Lacking persistence or focus
  • Struggling with instant gratification and tempting situations


To be considered ADHD, these symptoms are significantly more severe than the average experience, occur more often, and interfere with your daily functioning. This is notably, also true in social situations.

What causes ADHD?

The underlying causes of ADHD are currently unknown, but researchers know that genetics often plays a role in the condition’s development. Beyond genetics, other ADHD risk factors have been identified, including:

  • Traumatic brain injury (TMI)
  • Exposure to environmental toxins during pregnancy
  • Alcohol or tobacco use during pregnancy
  • Premature delivery and low birth weight

How is ADHD treated?

Dr. Singh treats ADHD with behavioral therapy, such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) or dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT). In children, he often focuses on specialized training for parents, allowing them to develop the proper skills to help their child.

If necessary, Dr. Singh prescribes medication to help manage symptoms and make self-regulation and behavior modification easier.

Because every case is different, there's no “one” way to treat ADHD. Dr. Singh may use multiple methods to find out what ADHD treatment works best for you.

What can you do at home to reduce ADHD symptoms?

Although professional treatment is often necessary to improve the signs of ADHD, there are things you can do at home to reduce your symptoms. Dr. Singh outlines behavioral changes one can make to minimize and compensate for ADHD symptoms. Dr. Singh recommends improving your overall health by eating whole foods, exercising regularly, and limiting the amount of time spent on electronic devices. He also suggests improving your sleep hygiene and striving to get 7-8 hours of sleep a night.

When the symptoms of ADHD start to interfere with how you function, find a solution with Dr. Singh. Call his office to schedule your appointment today or book online.