Adult ADD

A Guide to the Diagnosis and Treatment of Adult ADD

Marc Schwartz, MD Co-editor

Dr. Schwartz is a board certified psychiatrist who specializes in the evaluation and treatment of adults with ADD.  He was graduated with honors from Princeton University and from the Yale School of Medicine. After interning at Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago, received his psychiatric training at the Yale University Department of Psychiatry.  After completing his residency, he taught psychiatry full time at Yale for two years then entered private practice.  He has specialized in the treatment of adult ADD since 1998.

Over the years he has served on the clinical faculties of the Yale Departments of Psychiatry and Psychology and the NYU Department of Psychiatry.  He is a past President of the Connecticut Psychiatric Society and the author of a book and numerous articles on clinical psychiatry. He is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.

Information from Dr. Schwartz for Patients Considering a Consultation with Him

I accept new patients for evaluation and treatment of ADD when I have openings in his practice.  Evaluation sessions generally last about 50 minutes. If I determine that you have ADD, and there are no reasons not to treat you with medication, I generally suggest starting an ADD medication by the end of that session. Sometimes, I may also suggest coaching, therapy, or other approaches.

I usually see patients two and four weeks after medication is started for 25 minute sessions. There may be brief phone sessions between office visits.  I have found that improvement generally occurs fairly quickly, but it may require two or three months to find an optimal treatment regimen. At that point, I usually suggest that the patients obtain follow-up care and prescriptions from their primary care provider. In some cases, I may recommend that a person be seen more frequently.  Although this program is usually helpful and effective, he can offer no assurance that he will find the right medication or treatment for any individual patient.

I am not in any managed care networks and do not accept insurance payment. However, some people have out-of-network insurance benefits that may reimburse them for part of their fees.

If my office policies do not suit your needs, you might try finding another ADD specialist at the following links: then enter     psychiatrist adult (your city and state)

Because of the large number of inquiries he receives from visitors to this site, I am not able to answer email or phone questions about diagnosis or treatment.  I am starting a section on the Frequently Asked Questions page shortly where I will respond to  questions and comments I have received from visitors to the site that may be of interest to other visitors. I will do my best to insure that the person who wrote to me cannot be identified by changing details of their note.

I always welcome notes from people about interesting or unusual observations or experiences they have had with their ADD symptoms or treatment and with suggestions for additions or changes to this site.

My email address for sending a question or a comment is