ADHD services offered in Goldsboro, NC


Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) makes focusing, organizing tasks, and sitting still feel overwhelming. If you frequently experience these symptoms, board-certified psychiatrist and board-eligible internal medicine specialist Meredith Godwin, MD, offers Qb® testing at Godwin Psychiatry in Goldsboro, North Carolina. Qb testing is an effective tool for diagnosing ADHD so that Dr. Goodwin can develop a personalized treatment plan for you. Call the office today to learn more.

What is ADHD?

ADHD affects brain development and activity, often causing poor attention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. While ADHD is the most common neurodevelopmental disorder in children and adults, many aren’t diagnosed until adulthood.

Are there different types of ADHD?

ADHD has three common types:


This type of ADHD makes concentrating, organizing, and staying focused on tasks difficult. If you have predominantly inattentive ADHD, you may be forgetful, struggle with time management, and lose track of important items or information.


Hyperactive/impulsive ADHD causes trouble sitting still, constant fidgeting or movement, and impulsive actions without considering the consequences.


Many people have combined ADHD, which means you have signs of both types.

What are the signs of ADHD?

Signs of ADHD vary but often include:

  • Difficulty sustaining attention on tasks or activities
  • Frequently making careless mistakes
  • Trouble organizing tasks and activities
  • Avoidance of tasks requiring sustained mental effort
  • Frequently losing important items
  • Easily distracted 
  • Fidgeting or tapping hands or feet frequently
  • Difficulty staying seated when expected
  • Restlessness, feeling the need to be in constant motion
  • Difficulty engaging in quiet leisure activities
  • Impulsive decision-making
  • Interrupting others or blurting out answers
  • Difficulty waiting for your turn
  • Acting without considering consequences
  • Difficulty regulating emotions, leading to outbursts of frustration or anger

As you age, your ADHD symptoms may change. Partnering with an experienced psychiatrist at Godwin Psychiatry can help you manage your evolving symptoms.

How is ADHD diagnosed?

Godwin Psychiatry offers Qb testing for ADHD. This test measures core ADHD symptoms: activity, attention, and impulsivity. 


The test involves a 15 or 20-minute computer-based task. Your psychiatrist then compares the data to a neurotypical control group of the same age and sex who don’t have ADHD. 

The results generate instantly for immediate analysis and discussion during your appointment.

What are the most effective treatments for ADHD symptoms?

ADHD requires a personalized treatment regimen that addresses your specific symptoms. After a 30-45-minute psychiatric evaluation and Qb testing, your psychiatrist may recommend:

  • Medication management
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Diet changes
  • Behavioral interventions and parent training
  • Educational accommodations and support
  • Exercise and physical activity routines
  • Stress management techniques
  • Sleep hygiene strategies
  • Support groups and peer counseling
  • Occupational therapy interventions
  • Mindfulness and relaxation exercises

Godwin Psychiatry is dedicated to helping you navigate life with ADHD. Call today to learn more.