Treating Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

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About Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), is a neurobehavioral developmental disorder affecting about 3-5% of the world's population under the age of 19. It typically presents itself during childhood, and is characterized by a persistent pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity, as well as forgetfulness, poor impulse control or impulsivity, and distractibility. ADHD is most commonly diagnosed in children and, over the past decade, has been increasingly diagnosed in adults.

How Can Therapy Help?

Methods of treatment usually involve some combination of behavior modifications, life style changes, medications, and counseling. Behavioral parent training, behavior therapy aimed at parents to help them understand ADHD, is also important. Our staff, specially trained in working with ADHD, can help with the challenges associated with this difficult condition for you and your children. Call our office to schedule an appointment.

How Can Medication Help?

Medication is often required to help alleviate the symptoms of ADHD. In many cases, the most effective approach to treat ADHD is the combination of therapy and medication. Our staff psychiatrist will work with you to determine whether or not you would benefit from medication, and what medication would best suit your needs.