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Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

What is ADHD?

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders of childhood. While it is not a learning disability, ADHD can make it hard for children to pay attention, control impulses, or stay still. The challenges may persist in adulthood (Adult ADHD), affecting work, home life, and relationships.

What are the Symptoms?

Symptoms vary by individual and age, but can include the following.

  • Not paying attention to detail
  • Making careless mistakes
  • Failing to pay attention or keep on task
  • Difficulty following or understanding instructions
  • Avoiding tasks that involve effort
  • Losing things that are needed to complete tasks
  • Fidgeting or Squirming
  • Getting up often when seated
  • Moving about at inappropriate times
  • Having trouble doing things quietly
  • Talking too much or blurting out answers
  • Interrupting

Some adults may have ADHD without knowing it, and symptoms can change with age, like restlessness instead of hyperactivity. The demands of adulthood can make symptoms of Adult ADHD more noticeable and impactful.

Other conditions can cause symptoms that very closely mirror those found in patients with ADHD. These issues could cause symptoms very similar to those found in children or Adults (Adult ADHD):

  • Mood disorders
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Substance abuse problems
  • Migraines
  • Sensory integration issues
  • Learning disabilities
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder

How is ADHD Treated at Solstice Healthcare

At Solstice Healthcare, we begin the journey to effective ADHD treatment with thorough and accurate ADHD diagnosis. Our mental health professionals consider medical history, behavioral patterns, and cognitive functioning. This comprehensive evaluation forms the foundation for creating personalized treatment plans tailored to address your specific challenges and individual needs. Once an accurate diagnosis is made, we begin treatment. There are two types of treatment that we provide for individuals who are diagnosed with ADHD: therapy and medication.

Behavioral therapy helps to teach that there are positive rewards for performing the desired behaviors and consequences for other choices. It may also require the help of people within the patient’s family in order to be as effective as possible. The overall goal for the treatment of ADHD is to learn how to better organize your life and take back control of your behavior.

Medications often bring relief from the more distracting symptoms of ADHD, but they shouldn’t be used alone. At Solstice Healthcare, we believe patients have a greater chance of forming new and healthier habits when they use medication in conjunction with behavioral therapy.

If you or your child need an evaluation or treatment for ADHD, please complete our New Patient Intake form today.

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