What is ADHD?
According to the Mayo Clinic. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common condition affecting millions of children and adults. The primary symptoms involve difficulty sustaining focus, impulsive behavior, and hyperactivity that impairs daily functioning.
Signs and Symptoms
ADHD has three subtypes – predominantly inattentive, predominantly hyperactive/impulsive, and combined type. The inattentive subtype includes challenges like being easily distracted, easily bored, disorganized, losing things often, having trouble completing homework, and frequently daydreaming. Hyperactive/impulsive ADHD involves behaviors like constantly fidgeting, excessive talking, interrupting frequently, and rushing through tasks. The combined type includes symptoms of both inattentive and hyperactive subtypes.
These behaviors can lead to problems with learning, relationships, self-esteem, and more. ADHD is typically first diagnosed in childhood but can continue impacting adults. Proper diagnosis and treatment help patients better manage symptoms.
Start Treatment Immediately
At All Day Medical Care Clinic, our mental health professionals can evaluate for ADHD using clinical interviews, symptom assessments, and working closely with schools and families. We create customized treatment plans which may include prescribing stimulant or non-stimulant medications, behavioral therapy with a focus on behavioral interventions to build coping skills, family support, and lifestyle changes to establish consistency.
With comprehensive treatment, those with ADHD can thrive socially, academically, and in the workplace. If you suspect your child or you may have undiagnosed ADHD, call today to schedule an evaluation. Discovering solutions starts with an accurate diagnosis by a caring expert.