Difficulty with Focus
Children and adults with ADHD often have a hard time regulating their emotions and behavior. Common symptoms include challenges with organization, impulsivity, and lack of follow through on activities. You or your child may fidget constantly and need to move around all the time, even when others are able to stay still. Self-control is a challenge, and you or your child may talk excessively, interrupting conversation and being constantly ‘on the go’.
There are Multiple Types of ADHD
A child with ADHD does not always act the same way. Some children are primarily inattentive, but able to sit still, which can often delay diagnosis. Others will be primarily of the hyperactive-impulsive variety, which brings them to clinical attention earlier because of disruption in the classroom or at home. Some children present with both types of symptoms. Although treatment is similar with each type of ADHD, we’ll work with your child to identify the optimal treatment plan for long-term success.
Adults with ADHD often have difficulty paying attention, and can struggle with impulsive behavior. Adult ADHD can result in unstable relationships, poor work or school performance, low self-esteem, and other problems, including anxiety and depression.
We offer comprehensive testing to determine whether you or your child has ADHD. The testing can serve as a way to assess the severity and extent of presenting symptoms, and can clarify whether psycho-pharmacological intervention is warranted. Additionally, ADHD testing provides specific insight into symptom presentation, which can guide individualized treatment planning and recommendations across multiple settings. With a positive diagnosis, a treatment plan can be developed with a member of our clinical team.
We Can Help
Our team of experienced psychologists and psychiatrists offers services ranging from testing and assessment to therapy and medication. Once we’ve assessed you or your child, we’ll discuss treatment options with you and collaboratively decide on the best approach to minimize symptoms and improve behavior and self-control. This can involve therapy, medication, or a combination of both. Proper treatment enhances organizational and time management skills, reduces impulsive behavior, and provides you or your child with strategies and problem solving skills to enrich your life.