Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Regaining Control and Concentration over your ADHD

Everyone experiences moments of distraction throughout their day, but individuals with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) experience an overly intrusive distractedness that can greatly interfere with learning comprehension and task management. The inability to work in a timely manner can feel frustrating, but It’s possible to regain control of concentration overtime using medicine, psychotherapy, and support groups.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder:
A Definition

ADHD is one of the most common mental disorders among adolescents involving a constant pattern of inattention that interferes with development and learning retention. It affects millions of children as well as many adults. Children with ADHD may experience bursts of impulsivity or hyperactivity that cause them to move around excessively which can lead to distractions within many learning environments.

Diagnosis of ADHD requires a comprehensive evaluation by a licensed clinician, such as a psychologist, or psychiatrist with expertise in ADHD. For a person to receive a diagnosis of ADHD, the symptoms of inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity must be chronic or long-lasting, impair the person’s functioning, and cause the person to fall behind typical development for his or her age. The doctor will also ensure that any ADHD symptoms are not due to another medical or psychiatric condition. Most children with ADHD receive a diagnosis during the elementary school years. For an adolescent or adult to receive a diagnosis of ADHD, the symptoms need to have been present before age 12.

ADHD is more common in males than females, and females with ADHD are more likely to have problems primarily with inattention. Other conditions, such as learning disabilities, anxiety disorder, conduct disorder, depression, and substance abuse, are

Frequently Asked Questions

Should my child be treated for ADHD?

Your child could need to be treated for ADHD if he or she exhibits certain symptoms, including inattentiveness, hyperactivity, and impulsiveness, or else hyperactivity and impulsiveness despite being able to focus. In particular, children with ADHD tend to interrupt others during conversations, fidget, and ignore details.

If you have any additional questions on ADHD please request to speak with a clinician.

You only want the best for your child. Give them the compassion they deserve.