Attention/Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

images-28Our clinicians have a special interest in the diagnosis and treatment of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. When working with individuals with ADHD, our clinicians help each person find and implement behavioral and cognitive strategies needed to overcome the challenges of ADHD.

 

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder affects both children and adults. The level of impairment and severity of symptoms (i.e. signs) of ADHD varies by individual, age, family history and environment. For example, children with ADHD typically have difficulty staying on task, completing tasks, often lose their belongings, are disruptive in class, or fail to follow instructions. However, often time’s children are inaccurately described as lazy, irresponsible, and defiant, when in truth, they are struggling with symptoms of ADHD.

 

Poor academic performance is often present in children and adolescents with ADHD, while slow work performance and poor organizational skills are often present in adults with this condition. Early recognition and diagnosis is crucial. When untreated, ADHD symptoms could lead to the development of other psychological and behavioral problems to include Depression, Anxiety, Substance Abuse, etc.

A psychological evaluation including measures of cognitive and executive functioning, continuous performance, and check-lists, will help you find out if you or your child suffers with ADHD.  After interpreting the results of the tests administered, treatment recommendations are developed according to each patient’s particular needs.