Over 11% of both children and adults in America have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD. Kids with ADHD can be impulsive, hyperactive, or have trouble concentrating. Serving families in Colleyville, Texas, and surrounding communities, MaxHealth Family, Internal & Sports Medicine diagnoses and treats ADHD in patients of all ages. If you think you or your child might have ADHD, schedule a consultation with the team at MaxHealth Family, Internal & Sports Medicine today to learn more about the services provided as part of the Acuity Brain Center.
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is a mental disorder that affects children, teens, and adults. ADHD is the most commonly diagnosed mental condition in children and often becomes apparent in early elementary school. Individuals with ADHD show signs of impulsiveness, inattention, and hyperactivity that can be disruptive at school and at home.
While the exact causes of ADHD are still unknown, a number of factors put you at increased risk. ADHD often runs in families. Some other causes may be a brain chemical imbalance, brain injury, or brain disorders.
The symptoms of ADHD are different for children and adults. Children with ADHD can appear distracted, disinterested, impulsive, or hyperactive. Behavior common with ADHD can interfere with performance at school and be disruptive at home.
Children with ADHD can be:
Symptoms change as a patient grows older. While some people grow out of ADHD as adults, others do not. Adults with ADHD often struggle with time management, organization, and goal-setting. They can have problems holding down a job or maintaining relationships.
Some symptoms of ADHD in adults include:
ADHD is often effectively managed with treatment. Medication and various types of therapy are useful for children and adults. Stimulant medications work to control hyperactivity and impulsive behavior.
They can increase attention span and help with concentration and completing tasks. Nonstimulant medications work well for patients who don’t see positive results with stimulants.
Therapies for ADHD focus on changing behavior. For children, special education, social skills training, and behavior modification therapy can help them learn how to manage their behavior.
Psychotherapy, or counseling, can be beneficial if you’re an adult with this condition, and for your family members.
The team at MaxHealth Family, Internal & Sports Medicine is equipped to diagnose ADHD in patients of all ages and help them find the right treatment for their condition.
Call today or book online to request an appointment and learn more about the services provided as part of the Acuity Brain Center.