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ADHD

Here at Excel Psychiatry, we understand that untreated, misdiagnosed, or undertreated ADHD can impair a person’s quality of life. Symptoms of ADHD include feeling restless or fidgety, interrupting others or dominating conversations, impulsivity, and problems with concentration. It can affect your social, personal, and work life and overall disrupt a person’s quality of life. At Excel Psychiatry, we provide high quality, evidenced-based, and medically safe care to our patients. Here you will receive appropriate testing, counseling, and medication management that is custom designed specifically for you.

 

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, also known as ADHD, is a common developmental disorder which can be diagnosed and treated by a pediatrician.

What is ADHD?

ADHD is a neurodevelopmental disorder affecting children. The condition can continue into adulthood, causing significant issues with concentration, focus, and performance in school or at work.

Signs and symptoms of ADHD

  • Frequent squirming and fidgeting

  • Chronic hand and foot movements

  • Problems remaining still

  • Running when it’s not appropriate

  • Frequent excessive talking

  • Difficulty focusing on details

  • Difficulty listening and following directions

  • Disorganization and losing things

  • Distraction and forgetfulness

 

Treatment of ADHD

If you or your child is diagnosed with ADHD, a combination of treatment methods may be indicated, including:

  • Behavioral counseling, which is helpful to minimize inappropriate behaviors

  • Lifestyle counseling, which may include dietary and exercise modifications

  • Medication therapy, which is helpful to improve the way the brain functions and sharpen focus and ability to concentrate

 

Why It's Important to Treat ADHD

Untreated ADHD can develop into problems which your child can carry into adulthood. Potential difficulties of untreated ADHD may include:

  • Poor grades

  • Learning difficulties

  • Aggressive, violent behaviors

  • Difficulty making and keeping friends

  • Difficulty establishing personal relationships

  • Problems with concentration

  • Poor performance at work

  • Difficulty working with others

 

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