Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD/ADD)
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is one of the most commonly diagnosed neuro/behavioral disorders. Sometimes referred to as ADD (Attention-Deficit Disorder), ADHD is the more preferred term as it more accurately describes the two main characteristics of this condition: difficulty paying attention and hyperactive-impulse behavior. Typically, it is diagnosed in children but can last into adulthood. Medlock Bridge Counseling Center can help you or a loved one with the treatment of ADHD.
Diagnosing ADHD is a multi-step process that often involves a medical examination to rule out anxiety, depression, hearing and/or vision difficulties, certain learning disabilities and other conditions that might have symptoms similar to ADHD. Medlock Bridge Counseling Center can partner with your medical doctor to help develop evaluation and treatment plans for ADHD.
Symptoms and signs of ADHD
- Difficulty paying attention
- Frequent daydreaming
- Excessive fidgeting or squirming
- Easily distracted
- Excessive talking/frequently interrupts
- Difficulty waiting for his/her turn
- Difficulty listening to/following instructions
- Frequently loses items; forgetful
- Difficulty organizing and/or completing activities/tasks
ADHD is most commonly treated through a combination of medication and behavioral therapy. ADHD behavioral therapy often tends to be the first line of treatment and Medlock Bridge Counseling Center can help develop a personalized treatment plan for children, teens or adults.