ADHD Clinic Q&A
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ADHD is known as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, this particular condition occurs when a person has trouble paying attention and is not able to focus on certain tasks, has issues sitting still, and begins to act without thinking.
When diagnosing ADHD, you are divided into these three main types of ADHD:
Inattentive showcases being distracting, having poor organizational skills, and having poor concentration.
Hyperactive showcases through being fidgety, quite talkative, never being able to slow down, and having difficulties staying on task
Impulsive showcases through being a risk-taker, and interrupting
Each different type of ADHD is tied to one or more characteristics. ADHD is often characterized by hyperactive-impulsive behavior and inattention.
While each person who is diagnosed with ADHD is different, it is still common for two individuals to have similar experiences with symptoms but in different ways. In the end, the symptoms you showcase will determine the type of ADHD you have and will be diagnosed with.
The main causes and risk factors associated with ADHD are still unknown; however, current research has shown that genetics does play a large role. In addition, scientists have been studying other possible risk factors and causes including:
• Brain injury
• Exposure during pregnancy at a young age to environmental risks
• Tobacco use or alcohol during pregnancy
• Premature delivery
• Low birth weight
There are many different treatments available some offered in combination with medication and behavior therapy. Often behavior therapy is used as the first line of treatment before medication is tried. What treatment option works best will depend on the individual and the family if the individual is a child. Treatment plans include follow-ups, close monitoring, and making changes.
To diagnose ADHD disorder, there are several steps involved. There is no single test available that will be able to diagnose ADHD, as well as many other issues. Including depression, sleep issues, anxiety, and certain learning disabilities which can have very similar symptoms to ADHD. One step of the ADHD diagnosis process involves a medical exam, during this medical exam, you will be asked to complete vision tests, hearing tests, and maybe other tests to rule out other issues with symptoms like ADHD.
To diagnose ADHD, there will be a checklist of criteria that will need to be reviewed to rate ADHD symptoms as well as take a history of the patient.
Managing your symptoms is one of the most important and easiest ways for you to help manage your ADHD symptoms. Following a healthy lifestyle and making it easier to follow healthy behaviors including:
• Participating in daily physical activities that are based on your age
• Limit the daily screen time from items like computers, TVs, phones, and other electronic devices
• Developing healthy habits like eating healthy with plenty of veggies, fruit, and whole-grain foods while choosing lean protein sources
• Getting enough rest and the recommended amount of sleep each night
If you think you are showcasing signs and symptoms of ADHD, it is never too late to visit an ADHD clinic like ours at Success Health System. Many adults do not even know they have ADHD until their own children become diagnosed with ADHD. This is when they normally begin to notice symptoms of their own.
ADHD is often diagnosed like other mental illnesses. To start you can retrieve an assessment from a clinic like Success Health System, our ADHD clinic will assess you based on your symptoms as well as your family history.
If you are noticing symptoms and signs, contact our clinic today to schedule an assessment with one of our specialists. We will provide thorough testing to ensure you receive the most accurate results. Our team looks forward to helping you get the treatment you need to live a productive, fulfilled, happy life! We serve patients from Creve Coeur MO, St. Louis MO, Independence MO, Olathe KS, Columbia MO, Craig KS, Spring Hill KS, Prathersville MO, Pierpont MO, Kirkwood MO, Kansas City MO, River Bend Mo & Beyond!