PSPC has been successfully treating ADHD for 2 decades. Our ADHD treatment team includes specialist in the competencies needed for a comprehensive, coordinated treatment approach. Services offered for ADHD treatment are individual and one on one interviews, medication management, neuropsych testing, and therapy.
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What is ADHD?
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurobiological condition that affects an estimated 5-7% of the population. ADHD is an ongoing condition that affects children, adolescents, and adults of all ages. It occurs in both males and females, and in people of all races, socioeconomic status, and cultural backgrounds. ADHD may cause significant impairments in many areas of life such as school, home, the workplace, and in family and social relationships. ADHD is genetically influenced and runs in families.
Many of these symptoms are common among children of all ages and developmental levels. Signs of ADHD, however, are often severe, frequent and first occur as early as age three and often by age six. The main symptoms are related to:
- Staying focused and paying attention
- Delaying gratification or controlling impulses
- Being overly active or restless
ADHD is a neurobiological condition characterized by inappropriate levels of hyperactivity, impulsivity and inattention. There are two main types of ADHD. A third type is a combination of the two.
Many individuals experience improvements in their symptoms from medications, particularly stimulants. We may prescribe other medications if the stimulants are inappropriate, ineffective, or if there are additional problems that could respond to a combination of medications. Of course, the decision of whether to pursue medications, ruling out any contraindications, and then deciding on an appropriate treatment regimen is a collaborative decision between the physician and patient.
Although ADHD is a neurobiological disorder, it creates many accompanying problems, such as depressed mood, anxiety, or drug abuse. While medications may improve ADHD symptoms, many persons have problems changing chronic behavior patterns such as those related to procrastination and poor time management. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) focused on changing specific thinking and behavior patterns may be an important part of treatment for those with ADHD.
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