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Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Treatments

Recognizing ADD/ADHD and Getting Treatment

At American Behavioral Clinics, we are experienced in treating the two types of attention-related psychological illnesses that individuals can experience. These two different types are Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD). Common symptoms of ADHD include difficulties with organization, focus, self-control, excessive talking, fidgeting, disruptive behavior, impulsivity, and hyperactivity. The symptoms of ADD are the same as ADHD except for impulsivity and hyperactivity. Both symptoms of ADHD and ADD can be debilitating and disrupting to an individual’s personal life socially, academically, and professionally. With medications and therapy, it is possible to control these impulses and live a more normal life.

Do You Experience Any of the Following Difficulties?

✅  Get easily distracted and lacks focus
✅  Difficulty sustaining attention, easily bored
✅  Often forgetful
✅  Tendency of being disorganized
✅  Often Fidgety
✅  Saying things without really thinking about it
✅  Procrastination
✅  Difficulty with self-control
✅  Having difficulty reading
✅  Difficulty figuring out math problems
✅  Difficulty writing assignments
✅  Difficulty communicating with other people (e.g., understanding what others say, difficulty expressing yourself, etc.

Treatment Options for ADHD or ADD

American Behavioral Clinics’ professionals begin by conducting psychological evaluations in order to clarify an individual’s diagnosis for treatment planning and medication management purposes. Our psychiatrist will learn more about the individual’s experiences and symptoms. If further assistance is needed to more accurately determine if a patient has a diagnosis of ADHD or ADD, then psychological testing will be offered. One successful ways our psychiatrists treat ADHD or ADD is by implementing a pharmacological regimen. In addition, treatment with a behavioral therapy program will help manage and boost the ability for patients to successfully deal with ADHD or ADD. Lastly, loved ones play a significant role by providing support, patience, and help when challenges are faced throughout the treatment process.

Medication management, in conjunction with psychotherapy is a researched supported effective treatment plan; a psychiatrist can prescribe medications.

Medication
One successful way our psychiatrists treat ADHD or ADD is by implementing a pharmacological regimen. Medication can help control behavior and increase attention span. Stimulants are most commonly used for ADHD.

✅  Methylphenidate (Ritalin)
✅  Dextroamphetamine (Dexedrine)
✅  Amphetamine (Adderall)

Behavior Therapy
Treatment with a behavioral therapy program will help manage and boost the ability for patients to successfully deal with ADHD or ADD. Loved ones play a significant role by providing support, patience, and help when challenges are faced throughout the treatment process.

Read more about ADHD/ADD treatment available at American Behavioral Clinics, then contact your nearest location to make an appointment today!

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