ADHD Services Offered In Nationwide
The behavioral problems people with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) experience can make life a continual challenge. At DigiPSYCH in New Jersey, California, Pennslyvania and Arizona, board-certified psychiatrist Asad Hussain, MD, offers expert treatment to adults and children with ADHD. With his help, you or your child can significantly improve your prospects and enjoyment of life. Call DigiPSYCH today or book a telepsychiatry appointment online to take the first steps toward better ADHD management.
What is ADHD?
ADHD begins in childhood, usually in the early school years. Children with ADHD have trouble paying attention, exhibit impulsive behaviors, are hyperactive (have excessive energy), or have some combination of these problems.
All children can behave inappropriately or be difficult at times. But with behavioral disorders like ADHD, the problems are severe (compared to most children of the same age) and ongoing.
ADHD affects 3.1% of children 10-14 and 2.4% of children 15-19. Some children find their difficulties lessen in adulthood, but many ADHD patients experience challenges throughout their lives.
What are the symptoms of ADHD?
Children with ADHD can have primarily inattentive symptoms, mainly hyperactive and impulsive symptoms, or a mix of both. Inattentive ADHD symptoms include:
- Difficulty concentrating
- Not listening when spoken to
- Not paying attention to details
- Being easily distracted
- Making careless mistakes
- Not following instructions
- Frequently losing things
- Trouble staying organized
Children and adults with inattentive ADHD avoid tasks like homework and reading that need focus.
Hyperactive and impulsive ADHD symptoms include:
- Constant fidgeting
- Tapping feet or drumming fingers
- Continually running and jumping
- Inability to keep quiet
- Not waiting in turn to speak or act
- Interrupting others
Hyperactive/impulsive ADHD behaviors include children getting up during lessons or leaving the room without permission.
Children and adults with ADHD find it hard to regulate their emotions. They can often feel angry or irritable.
How is ADHD diagnosed and treated?
No physical tests can diagnose ADHD. Dr. Hussain uses his extensive child and adolescent psychiatry experience (including a two-year fellowship) to assess ADHD symptoms.
He completes a thorough evaluation to rule out other disorders and determine how ADHD affects you or your child. Then he prepares a personalized treatment plan that addresses your specific needs.
Dr. Hussain combines behavior therapies with medication to manage ADHD. Stimulant medication helps regulate emotions and calm racing thoughts. Behavior therapy helps you identify challenges and cope better with everyday life. You’re treated by a secure video link in the comfort of your home.
Call DigiPSYCH today or book an appointment online to get expert ADHD treatment for you or your child.
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