Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Services

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At WCWCW, we understand the significance of addressing Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) promptly and effectively. Our team of board-certified psychiatrists specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD in children, teenagers, and adults.

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What is ADHD?

ADHD is a behavioral disorder characterized by hyperactivity, difficulty focusing, and restlessness. It affects a significant portion of the population, with more than 8% of children and over 2% of adults experiencing its symptoms. Left untreated, ADHD can impact performance at school or work, as well as personal relationships.

Some common symptoms of ADHD include:

  • Difficulty focusing or concentrating
  • Easy distractibility
  • Forgetfulness
  • Excessive talking
  • Impatience and difficulty waiting for turns
  • Interrupting others during conversations
  • Individuals with ADHD often struggle with organization and adhering to schedules.

Understanding the Types of ADHD

ADHD presents in three primary forms: inattentive, hyperactive-impulsive, and combined.

Inattentive ADHD: This type is characterized by difficulty focusing and completing tasks, with a higher incidence among girls.

Hyperactive-impulsive ADHD: Individuals with this type exhibit impulsive behaviors, such as interrupting others and an inability to remain still or focused.

Combined hyperactive-impulsive and inattentive ADHD: The most prevalent type, combined ADHD, displays symptoms of both inattentiveness and impulsivity.

Diagnosing ADHD

To diagnose ADHD, our WCWCW clinicians conduct a comprehensive assessment, reviewing medical history, symptoms, and their impact on daily life. Physical and psychological examinations, along with questionnaires for both you and potentially your child’s teachers, help in determining the specific type of ADHD.

Effective Treatments for ADHD

The treatment approach for ADHD typically involves a combination of prescription medication and behavioral therapy. This comprehensive strategy targets the alteration of brain chemistry, improving focus and impulse control. Additionally, therapy aids in developing effective behavioral management techniques.

We also emphasize the importance of healthy lifestyle practices, including:

  • Maintaining a balanced, nutritious diet
  • Ensuring sufficient restful sleep
  • Regular physical exercise
  • Limiting screen time

At WCWCW, our Child and Adolescent program is led by highly trained child psychiatrists and therapists who provide evidence-based assessments and treatments. We emphasize the importance of a comprehensive understanding of your child’s environment, including their school and home life. Our collaborative approach involves regular consultations with schools, pediatricians, and other essential figures to ensure the most effective and holistic treatment plan.

If your child is struggling with ADHD and would like to explore treatment options, contact WCWCW today to schedule a consultation. We provide the same high-quality service via telehealth for patients living in Maryland, DC, Virginia, Michigan, Alabama, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Texas,.and Florida.

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