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ADHD Testing & Treatment

Help With ADHD

Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD, presents differently from one patient to the next but common characteristics often include trouble staying focused, disorganization or forgetfulness of important tasks, and impulsive actions like outbursts or speaking out of turn.

 

ADHD, previously known as ADD, represents a spectrum disorder with varying genetics, psycho-social and behavioral symptoms requiring a comprehensive treatment plan.

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Types of ADHD / ADD

There are 3 types of ADHD / ADD recognized by the following DSM-V criteria: 

Inattentive Type

Often described as lost

in thoughts, forgetful,

a daydreamer

Hyperactive-Impulsive

Often described as fidgety, difficult to control,

'on the go'

Combined Type

Often presents with both inattentive and hyperactive

symptoms

Common ADHD Characteristics

Symptoms of ADHD vary greatly from person to person but generally include at least 2-3 of the following characteristics.

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Diagnosing ADHD Patients

The first step in getting treatment for ADHD, either for yourself or your child, is to be properly diagnosed. This usually starts with a visit to your family doctor for a thorough behavioral assessment.
 
Additionally, further assessments from people that know the patient well help inform and formulate a proper diagnosis of the patient. There are several standardized guidelines that can be used for these assessments. One of the most common resources used is the Diagnostic & Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition, or DSM-5.

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ADHD Treatment Options

The goal of ADHD treatment is to improve your or your child's ability to function effectively at home and in school or the workplace. In most cases, the best ADHD treatment for older children, adolescents and adults includes a combination of behavioral therapy and ADHD medication, however, treatment can and should be highly individualized to encompass all aspects of each individual's behavioral and physical needs. A person with ADHD has a much higher chance of having other behavioral comorbidities so it's important to take all aspects of the individual into account.  

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