ADHD

ADHD

At Sunny Hills Behavioral Health, we have qualified providers who specialize in diagnosing and treating ADHD. Our qualified child and adolescent psychiatrist can diagnose, provide therapy and prescribe medication. Our experienced child psychologist can diagnose ADHD and treat it with counseling & therapy.

ADHD is a disorder that makes it difficult for a person to pay attention and control impulsive behaviors. He or she may also be restless and almost constantly active.

MORE ABOUT ADHD

  • Genes
  • Environmental factors
  • Brain Injuries
  • Sugar
  • Food additives

SYMPTOMS OF ADHD:

INATTENTIVE SYMPTOMS:

  • Be easily distracted, miss details, forget things, and frequently switch from one activity to another
  • Have difficulty maintaining focus on one task
  • Become bored with a task after only a few minutes, unless doing something enjoyable
  • Have difficulty focusing attention on organizing and completing a task or learning something new or trouble completing or turning in homework assignments, often losing things (e.g., pencils, toys, assignments) needed to complete tasks or activities
  • Not seem to listen when spoken to
  • Daydream, become easily confused, and move slowly
  • Have difficulty processing information as quickly and accurately as others
  • Struggle to follow instructions.

HYPERACTIVE SYMPTOMS:

  • Fidget and squirm in their seats.
  • Talk nonstop
  • Dash around, touching or playing with anything and everything in sight
  • Have trouble sitting still during dinner, school, and story time
  • Be constantly in motion
  • Have difficulty doing quiet tasks or activities.

IMPULSIVE SYMPTOMS:

  • Be very impatient
  • Blurt out inappropriate comments, show their emotions without restraint, and act without regard for consequences
  • Have difficulty waiting for things they want or waiting their turns in games
  • Often interrupt conversations or others’ activities.