Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) first causes difficulties during childhood but often persists to also disrupt adult life. If you or your adolescent child has symptoms of ADHD, the clinical team at Nurocoach has offices in Katy and Houston, Texas, as well as access to a nationwide network of highly skilled therapists via telehealth. With the Nurocoach team’s expert help, you can learn to control the unwanted aspects of ADHD and enjoy a far better quality of life. To find out more, call Nurocoach and schedule a consultation or book an appointment online today.
ADHD (attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder) is a behavioral condition. It develops in childhood, creating significant problems at school and home. Without treatment, ADHD often continues to cause problems into adulthood, affecting your work performance and relationships.
Some people with ADHD mainly have problems with focus and organization (inattentive symptoms). For others, the primary issue is hyperactivity and impulsive behaviors. You can also have a combination of both problems.
Symptoms that are common in people with inattentive ADHD include:
People with hyperactive and impulsive ADHD tend to be very restless. They fidget a lot and find it impossible to stay still for long. They might frequently tap their feet or drum their fingers.
It’s hard for people with hyperactivity to wait their turn, so they often have difficulty keeping quiet and tend to interrupt others. They feel an urge to be almost continually doing something and often have no appreciation of the potential risks of some activities.
ADHD also causes problems with emotion regulation, so you may feel irritable much of the time and quickly become angry.
No lab tests can diagnose ADHD, so it’s vital to get an evaluation with an expert, like the team at Nurocoach. They use their experience and knowledge to assess your behaviors and see if they meet the criteria for an ADHD diagnosis.
ADHD most often becomes apparent around the time children start school, and the problems it causes happen regularly. A child whose behavioral issues aren’t present from an early age or where problems come and go is unlikely to have ADHD.
Unfortunately, many children with ADHD don’t receive a diagnosis in childhood. The adults in their lives may not realize the abnormal behavior is a symptom of ADHD and simply think the child is misbehaving or is a dreamer.
The Nurocoach team treats ADHD with a combination of talk therapy and medications. ADHD isn’t curable, but drugs such as stimulants help regulate your emotions and help you stay calm. Behavior therapy enables you to recognize unwanted behaviors and thoughts so you can manage them.
To find out how you could benefit from expert ADHD diagnosis and treatment, call Nurocoach today or book an appointment online.