According to the Office of Adolescent Health, approximately 15% of children and adolescents today have a mental health disorder or condition. Understanding the unique needs of children affected by these conditions is crucial to their sustained wellbeing. Many conditions can be treated effectively when properly diagnosed, and Dr. Ghavami has been specially trained to help.
ADHD, or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, is a medical condition which can affect adults and children. It is not entirely uncommon, and symptoms can worsen if not addressed. The disorder affects how children concentrate and his or her ability to stay still and focused, particularly at school. Children with ADHD have difficulty paying attention, controlling their behavior, and can be overexcited for extended periods.
What types of ADHD are there?
There are three types of ADHD which include:
When a child is significantly inattentive, impulsive, and hyperactive, it is a sign of ADHD. Also, issues with these behaviors will not improve but become worse over time. Inattentive children:
If you are concerned about your child, contact the practice. Dr. Ghavami can provide answers, diagnosis, and treatment.
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