At Comprehensive Pediatric Care, Dr. Ghavami discusses behavioral issues with his patients and families. If necessary, he refers them to a specialist for further evaluation and treatment.
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.
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:
"Dr Ghavami is a dedicated pediatrician. He's there for the kids and maintains an excellent rapport with them, even through the difficult teenage years."