ADHD and ADD Treatment
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) are two types of medical conditions that involves many different types of attention and focus related symptoms. Generally, ADHD and ADD involve symptoms of sudden impulsivity, hyperactivity, difficulty focusing or inattentiveness.
Are you currently experiencing a lack of focus, inability to pay attention to important tasks, get distracted easily or go through periods of hyperactivity? There is a possibility that you may have ADHD. Thankfully, there are ADHD treatment options available. North County Health Services is here to help you with all of your ADHD and ADD needs.
ADHD and ADD can be treated with a variety of different therapy, medication and treatment options.
What Are the Symptoms of ADHD and ADD?
There are many different symptoms and signs that you or your child may have ADHD or ADD. Keep in mind that experiencing any of the following symptoms may not immediately indicate that ADHD is at fault. The severity of each symptom may determine whether or not you have ADHD or just a lack of focus. Talking with our doctors and taking an ADD test can help you to determine whether or not you need ADD medication.
The following symptoms are common among most ADHD and ADD sufferers:
- Difficulty sustaining attention in normal day-to-day activities, work, or play.
- Unable to pay close attention to specific details.
- Makes careless mistakes during school, work or other activities and hobbies.
- Does not listen even when spoken to.
- Challenged by organizing tasks or activities.
- Unable to completely finish certain activities, like schoolwork, work duties, chores and more.
- Constantly loses important or necessary objects or tools for various activities.
- Forgetful of daily activities.
- Often fidgets with the feet or hands while sitting in a seat.
- Climbs or runs around unnecessarily (even in situations when not appropriate), or experiences severe restlessness
- Talks excessively compared to the average person.
- Always feels “on the go.”
- Difficulty engaging in leisurely activities in a quiet manner.
- Difficulty waiting for one’s turn.
- Constantly interrupts other people in conversations.
- Unable to wait for questions to be completed before blurting out the answer.
These symptoms can help an individual determine whether or not they may be at risk of ADHD or ADD, but they do not indicate that they do have the condition. This is why it’s important to talk to our doctor at North County Health Services.
ADHD Treatment and Medication
ADHD treatment and ADHD medication are easy to get if you or your family members are experiencing ADHD symptoms. The types of treatment that you or your loved ones need will likely be customized to their situation. ADHD treatment options that work for one person may not work for another, which is why it’s so important to get an ADHD test and consult with an experienced doctor to learn about that types of treatment that is available.
Getting ADHD medication is important for all individuals facing ADHD symptoms, but there are other factors that need to be taken into account to treat ADHD effectively. Certain ADHD therapy strategies may be put into effect by your doctor, but there are other things you can do at home to help manage your ADHD. For example, regular exercise and getting quality sleep will both positively affect your ADHD treatment.
Give us a call or visit us today at NCHS to learn more about ADHD, ADD, and the various ADHD treatment and ADHD therapy options available for both children and adults.