What is ADD/ADHD Treatment? Tampa FL
Attention deficit disorder (ADD) is a regularly used term to describe attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). ADHD is a neurological disorder that includes hyperactivity, attention difficulty, and impulsiveness. Some of the most common symptoms of ADHD include:
- Talking too much
- Failure to focus on particular tasks
- Not being able to wait for their turn
- Regularly fidgeting
Procedure For Treating ADD/ADHD
At our practice, we offer medications and therapy to treat ADHD. To choose the best option, our specialist will work with the child’s parents to decide whether medication is a good choice. If so, our specialist proceeds to ask whether your child requires medication during school hours only or on weekends and evenings as well. You and our specialist determine what type of medication will be suitable. The two types of ADHD medication we have are stimulants and non-stimulants. Our specialists use stimulants when they want drugs to increase the amounts of the brain chemicals called norepinephrine and dopamine.
In contrast, non-stimulants are used to increase levels of norepinephrine in your child’s brain. If medications are not effective, you and our specialist decide whether or not to use psychotherapy or behavioral therapy. Our psychotherapy treatment helps your child open up about their feelings of handling ADHD.
Our specialists know that ADHD can cause your child to have problems with authority figures and peers. Our specialists help your child better handle these relationships. Our behavior therapy treatment goal is to teach your child how to monitor their behaviors and then alter those behaviors correctly. Our specialist will develop a plan for how your child responds to certain situations.
Contact Us Today
Contact us today at our practice to schedule a one-on-one consultation. Our specialists will be happy to meet with you and determine whether the procedure is correct for you.