Wonder Years provides comprehensive diagnostic examinations, second opinions, and follow-up therapy for a wide range of mental health issues, including ADHD, for children and adults. Continue reading to find out more about ADHD.
Learn More About ADHD
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a mental health problem characterized by excessive hyperactivity and impulsive conduct. People with ADHD may also struggle to concentrate their attention on a single activity or to sit quietly for extended periods of time.
Many individuals endure inattention and energy fluctuations. When compared to persons who do not have ADHD, this occurs more often and to a higher degree. It may have a substantial impact on their schooling, jobs, and personal lives. ADHD may affect both adults and children. The American Psychiatric Association (APA) recognizes it as a diagnosis.
ADHD is linked to a broad variety of behaviors. Some of the most typical ones are
- Forgetting to complete assignments
- Interrupting others when they are speaking
- Having trouble sitting still
- Being easily distracted
- Having difficulty focusing or concentrating on activities
ADHD symptoms and signs may vary depending on the element of the disorder, such as hyperactivity, impulsivity, or difficulties concentrating.
A person who is experiencing impulsivity and hyperactivity may:
- Have difficulty playing or carrying out chores quietly
- Engage in excessive talking
- Find it difficult to wait their turn
- Have difficulty sitting still or remaining sat, for example, in class
- Interrupt people when they are chatting, playing, or doing an activity
Someone who is having difficulty concentrating may:
- Find that belongings are regularly misplaced
- Find it difficult to concentrate when listening, reading, or conversing
- Be easily sidetracked by little events occurring around them
- Have difficulty arranging their everyday responsibilities
- Make frequent errors or overlook information when studying or working
The APA has classified ADHD into three forms to improve consistency in diagnosis. These people are mostly inattentive, primarily hyperactive-impulsive, or a mix of the two (combined hyperactive-impulsive and inattentive type).
Despite how widespread ADHD is, physicians and researchers are still unsure what causes it. It is thought to have neurological roots. Genetics may also be involved. According to research, a decrease in dopamine is a role in ADHD. Dopamine is a substance in the brain that aids in signal transmission from one neuron to another. It aids in the elicitation of emotional reactions and motions.
Other studies indicate that there is a structural difference in the brain. According to the findings, those with ADHD had smaller gray matter volumes. Gray matter involves brain locations that aid in:
- Making decisions
- Control of the muscles
How Wonder Years Can Help with ADHD
Here at Wonder Years, we provide Neuropsychological Assessments for ADHD in Children and Adults to help you or your child better understand and evaluate one’s cognitive abilities.
Why Choose Wonder Years?
At Wonder Years, we prioritize collaboration with patients, family members, psychiatrists, teachers, therapists, and other care professionals. This is done in conjunction with a strong focus on treatment adherence and frequent discussion regarding diagnosis, medications, treatment alternatives, and possible pharmacological side effects.
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