Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

According to recent statistics, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that more than 1 in 10 school-aged children are diagnosed with ADHD.  Although ADHD is often identified in childhood, symptoms can persist into adulthood.
ADHD is a neurobehavioral disorder that impacts how a person thinks, solves problems, learns, and copes with daily stressors.  Symptoms of ADHD can affect school/work performance,  relationships, self-esteem, and overall well-being.
Courtesy of Centers of Disease Control and Prevention

Courtesy of Centers of Disease Control and Prevention

 

 

 

Symptoms of ADHD include:
  • Inattention and distractibility
  • Difficulty focusing over long periods of time
  • Poor organizational skills
  • Frequently misplacing belongings
  • Forgetful of appointments and important dates
  • Restlessness
  • Hyperactivity
  • Impulsiveness
  • Acting before thinking
HCP provides comprehensive assessment services to discriminate symptoms of ADHD from other similar conditions: learning disorders, anxiety, depression, and auditory processing disorder.  A cognitive assessment includes multiple psychological tests which evaluate attention, memory, and problem-solving abilities.  The results of a cognitive evaluation can personalize treatment plans, addressing an individual’s strengths, and areas for improvement.[clear]

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