According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 11% of children in the United States have ADHD or attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. For families in and around Dublin, Georgia, ADHD diagnostic and treatment services are available through the care of Gyula Soos, MD, FAAP, at Dr. Soos Pediatrics. Dr. Soos and his team can help your family find a path forward that helps your child thrive. Call or schedule an appointment online today to get started.
ADHD stands for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. It’s a common medical condition caused by differences in brain activity and development. Kids with ADHD often have trouble in school, at home, and in social settings because they struggle to adhere to societal norms or rules for behavior.
The classification of ADHD symptoms often occurs in three categories: Inattentive, hyperactive-impulsive, an combined.These symptoms result in impaired functioning in academic, social or other activities. Your child may exhibit many signs from one category and a few from the others, or their behavior can include multiple categories.
Knowing what to look for can help parents decide when to seek a professional ADHD evaluation for their child.
Inattentive kids have trouble concentrating and focusing their attention. They might struggle to stay on task, often miss important details, and won’t always finish activities they start. They can seem forgetful or absent-minded, and often lose track of their belongings.
Hyperactive kids have a hard time sitting still. They might make noise, climb, or roughhouse when those behaviors are not appropriate, like during class. Their behavior is often disruptive to others.
Impulsive kids tend to act quickly before they have thought actions through. They can react to situations in an abnormally emotional way, and often interrupt or take toys or belongings from other kids without asking. They often struggle to wait their turn and choose risky behaviors.
It’s important to note that all kids do some of these things some of the time. The difference in kids with ADHD is that these behaviors define and shape their days, and create disruption at school or in the home.
Parents of ADHD children are often exhausted, worried, and frustrated by the time they seek professional help. But there are therapies and techniques that can help your child live a rich and full life, even with ADHD.
The Dr. Soos Pediatrics team offers specialized care for ADHD. They work with parents, children, teachers, and others to reach an accurate diagnosis. A wide range of treatments is available to strengthen decision-making, improve behavior, and find ways to live in a world where the rules are hard for these kids to understand or adapt to.
Treatments range from medications to behavioral training, psychotherapy, parent education, and more. Team members serve as a resource and a source of support for both you and your child and adapt treatment methods as your child grows.
Schedule an appointment today at Dr. Soos Pediatrics to learn more about ADHD diagnostic and treatment services. The necessary paperwork is available online, so begin the process by completing the forms to speed your appointment upon arrival.