Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a condition that typically begins in childhood and may continue into adulthood.  ADHD was previously known to the medical community as Attention Deficit Disorder or "ADD" and is sometimes referred to by its former name.

If your child has ADHD, you might regularly notice some of these behaviors:

  • Has difficulty accomplishing tasks, such as homework
  • Is able to read, but has difficulty with comprehension
  • Is fidgety; has difficulty sitting still
  • Has lots of energy; hyper
  • Daydreams frequently, mind often wanders
  • Has a lack of focus, doesn't listen

If an adult has ADHD, you might regularly notice some of these behaviors:

  • Has ambition to start lots of tasks and projects, but rarely completes them
  • Has difficulty remembering content of books, movies, and TV shows
  • Constantly misplace or loses things (such as keys, wallet, cell phone)
  • Places frequent reminders for themselves, such as post-it notes
  • Procrastinates often
  • Has difficulty staying on top of everything in work or school environments

Even if a person has some of the above behaviors that does not necessarily mean that they have ADHD.  A diagnosis of ADHD is formed through an evaluation with a trained professional, and only a trained professional should attempt to diagnose ADHD.

If you suspect that you or a loved one have ADHD, and would like to inquire about making an appointment with our clinic, please call our office or go to our Appointments page.

There are many resources available to the public if you are at a stage where you want to learn more about ADHD.  It's always best to do your own research, but if you would like some ideas you can consider these Mental Health Links.