Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurobiologic disorder that most often occurs in children.
Symptoms include difficulty staying organized, trouble paying attention, concentration issues and a hard time remembering details.
Eleven percent of children ages 4-17 have this issue. Children have a 50 percent chance of ADHD diagnosis if a parent also has ADHD.
Looking at where these symptoms are potentially interfering can help with diagnosis. Academic performance, neuropsych testing, computer testing, radiologic studies, interviews with parents and children can all help inform the diagnosis. Reaching a diagnosis usually takes a few sessions and extensive research.
Keep track of how your child is doing in class and outside of school.
Kids with ADHD get a lot of negative reinforcement. Psychotherapy can help address these feelings so they feel more comfortable and confident.
Listen in as Dr. Michael Feld shares which treatments can help address ADHD.