ADHD: Latest Treatments

From the Show: Wellness for Life
Summary: Discover the factors that contribute to ADHD, as well as the latest treatments.
Air Date: 9/23/16
Duration: 26:55
Host: Susanne Bennett, DC
Guest Bio: Michael Feld, MD
Dr. Michael FeldMichael Feld, MD is a practicing Psychiatrist (Therapist) in Northbrook, IL. Dr. Feld graduated from Northwestern University the Feinberg School of Medicine in 1986 and has been in practice for 29 years.

He completed a residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Feld also specializes in Neurology. Dr. Feld is board certified in Psychiatry.
    ADHD: Latest Treatments
    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.