Pediatric ADHD Treatment & Medication in NYC

Young boy with ADHD in New York

What is ADHD?

ADHD, or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, is a common behavioral disorder associated with hyperactivity, trouble focusing and occasionally impulsivity. It is most often diagnosed in children before they are in their teens, with the average age of diagnosis being around 7 years old.

If you believe that your child may have ADHD, schedule an appointment today. Our expert pediatric neurologists and ADHD doctors at Complete Neurological Care can provide ADHD testing and effective treatment. Our goal is to be your number one choice for comprehensive neurological care in NYC.

What are the different types of ADHD?

Combined ADHD

This is the most common type and, as the name suggests, patients will exhibit symptoms from both hyperactive ADHD and inattentive ADHD.

Hyperactive/Impulsive ADHD

Children with this type of ADHD can be hyperactive but can still effectively pay attention.

Inattentive ADHD

This type was formerly known as attention deficit disorder (ADD). Children with this type do not have disruptive behavior and thus can be difficult to identify.

What are the Symptoms of ADHD?

  • Self-focused behavior
  • Trouble controlling emotions
  • Trouble following instructions
  • Daydreaming (quiet and uninvolved)
  • Trouble staying organized
  • Tendency to lose things
  • Squirming
  • Fidgeting
  • Unfinished tasks
  • Excessive running or climbing
  • Difficulty playing quietly
  • Excessive talking
  • Blurting out answers
  • Problems intruding & interrupting
  • Difficulty waiting in line

There are other conditions/reasons that can cause similar ADHD symptoms to those above. They include:

  • Sudden life changes
  • Undetected seizures
  • Medical conditions affecting the brain
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Bipolar Disorder

ADHD Diagnosis and Treatment

ADHD is a clinical diagnosis, based on the set of guidelines by American Academy of Neurology. After your child completes the ADHD evaluation, our pediatric neurologist will determine the best treatment for your child.

There is a range of treatment options for ADHD, the choice of which will be determined by the individual child’s condition. Pediatric ADHD treatments often include a combination of behavioral and dietary modification, biofeedback, and medication. This may include social skills training and support groups combined with stimulants. In order to determine the best course of treatment for your child, speak to one of our ADHD doctors and neurologists.

Where can I find ADHD treatment?

Complete Neurological Care has a dedicated pediatric neurologist and offers treatment for a wide variety of conditions, including ADHD. If you believe your child has ADHD, schedule an appointment today. Our expert neurologists are located in Queens, Downtown Manhattan, Midtown Manhattan, Long Island, Upper West Side, the Bronx, and New Jersey.

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