Pediatric ADHD Treatment & Medication in NYC
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 by filling out the form on this page. Our expert pediatric neurologist at Complete Neurological Care can diagnose and treat your child. Our goal is to be your number one choice for comprehensive neurological care in New York.
What are the different types of ADHD?
This is the most common type and, as the name suggests, patients will exhibit symptoms from both hyperactive ADHD and inattentive ADHD.
Children with this type of ADHD can be hyperactive but can still effectively pay attention.
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?
- Self-focused behavior
- Trouble controlling emotions
- Trouble following instructions
- Daydreaming (quiet and uninvolved)
- Trouble staying organized
- Tendency to lose things
- 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 symptoms to those above. They include:
- Sudden life changes
- Undetected seizures
- Medical conditions affecting the brain
- Bipolar Disorder
Diagnosis and Treatment
ADHD is a clinical diagnosis, based on the set of guidelines by American Academy of Neurology.
There is a range of treatment options for ADHD, the choice of which will be determined by the individual child’s condition. Treatments often include a combination of behavioral and dietary modification, biofeedback, and medication. This may include social skills training, support groups combined with stimulants. In order to determine the best course of treatment for your child, speak to a doctor.
Where can I find treatment?
Complete Neurological Care has a dedicated pediatric neurologist and offers treatment for a wide variety if conditions, including ADHD. If you believe your child has ADHD, call us today to schedule an appointment.