Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) was once known as, and is still commonly referred to as ADD (Attention-Deficit Disorder).
ADHD/ADD is a disorder that impacts focus (attention), self-control/impulse control, and other executive functions that are important in every day life. It can affect both children and adults.
ADHD symptoms include:
- Poor attention to detail/making careless mistakes in schoolwork, at work, or other activities
- Trouble paying attention to tasks or play activities
- Difficulty following through on instructions and completing tasks
- Becoming easily side-tracked
- Becoming bored easily, unless doing something enjoyable
- Difficulty in keeping deadlines
- Trouble organizing
- Difficulty in keeping track of items such as pens, keys, wallets, paperwork, etc.
- Restlessness and fidgeting
- Excessive talking
- Interrupting others
While many people experience some of these symptoms to a degree throughout their life, that does not mean everyone has ADHD.
Only a qualified mental health professional can make the determination of whether you have a diagnosis of ADHD, based on a thorough analysis of your symptoms and how they impact your life. If you feel like you or your child may have ADHD, please call one of our locations below to schedule an evaluation.