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ADHD Diagnosis and Treatment

ADHD Diagnosis and Treatment

ADHD refers to the acronym for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - a neurodevelopmental disorder that has the potential to impact children as well as adults. According to Dr. Aldo Bejarano of AFB Pediatrics in Pasadena, TX, ADHD, or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, is usually depicted by recurring patterns of hyperactivity and inattention that disrupt one’s daily development and daily routine.

Diagnosing Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

The diagnostic process is done by a qualified healthcare professional and usually includes a complete assessment of the individual’s symptoms and other valuable insights –

  • Observations of behaviors across various environments/settings (i.e., school, home, etc.)
  • Medical history and developmental milestones are recorded through an evaluation.
  • The evaluation of rating scales (that define how symptoms influence/disrupt daily routines) is completed by parents/teachers and often the person with ADHD.

In addition, like many other medical conditions, a healthcare professional, through a differential diagnosis process, will determine and rule out the existence of other conditions that may look like (or coexist with) ADHD.

Treating Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

The treatment of ADHD usually consists of combining various complementary healthcare strategies. A collaborative approach in support of the person with ADHD may include one or more of the following –

  • Behavioral Therapy/Counseling Interventions – a trained professional can offer positive encouragement/support through a reinforcement structure, including ways to cope better when facing feelings of inattention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity.
  • Educational Support – school districts, through state/federal funding initiatives, often have services designed to help students perform better in school settings.
  • Parental Support – parents are integral in the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD, so educating them about their role is essential to creating the supportive environment required.
  • Lifestyle Adjustments – helping someone with ADHD choose healthy lifestyle modifications, like eating a nutritious/balanced diet and getting enough sleep and exercise – is key to maintaining one’s overall well-being and managing ADHD and its symptoms.
  • Medication – various types of medication (stimulants and non-stimulant-based meds) may be prescribed to manage the symptoms of ADHD – depending on relevant factors that include age, manifested symptoms, and possible side effects of the medication being considered.

It is important that a healthcare professional has the opportunity to monitor the progress (or newly emerging symptoms) of the individual and adjust as necessary.

Contact a Leading Pasadena, TX, Pediatrician Near Your

Ultimately, ADHD diagnosis and treatment are designed to identify underlying causes, address the primary symptoms, and improve one’s overall functioning in life.  For more information about the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), contact Dr. Bejarano or a staff member of AFB Pediatrics at (832) 386-9200 or online.

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