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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Treatment at Renaissance Behavioral Medicine

At Renaissance Behavioral Medicine, we specialize in providing comprehensive care for individuals with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Led by Dr. Etefia, our team is committed to offering evidence-based therapies to help patients manage their symptoms and thrive.

What is ADHD?

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by difficulty paying attention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity. These symptoms can significantly impact daily functioning, academic performance, and relationships.

Is ADHD a Disability?

While ADHD can present significant challenges, it is not considered a disability in the traditional sense. However, individuals with ADHD may be eligible for accommodations in educational or workplace settings to help them manage their symptoms and succeed.

ADHD Symptoms in Children

Common symptoms of ADHD in children may include:

  • Inattention: Difficulty staying focused on tasks, making careless mistakes, and being easily distracted.

  • Hyperactivity: Restlessness, fidgeting, excessive talking, and difficulty staying seated.

  • Impulsivity: Acting without thinking, interrupting others, and difficulty waiting their turn.

ADHD Symptoms in Adults

Adults with ADHD may experience similar symptoms, which can manifest differently in different life stages. Common symptoms include:

  • Inattention: Forgetfulness, disorganization, difficulty completing tasks, and trouble with time management.

  • Impulsivity: Impulsive decision-making, difficulty controlling emotions, and speaking without considering consequences.

  • Hyperactivity: Inner restlessness, difficulty relaxing, and a constant need for stimulation.

Types of ADHD

ADHD is typically categorized into three subtypes based on the predominant symptoms:

  • Predominantly Inattentive Presentation: Difficulty paying attention and staying focused without significant hyperactivity or impulsivity.

  • Predominantly Hyperactive-Impulsive Presentation: Hyperactivity and impulsivity without significant inattention.

  • Combined Presentation: Symptoms of both inattention and hyperactivity-impulsivity are present.

Diagnosis and Tests

Diagnosing ADHD involves a comprehensive evaluation, including:

  • Clinical Assessment: A thorough review of symptoms, medical history, and developmental milestones.

  • Behavioral Observations: Assessing behavior in different settings, such as home, school, and social situations.

  • Psychological Testing: Standardized tests may be used to assess cognitive functioning, attention, and behavior.

  • Collateral Information: Input from parents, teachers, and other caregivers is essential for understanding the full scope of symptoms.

Expert Care in Beverly Hills & San Mateo, CA

If you or a loved one is struggling with ADHD, Renaissance Behavioral Medicine is here to help. Our dedicated team in Beverly Hills and San Mateo, CA, offers personalized treatment plans to address your unique needs and support your journey towards improved focus and well-being.

For more information or to schedule a consultation, please call our offices.

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