Castle Hills Family Practice
Family Medicine located in San Antonio, TX
More than 6 million American children have attention deficit disorder (ADD), now called attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Furthermore, ADHD in adults is on the rise. When you need ADD/ADHD treatment, whether for you or your child, you can trust Castle Hills Family Practice and the dedicated group of medical care providers for compassionate care at the four offices in the San Antonio, Texas, area. Call the office nearest you or book your appointment through the online scheduling link now.
ADD/ADHD Treatment Q&A
What is ADD/ADHD?
ADHD is a mental health disorder that causes difficulties with focus, excessive movement, and impulse control. According to The American Psychiatric Association, around 8% of all children and 2% of all adults in America have ADHD today.
Whether you’re a child or an adult, ADHD can cause several symptoms that make daily life difficult. It’s important to know the symptoms of ADHD so you can identify them and seek help when they occur.
What symptoms might warrant ADD/ADHD treatment?
There are three types of ADHD, and each can cause its own specific symptoms.
ADHD - inattentive type
Inattentive type causes symptoms such as difficulty paying attention, making careless mistakes, losing focus frequently, not completing projects or chores, disorganization, and frequently being distracted.
ADHD - hyperactive/impulsive type
ADHD - hyperactive/impulsive type causes symptoms like frequent fidgeting, inability to stay seated, constant talking, interrupting others when they’re speaking, and difficulty waiting in lines. In adults, this type of ADHD-hyperactive/impulsive type may cause damaging impulsive behaviors like excessive spending and sexual promiscuity.
ADHD - combined type
ADHD - combined type causes symptoms from both the inattentive and hyperactive/impulsive categories.
If ADHD symptoms intrude in your daily life, causing problems at school, work, or other aspects of your life, it’s time to come to Castle Hills Family Practice for an evaluation and treatment.
How does ADD/ADHD treatment work?
Treatment of ADHD is highly individualized, and it may look different for children and adults. Castle Hills Family Practice takes the time to understand your unique needs so the team can recommend a customized ADHD treatment plan.
Treatment in children under six generally starts with behavior management, which includes education for parents as well. Children in this age group don’t normally take medication unless behavior management proves ineffective or inadequate on its own.
At age six and older, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends a combination approach including medication, behavior management at home, and school management, such as special education or learning accommodations.
Adults typically take a combination approach to ADHD treatment. That typically includes medication, psychological counseling, and special skill training to manage your condition.
Castle Hills Family Practice offers a compassionate approach to ADHD treatment because the dedicated providers understand how disruptive and frustrating the condition can be. The right treatment approach can help you take control of your symptoms, so they don’t control you.
Book your appointment online or call Castle Hills Family Practice for ADHD help today.