We specialize in treatment for ADD/ADHD at our sister clinic, the Center for Attention Deficit and Learning Disorders.
Have you ever found it difficult to concentrate, or felt fidgety and anxious? For most of us, these are temporary feelings we occasionally experience, but for people with Attention Deficit Disorder these and other behaviors are chronic and pervasive – to the point of disrupting everyday life. This common disorder affects up to 9% of school age children and generally persists into adulthood.
Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) initially appears in childhood and is characterized by inattentive behavior and/or hyperactivity and impulsiveness. The symptoms associated with ADD affect an individual’s ability to perform well in school, manage emotions and function normally in social settings. Anxiety, listening/processing problems, obsessive/compulsive issues, behavioral problems and underachievement often accompany Attention Deficit Disorder.
The causes of Attention Deficit Disorder remain largely unknown, though many experts believe genetic or neurobiological factors influence development of the disorder. Untreated, ADD often continues into adulthood causing a lifetime of frustration and emotional distress.
Fortunately, individuals are normally able to overcome the symptoms of Attention Deficit Disorder through treatment and live normal, productive lives.