adhd children addATTENTION-DEFICIT/HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER (ADD/ADHD) is a neurological disorder characterized by difficulty sustaining attention, by lack of self-control, and by impaired working memory. ADHD impairs the brain’s prefrontal cortex — which deals with focusing, decision-making, and managing tasks. It is often classified as attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) as well as ADD.

ADHD isn’t an inability to concentrate — it’s an inability to control what to concentrate on. Sometimes the focus is literally on everything at once, and sometimes too much on one thing.

Both children and adults can have the disorder.

Symptoms of ADD / ADHD

  • Difficult to filter thoughts
  • Hard to control intense emotions
  • Hard to estimate time
  • Feeling of overwhelming tasks
  • Self-esteem issues
  • Difficult to engage in a simple conversation
  • Forgetfulness
  • Impulsive decisions
  • Reckless Driving and Traffic Accidents
  • Family problems
  • Hard to focus
  • Hyperfocus
  • Angry outbursts
  • Disorganization
  • Difficulty concentrating on what people say


Treatment for attention deficit disorder ADHD / ADD varies for each person. It helps gain control over impulsive behavior and lets our patients pay more attention during social interactions. Psychotherapy as well as lifestyle changes such as physical activities, high quality of sleep, and healthy diet will be discussed following thorough individual evaluation.


In addition to children and teenagers, we also work with adults with ADHD to find the best medication for them. Stimulant medications may be given in pill, capsule, or liquid form. Some people receive the medication through a skin patch that is placed on the body. Stimulant medications come in three varieties: extended-release, long-acting, or short-acting. The longer-acting medications are often a good choice for children who attend school. This eliminates the need for them to take a dose of the medication at school in the middle of the day. The long-release formulas keep a steady dose of medicine in their bodies during the school day. However, keep in mind that finding the right dose of the right drug or combination of drugs may take some. During this period our staff will carefully monitor your progress.

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CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder), is a national non-profit organization working to improve the lives of affected people through education, advocacy and support. From lobbying to local support groups, CHADD is a leader in the field of ADHD.

National Resource Center on AD/HD. The center is funded by the CDC and has tons of science-based information about attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.

ADD Resources is another non-profit serving the ADHD community. It has an extensive directory of workshops, conferences, publications, and articles for parents, teachers, adults, and medical professionals. The organization supports itself through memberships. And there is a fee to access some content.