One thing holds true the world over: kids will be kids. They’re full of energy and often bounce from one activity to the other. But how much is too much? At what point does a child cross the threshold between being active to being hyperactive — signaling a condition known as Attention Deficient Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
At the office of Christopher Viagrande NP Psychiatry, PLLC, we understand the many facets of ADHD and, after a thorough evaluation, we will work with your child using effective therapies designed to calm, focus and foster a greater sense of well-being.
ADHD is a complicated mental health disorder characterized by three main symptoms: inattention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity — all of which can affect a child's success in school and with interpersonal relationships.
The symptoms of ADHD vary and can sometimes be difficult to recognize. The challenge for parents is to distinguish which behaviors fall within the normal range of childhood experiences and which don’t.
What to watch for:
The good news is that ADHD is generally very treatable with therapy and/or medication. The goal is for the child to show marked improvement in class work, activity levels, disruptive behavior, and peer and family relationships — all of which will make for a happier child.
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At the office of Christopher Viagrande NP Psychiatry, PLLC, your child’s well-being is our top priority. We have a proven track record of administering effective therapies to treat a wide spectrum of psychiatric disorders in children. For more information on the many services that we provide, give us a call today.
By Christopher Viagrande NP Psychiatry, PLLC
August 25, 2020