what is ADHD/ADD?
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and attention deficit disorder (ADD) are common behavior conditions that typically begin in childhood and continue into adulthood. Patients who suffer from these disorders often have trouble concentrating, organizing, sitting still, and struggle with impulsive behavior. These mannerisms can affect a patient's ability to perform well in school and in the workplace. If you suspect you or your child have ADHD or ADD, contact Nest Family Medicine in Plano, TX to set up an appointment with family practitioner Dr. Priti Ranjan.
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causes and symptoms of adhd/add
ADHD and ADD are believed to be caused by inherited characteristics and genetics. Depending on the specific disorder, symptoms will vary. The most common signs of having one of these behavioral disorders include:
- Having a short attention span and being easily distracted
- Excessive activity, restlessness, or constant fidgeting
- Problems following through and completing tasks
- Difficulty focusing on a single task or juggling multiple projects
- Disorganization and problems prioritizing
- Impulsiveness or being unable to wait their turn
- Short temper or frequent mood swings
- Excessive talking or constant interruption of conversations
- Trouble planning
Treatment for ADHD/Add
The first step in managing ADHD or ADD is to get tested. From there, Dr. Ranjan can discuss different treatment options. On average, these behavior disorders are treated with prescription medication. There is a wide variety of drugs that can help, and Dr. Ranjan can adjust the dosage to see what works best for you or your child. Other recommendations may include cognitive behavioral therapy, psychological counseling, and anger management.
get the help you need
Our goal at Nest Family Medicine is to help you discover the best solution for you or your child. Whether that's through prescription medication or behavioral support, we are here to guide you through all of your options. We care about our patients and want to see them succeed socially, academically, and corporately. Reach out to our office in Plano, TX today to schedule a behavioral assessment. Our clinic accepts a wide variety of healthcare plans.