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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a common brain disorder that begins in childhood and can continue throughout adolescences and into adulthood. For these individuals the behaviors of inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity can make it difficult to do well in school or work, get along with others, and/or meet age appropriate expectations.

Science is not sure what causes ADHD, however research suggests that genes play a large role as ADHD tends to run in families.  Most likely it is caused by a combination of genes and environmental factors (e.g. lead exposure, extreme neglect), and/or brain injuries (brain complications, smoking or drinking during pregnancy).

Common symptoms of ADHD include the following:

  • being easily distracted
  • difficulty focusing
  • being easily bored with tasks after only a few minutes
  • difficulty organizing and completing tasks
  • misplacing or losing things
  • daydreaming or seemingly not listening when spoken to
  • fidgets or difficulty sitting still
  • talks nonstop and interrupts others
  • impatient and/or blurt out comments
  • difficulty waiting for things
  • difficulty processing information or learning something new

ADHD can be missed in many individuals. Individuals with the inattentive type of ADHD are usually quiet, get along with others, and do not disrupt others. However, they are usually not paying attention, and frequently are daydreaming.  If anything is noticed, they may be viewed as depressed. While individuals with the hyperactive and/or impulsive component of ADHD may be viewed as disciplinary problems.

ADHD is diagnosed through a comprehensive evaluation that includes observations, the administration of various tests, and information collection from the individual, family, teachers or others familiar with the individuals work.  There is no cure for ADHD, but treatment does provide help with symptom management.

At SBS Psychological Associates we provide comprehensive evaluations to diagnose ADHD, and various therapeutic treatment programs for adolescents and adults to help them manage the symptoms and organize their lives.

Call 678-205-0838 to learn more about our programs or to schedule an initial appointment to determine if an evaluation is needed to diagnose ADHD.

2078 Teron Trace #326 | Phone: 678-205-0838
Dacula, GA 30019 | Fax: 678-318-3405
Contact us at: info@psychologygwinnett.com