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ADHD

ADHD services offered in Fremont, CA

Children with ADHD tend to be disruptive at home and school. Some are hyperactive, continually on the go, and find it difficult to sit still. Others are more likely to get lost in their own thoughts, not realizing when people are talking to them. Ocean Psychiatry in Fremont, California, has a team of experienced mental health professionals who help children and adults with expert ADHD diagnosis and effective treatment. To get the help you or your child needs, call Ocean Psychiatry today or book an appointment online.

ADHD Q & A

What is ADHD? 

ADHD (attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder) is a condition that begins in childhood but often continues to cause problems in adulthood. Unfortunately, many children don’t receive a diagnosis, despite ADHD being better recognized in recent years.

ADHD typically develops early, often before or soon after starting school. The problems ADHD causes happen regularly, so if your child’s behavioral issues only occur now and then, they’re unlikely to have ADHD.

There are several kinds of ADHD, including ADHD with inattentive symptoms and ADHD with hyperactive and impulsive symptoms.

What are the symptoms of inattentive ADHD?

Children and adults with inattentive ADHD might have symptoms such as:

  • Not paying attention to details
  • Making careless mistakes
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Not listening when spoken to
  • Not following instructions
  • Frequently losing things
  • Trouble staying organized
  • Avoiding tasks requiring focus, like reading or homework
  • Being easily distracted
  • Forgetfulness

ADHD symptoms affect all aspects of life, at school, college, work, home, when you’re with friends, and when you’re engaged in leisure activities like playing sports.

What symptoms do hyperactive and impulsive ADHD cause?

Children with hyperactive and impulsive ADHD exhibit behaviors such as:

  • Squirming and fidgeting in their seat
  • Tapping their feet or drumming their fingers
  • Leaving their chair or the room when they shouldn’t
  • Over activeness — running and jumping when it’s inappropriate
  • Trouble staying quiet and talking excessively
  • Being continually on the go
  • Not waiting their turn to speak or act
  • Interrupting or intruding on other people

Children and adults with ADHD have difficulties regulating their emotions and often feel angry or irritable.

How is ADHD diagnosed and treated?

Diagnosing ADHD requires professional expertise, as there are no physical tests that can confirm someone has the condition. Your Ocean Psychiatry provider performs a thorough evaluation with you or your child to rule out other disorders and assess how ADHD affects you or your child. Then they prepare a suitable treatment plan that addresses the specific needs.

Ocean Psychiatry combines talk therapies with medications to help you or your child manage ADHD. Medications like stimulants reduce the symptoms of ADHD, regulating emotions and calming thoughts. Behavior therapy helps the patient recognize unwanted responses and deal with them, so they can cope better with everyday life.

To find out how you or your child can enjoy a better quality of life with expert ADHD diagnosis and treatment, call Ocean Psychiatry today or book an appointment online.

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