Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in Richardson, TX
Although Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is generally spoken of as one disorder, it can be broken into three types of symptoms requiring separate treatment protocol.
For that reason, it’s always beneficial for a parent to seek treatment for their child or teenager from a psychiatrist who is board certified in both General Psychiatry and Child/Adolescent Psychiatry, as well as being a member of American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP), such as our doctor at Texas Psychiatry Associates.
Types of ADHD in Children
The three classifications of ADHD include a child who is substantially inattentive and has difficulty paying attention to instruction, a child who is principally impulsive or hyperactive and cannot sit still in a classroom or other settings, and a combination of the two behaviors of inattentiveness and hyperactivity.
Although the exact cause of ADHD remains unknown, it can be linked to a combination of factors such as a chemical imbalance, a genetic disposition, a developmental disorder, and environmental factors, to name a few.
Treatment for ADHD Near You
Our doctor specializes in treating children from ages five years and above with ADHD and disruptive behaviors to correct behaviors and find solutions for successful future behavior. This success can be achieved through a combination of medication and behavioral therapy that is specifically tailored to each child and family and their unique circumstances instead of lumping them into a group-type category.
Treatment for Adult ADHD and Families with ADHD in Richardson
As a multi-disciplinary psychiatry practice, our doctor is also licensed and experienced in treating adults with ADHD. And since the condition can be linked to genetics, it’s often beneficial for families to utilize the same doctor to help them build a unified and fulfilling life with the help of one professional who is specialized in the assessment and treatment of the disorder for individuals of all ages.
Our mission at Texas Psychiatry Associates is to provide individualized, comprehensive psychiatric services to children, adolescents, and adults – on both an individualized basis and a familial basis when needed. Please call our office now to learn more.