Pediatrician located in Miami, FL
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, makes it difficult for children to sit still and focus on a single task. Dangond Pediatrics offers a variety of treatment options to patients with ADHD in Miami, Florida. Parents who suspect that their child may have ADHD should contact Dangond Pediatrics to make an appointment.
ADHD Q & A
What is ADHD?
ADHD is a common condition that affects a child’s ability to focus their attention and learn. This condition usually appears during early childhood and may continue throughout the child’s life.
What are the symptoms of ADHD?
Some children with ADHD experience only mild symptoms, while others have more significant problems because of the disorder. Some of the most common symptoms of this condition include:
- Avoidance of tasks that require concentration
- Losing important items
- Being forgetful
- Difficulty following instructions
- Inability to sit still
- Impulsive behavior
If children with ADHD don’t receive the treatment they need, they may develop other issues as well, including depression, low self-esteem, and trouble in school.
Why does ADHD develop?
Doctors don’t know why ADHD affects some children and not others. They believe that the disorder may develop because of a combination of factors, including exposure to certain environmental toxins, a genetic predisposition for the disorder, and problems during development.
How does Dangond Pediatrics approach the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD?
Our doctors diagnose ADHD primarily based on the patient’s symptoms. In most cases, he diagnoses ADHD if symptoms of the disorder continue for at least 6 months without improvement and can’t be attributed to any other condition. While attempting to confirm the diagnosis, Dr. Dangond may interview the child’s family members, ask the child to complete certain tasks, order neurological tests, and request a psychological examination.
After our doctors have confirmed the diagnosis of ADHD, we recommend various treatment options. Many children with this disorder benefit from psychological treatments, such as relaxation training and cognitive behavioral therapy. Children with ADHD may also need medication to help them concentrate and control impulsive behaviors.
Is ADHD medication safe?
The medication used to treat ADHD may cause side effects for children, such as sleepiness, headaches, and problems with appetite. Our doctors explain these risks in detail so that parents can make informed decisions for their children. In addition, different medications are available, so adjustments can often be made if a child experiences too many side effects from a particular medication.
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Words from our patients
"Dr. Alvaro Dangond is the best pediatrician. Very caring and always nice to my kids. His practice is very professional and always ready to help when needed."
"He has been my son's pediatrician since birth and is very thorough. He's very knowledgeable and caring."
"All of the doctors are amazing here and the staff! They are so thorough and responsive."
"Super sweet with the kids and he spends the right time to see them and answer all the question you would have. Available 24/7 if you need them."
"Dr Dangond makes sure you understand what he is explaining to you. More than anything he is an excellent human being."
"We have been going for 16 years! I trust no one else with my children!"