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 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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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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