What is ADHD?
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a prevalent mental health condition that often emerges in childhood and may persist into adulthood. If you have ADHD, you may find it challenging to concentrate or stay focused on tasks. The hyperactivity aspect of the condition can lead to impulsive behaviors, restlessness, and an inability to remain still. While the exact cause of ADHD is not fully understood, factors like genetics, low birth weight, and exposure to environmental toxins are believed to contribute to its development.
When should I seek treatment for ADHD?
If you experience symptoms of ADHD that significantly impact your job, career, or other responsibilities, it’s essential to schedule a diagnostic evaluation at Breakthrough HQ. Parents of children aged six or older who struggle with ADHD symptoms at school or home should also book a consultation. Common symptoms of ADHD in both children and adults include being easily distracted, difficulty following directions, trouble getting organized, persistent fidgeting, excessive talking, and interrupting conversations.
How does Breakthrough HQ assess and treat ADHD?
At Breakthrough HQ, we offer diagnostic evaluations both on-site and through our remote telehealth platform to confirm ADHD and assess the severity of symptoms for you or your child. Based on the evaluation results, we create a personalized treatment plan to reduce symptom severity and enhance your or your child’s quality of life.
How is ADHD treated?
ADHD is a lifelong condition, and our focus is on helping you or your child effectively manage symptoms throughout life to thrive. The typical treatment plan for ADHD involves a combination of psychotherapy (talk therapy), cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), and medications for both adults and children. Therapy sessions assist you or your child in recognizing negative behavior patterns associated with ADHD and provide valuable tools to manage these patterns. Additionally, you can learn essential skills to succeed at work, school, and in social situations. We offer additional supportive resources for your child’s teachers and caregivers to ensure a comprehensive approach.