Does your child have a hard time paying attention in school? Are they easily distracted? Do they follow directions? Stay on task? Are you an adult that suffers from impulsiveness? Trouble controlling your anger? Are you often bored? You may be suffering from a common condition known as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. At Cana Psychiatric Health, we provide Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder treatment in Peoria, Arizona and would be happy to assist with any of your needs.
What Is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder?
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, more commonly known as ADHD is a brain disorder that affects how a patient pays attention, controls their behavior and even sits still. Commonly diagnosed in childhood, ADHD can happen in the teen years as well and continue into adulthood. ADHD is one of the most commonly diagnosed mental disorders in children, with boys more likely to receive the diagnosis in early school years. Typically it is noticed that the child has a hard time paying attention.
While ADHD cannot be cured or even prevented, having an early treatment plan, education plan and medication in some cases can help a patient manage their symptoms.
ADHD Therapy Peoria
When it comes to ADHD, psychotherapy can be an extremely helpful tool. Counseling can help children and adults with managing their emotions, frustrations and self-esteem. Family therapy can help family members to better understand the condition and patient with the disorder. Social skills training can help teach new behaviors, while special education can help children learn while at school. In some cases, patients may be referred to another mental health professional for more in-depth psychotherapy support.
ADHD Medication Management
Along with psychotherapy, medication management is another important part of ADHD treatment. ADHD medications typically include stimulants such as Amphetamine, Lisdexamfetamine and Methylphenidate. Along with stimulants, nonstimulant medications such as Atomoxetine, Clonidine and Guanfacine may also be used depending upon the patient and exact situation.
Start ADHD Treatment in Peoria, AZ Today
Do you think you or a loved one may suffer from ADHD? Interested in starting treatment for the condition? Contact Cana Psychiatric Health today, we would be happy to get you added to the schedule for an appointment.