Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
ADHD: Symptoms and Benefits of Treatment at Serin Center
Learn about ADHD symptoms and how Serin Center offers comprehensive and individualized treatment plans for individuals with ADHD.
What is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)?
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a chronic neurodevelopmental disorder that affects both children and adults. It is characterized by a persistent pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity that interferes with a person’s day-to-day function.
In this article, we define what ADHD is and cover the symptoms of this condition. We will also discuss the available attention deficit hyperactivity disorder treatment programs we offer here at Serin Center.
What is ADHD?
Approximately 5-10% of children and 2-5% of adults worldwide are diagnosed with this neurodevelopmental disorder. This condition is often characterized by unusual levels of hyperactivity and impulsiveness which can impact on many aspects of a person's daily life and function. When not diagnosed or treated properly, ADHD can be debilitating and may lead to serious consequences. This is why early identification is essential in treating this condition.
Having ADHD does not mean a person can not live normally. There are in fact individuals with this disorder who have become very successful in life. It is just a matter of receiving proper treatment and diagnosis.
What are signs and symptoms of ADHD?
The symptoms of ADHD can be divided into three categories: inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. It's important to note that everyone with ADHD experiences these symptoms differently, and not all individuals with ADHD exhibit all symptoms. Here are nine common symptoms of ADHD:
- Difficulty paying attention to details and easily distracted.
- Difficulty sustaining attention in tasks or play activities.
- Forgetfulness in daily activities, such as forgetting appointments or assignments.
- Difficulty following through on instructions or completing tasks.
- Fidgeting, restlessness, or hyperactivity.
- Difficulty engaging in quiet activities or tasks.
- Excessive talking or interrupting others.
- Difficulty waiting their turn.
- Impulsive behaviors, such as blurting out answers or interrupting conversations.
Why Choose Serin Center for ADHD Treatments
At Serin Center, we offer comprehensive and individualized treatment plans for individuals with ADHD. Our team of experienced professionals includes licensed psychologists, neuropsychologists, and therapists who specialize in ADHD diagnosis and treatment. Here are some of the benefits of seeking treatment at Serin Center:
Diagnostic Assessment: Our team conducts a comprehensive diagnostic assessment to accurately diagnose ADHD and rule out other conditions that may have similar symptoms.
Individualized Treatment Plan: We work with each individual to develop a personalized treatment plan that may include therapy, behavioral interventions, and lifestyle modifications.
ADHD Family Support : We understand the impact that ADHD can have on the entire family. We offer family therapy sessions to provide support and help families develop coping strategies.
School Support: We work closely with schools to help individuals with ADHD receive the accommodations they need to succeed academically.
Multidisciplinary Approach: Our team consists of professionals from various fields, allowing us to provide a comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach to ADHD treatment.
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Support Groups: We offer support groups for individuals with ADHD and their families to connect with others who are experiencing similar challenges.
Telehealth Services: We offer telehealth services for individuals who may not be able to attend in-person appointments, making treatment accessible and convenient.
ADHD is a common neurodevelopmental disorder that affects both children and adults. The symptoms of ADHD can be challenging and interfere with daily functioning. At Serin Center, we offer individualized and comprehensive treatment plans for individuals with ADHD that focus on improving functioning and enhancing quality of life.
Some children may have problems with attention but may lack the hyperactivity that signals the disorder and often these children are not properly identified and treated.
Adults with ADHD
Adults with ADHD may have problems keeping jobs or may struggle with addictions. People with ADHD often struggle with executive functions- the ability to plan and organize tasks, shift from one task to another, remember what they are doing while they are doing it, start tasks with ease, and maintain emotional control.
Often these untreated executive function problems persist even after treatment with medication and it is recommended they be addressed as part of treatment to ensure that the person with ADHD is able to function better within their environments and be successful.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends neurofeedback, medication, and certain types of therapy as the top treatments for ADHD. Because we all of these at Serin Center, there are a wide range of possibilities for the course of treatment so that adults or children with ADHD can choose the path that is best for them.
More on the Science of ADHD
ADHD has been associated with abnormalities in the salience network, responsible for integrating and organizing incoming stimuli and sensory information. Elton et al. (2014) assessed neural functional connectivity differences between 155 children diagnosed with ADHD and 145 typically developing children using fMRI data. They assessed the dorsal attention network (DA), default mode network (DM), salience processing network (SAL), and executive control network (CON).
Hyperactive/impulsive symptoms were associated with decreased DM, increased right-lateralized SAL in the fusiform/parahippocampal gyri, decreased DA in the medial prefrontal cortex and increased CON in the left inferior/middle temporal gyrus. Sensorimotor regions demonstrated hypo-connectivity with CON but hyper-connectivity with DM. CON plays a role in task initiation in controlling behavior by preparing sensory/motor responses. This disruption may lead to increased ADHD symptoms (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24615988).
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