Children who are constantly disruptive, noisy, or in a world of their own could have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner and Doctor of Nursing Practice Lucas Egebe, PMHNP-BC, DNP, offers expert help to children and adults with ADHD at Houston Medical-Mental Health Clinic in Houston, Texas. Dr. Egebe has considerable experience in helping patients manage their ADHD to minimize its effects. To benefit from his expertise in treating ADHD, call the office today or book an in-person or telehealth appointment online.
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a childhood behavioral condition.
With ADHD, some children are disruptive, noisy, and unwilling to follow rules. Others spend most of their time in a dream world, paying little attention to what’s going on around them. Most children have a mixture of these behaviors.
Children with ADHD often have a difficult time at school and may get into trouble with their teachers. They also face problems at home because their behavior can be challenging for parents. Without a diagnosis and effective treatment, ADHD can cause problems into adulthood.
Houston Medical-Mental Health Clinic offers treatment and support for people at any age who are struggling with ADHD.What symptoms does ADHD cause?
ADHD causes a variety of symptoms, many of which are the typical behaviors most children display at times. However, with ADHD, these symptoms are constant and persist for years. They also begin at an early age — usually between 3 and 6.
Symptoms take two forms; primarily inattentive and primarily hyperactive/impulsive.
Primarily inattentive ADHD causes symptoms like:
Children with primarily inattentive ADHD are the ones who get into trouble for dreaming.
Primarily hyperactive/impulsive ADHD causes fidgeting and the need for constant movement. Children are noisy, can’t wait their turn, and have little patience. Adults often see them as naughty or difficult.
Most children have combined ADHD with features of both inattentive and hyperactive/impulsive types.What therapies can help with ADHD?
Houston Medical-Mental Health Clinic offers expert therapies for children and adults with ADHD. The skilled providers tailor each person’s treatment plan to match the issues that cause the most difficulty, but typical treatments include:
Stimulant drugs can make a significant difference to people with ADHD. These medications stimulate the brain so it produces more of the chemicals (neurotransmitters) that help you manage your behavior.
Medications can also help with problems like depression and anxiety, which affect some people with ADHD.
Behavioral therapy is the other primary approach Houston Medical-Mental Health Clinic uses. Your skilled therapist shows you how to reduce the impact of ADHD on your life and deal with the stress it can cause.
Some people also benefit from other forms of talk therapy, such as group or interpersonal therapy.
To benefit from expert help with ADHD for you or your child, call Houston Medical-Mental Health Clinic today or book an appointment online.