Bryte Daniel Corbett
Attention - Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
ADHD often begins in childhood and can persist into adulthood. It may contribute to low self-esteem, troubled relationships, and difficulty at school or work.
Symptoms include limited attention and hyperactivity.
Treatments include medication and talk therapy.
Therapies: Support group, Cognitive behavioral therapy, Anger management, Counseling psychology, Family therapy, Applied behavior analysis
Primary care provider (PCP): Prevents, diagnoses, and treats diseases.
Clinical psychologist: Treats mental disorders primarily with talk therapy.
Psychiatrist: Treats mental disorders primarily with medications.
Do I have ADHD?
If you think your child might have ADHD, take the ADHD test for kids. Adults who think they may have ADD should consult with a physician or other licensed mental health practitioner, and ask about an ADHD test. Treatments are available that can help reduce these symptoms substantially. Symptoms include limited attention and hyperactivity.
People may experience:
Behavioral: aggression, excitability, fidgeting, hyperactivity, impulsivity, irritability, lack of restraint, or persistent repetition of words or actions
Cognitive: absent-mindedness, difficulty focusing, forgetfulness, problem paying attention, or short attention span
Mood: anger, anxiety, boredom, excitement, or mood swings
Also common: depression or learning disability