Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can cause symptoms that may affect you at school, work, or in your relationships. Inattention, hyperactivity, or impulsivity can negatively impact your daily life. At Magnolia Counseling Clinic in Batesville, Mississippi, the highly trained mental health experts offer individualized treatment plans to meet your specific needs and goals. Call or book an appointment online today.
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a disorder that affects your brain development and function during early childhood. ADHD can cause your child to have ongoing issues with attention and behavior.
Symptoms of ADHD usually occur by age 7. Though your symptoms can change as you get older, ADHD is considered a chronic health condition. If left undiagnosed and untreated, you can suffer from problems at school, at work, or home.
The Magnolia Counseling Clinic team has the expertise to develop a customized treatment plan that fits your needs and helps you sustain a high quality of life.
ADHD has three categories that have different sets of symptoms, including:
Inattention is when you can’t focus or pay attention, making it difficult to follow instructions, finish tasks, or stay organized.
Hyperactivity happens when you can’t sit still. You may feel the constant urge to fidget or the need to stand up when you should be sitting down. It can also cause you to talk a lot.
Impulsivity causes you to act out without thinking first. Your lack of self-control can cause you to interrupt others or struggle to wait your turn.
Though some of these behaviors can be normal in your everyday routine, the severity of the above symptoms can cause unpleasant consequences that affect your life.
The team at Magnolia Counseling Clinic treats ADHD with therapy, medication, or a combination of both.
This treatment mostly focuses on strategies that improve behavior, including helping you improve your organization skills and time management.
Your medical professionals have the expertise to give guidance on medications that include stimulants and non-stimulants.
Stimulant medications increase the chemicals in your brain to improve attention and thinking skills. Though these medications can work immediately, they can affect your appetite and cause difficulty with sleep.
Non-stimulant medications can also improve your focus and attention, but it can take longer to see results.
To learn more about ADHD or get help with an accurate diagnosis, call the friendly office staff for an evaluation or book an appointment online today.