Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, is one of the most frequently diagnosed childhood neurodevelopmental disorders. It is characterized by difficulty paying attention, distractibility, trouble sitting still and related symptoms that interfere with school and home life. Fortunately, the symptoms can be successfully managed with the proper ADHD treatment. If your child has been diagnosed with ADHD, understanding the treatment options is an important step to helping your child succeed.
The Quotient® Computerized Diagnostic System
This is a great tool that we have available at our office in Newburgh, IN that can measure the patient’s attention and movement based on age. The results of this system help us to determine if the inattentiveness is caused by ADHD, or if it is due to other factors. We use the Quotient® Computerized Diagnostic System in conjunction with other tests and exams. From there, we can come up with a customized ADHD treatment plan for the patient.
Several medications are approved by the Food and Drug Administration to manage the symptoms associated with ADHD. It is important for us to note that at Cady Wellness Institute, we prescribe the lowest possible dose as not to alter the child’s personality or cause any unnecessary side effects. Stimulant medications are the most widely used and are effective for up to 80 percent of children. Nonstimulant medications work more slowly, but can last up to 24 hours. The medications used during ADHD treatment depend on the unique situation.
Other Treatment Options
At Cady Wellness Institute, we believe it is crucial not to affect the child’s personality during ADHD treatment. We want to treat the child’s hyperactivity and inattentiveness, but we do not want to alter who they are as a person. Just like you, we still want their individuality to shine through.
Although medications are often used for ADHD treatment, there are also holistic options available. In addition, simple lifestyle changes can be made to improve the child’s state. These changes could be as simple as having your child sit close to the teacher and away from windows and doors that offer distraction.
With a combination of these and other interventions, the majority of our patients who have ADHD achieve success. If your child is displaying symptoms associated with ADHD, the first step is to discuss your concerns with an experienced team of professionals who understands the disorder inside and out. Located in Newburgh, Cady Wellness Institute wants to help. Contact us today to schedule a consultation for ADHD treatment.