Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
Attention-Deficit Disorder (ADD) affects about 3-7% of youth today. Most people are diagnosed with ADD during their youth, but it is not uncommon for adults to experience the same symptoms and have treatment as well. Though the telltale signs of ADD are clear, the disorder may present itself very differently depending on the personality. Due to these vast differences, our treatments are tailored for each patient, individualized based on needs, desires, and capabilities.
Because most cases of ADD are found in youth, we work with parents and their children to work toward an improved quality of life and ease through school and eventually work. If your child is showing symptoms of ADD, please consider bringing them in for an appointment or calling us to discuss your concerns. We are willing to help as much as we can.
Common Symptoms of ADD Include:
- Trouble paying attention to details
- Extremely disorganized in personal and professional habits
- Failure to complete projects once started (find yourself starting projects, but never finishing – always having “out-standing” projects to complete)
- Easily distracted by irrelevant or off-topic stimuli
- Difficulty focusing
- Difficulty maintaining conversations with others – topic jumping, appear to others as though you are not listening, forgetting things others shared with you in conversation
- Excessive talking
- Inability to “sit still” – appear as though you are constantly in motion (fidgeting, squirming, standing up and sitting down quickly, bouncing, tapping)
- Difficulty engaging in “quiet” activities
- Always “on the go”