Phone 678-205-4322

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Atlanta Behavioral Medicine Inc.

1902 Macy Drive

 Roswell, GA 30076 

2150 Peachford Rd. Ste G

 Dunwoody, GA. 30338

                                                                                        info@atlantabehavioral.com


Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)


What is ADHD or ADD?

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common childhood disorders and can continue through adolescence and adulthood. Symptoms include difficulty staying focused and paying attention, difficulty controlling behavior, and hyperactivity (over-activity).

ADHD has three subtypes:

  • Predominantly hyperactive-impulsive
  • Predominantly inattentive
  • Combined hyperactive-impulsive and inattentive     


Treatments

Currently available treatments focus on reducing the symptoms of ADHD and improving functioning. Treatments include medication, various types of psychotherapy, education or training, or a combination of treatments.

Treatments can relieve many of the disorder's symptoms, but there is no cure. With treatment, most people with ADHD can be successful in school and lead productive lives. Researchers are developing more effective treatments and interventions, and using new tools such as brain imaging, to better understand ADHD and to find more effective ways to treat and prevent it.   


Source: National Institute of Mental Health