Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

A chronic condition including attention difficulty, hyperactivity, and
impulsiveness

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (commonly known as ADHD) is a condition that makes people feel restless, impulsive, and hyperactive. With symptoms typically showing up in childhood, those with ADHD often struggle to concentrate for long periods.

ADHD is a neurological and behavioral disorder that affects not only the person with it but the entire family, including parents and the extended family of parental siblings and grandparents. It tests the limits of the family’s ability to be supportive, understanding, and loving.

Counselor: Behavior therapy is an effective treatment for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) that can improve a child’s behavior, self-control, and self-esteem. It is most effective in young children when it is delivered by parents.

Psychiatrist: A psychiatrist is a physician who specializes in psychiatry, the branch of medicine devoted to the diagnosis, prevention, study, and treatment of mental disorders. Psychiatrists are medical doctors and evaluate patients to determine whether their symptoms are the result of a physical illness, a combination of physical and mental ailments, or strictly psychiatric.

Arts-based therapy: “Art making and creativity in and of itself is therapeutic,” Art therapy is an alternative ADHD treatment that uses different creative media, such as pencils, paints, oil pastels, and clay to help people express themselves and learn life skills. Artwork, and the process of creating it, is evaluated by a trained art therapist and used to teach coping skills that kids or adults with ADHD can use outside of the therapy studio.

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