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Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Treatment

What is ADHD?

ADHD stands for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, which is a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects both children and adults. ADHD is characterized by a persistent pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity that interferes with daily functioning.

Symptoms of inattention include difficulty sustaining attention or completing tasks, forgetfulness, poor organization skills, and distractibility. Symptoms of hyperactivity-impulsivity include excessive fidgeting or restlessness, talking excessively, interrupting others, and difficulty waiting for one’s turn.

The exact cause of ADHD is not known, but research suggests that genetics, brain structure, and chemical imbalances may play a role. ADHD can have a significant impact on a person’s academic, social, and occupational functioning.

ADHD is typically diagnosed by a clinical psychologist based on a comprehensive evaluation, including a review of the individual’s medical and developmental history, symptoms, and behavior. Treatment for ADHD may include medication, behavioral therapy, parent training, and educational accommodations.

How does Elevate Psychologists in Sydney Treat ADHD?

Elevate Psychologists Sydney can play a significant role in the treatment of ADHD. Here are some common approaches that psychologists use to treat ADHD:

The specific treatment approach used by Elevate Psychologists Sydney will depend on the individual’s needs, preferences, and the nature and severity of their ADHD symptoms. It is important to seek help from a mental health professional if ADHD symptoms are causing distress or impairment.