Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurological disorder that impacts attention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity in individuals. ADHD is primarily diagnosed during childhood; however, some cases may go undiagnosed until adulthood.
Did You Know?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that boys are twice as likely to be diagnosed with ADHD as girls.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Does my child need to be evaluated for ADHD?
Your child may benefit from an ADHD psychological evaluation if they are currently displaying signs and symptoms of the disorder. These can include some or all of the following:
- excessive daydreaming
- talking too much
- taking unnecessary risks and/or making careless mistakes
- constantly squirming or fidget when asked to sit still
- having difficulty taking turns and/or getting along with others
- frequently forgetting and/or losing things
If your child is displaying any of the aforementioned symptoms, then it is recommended to schedule an ADHD Psychological Evaluation with a psychologist at CPST Texas today.
What can I or my child expect when being evaluated for ADHD?
ADHD evaluations are completed using a comprehensive process which includes clinical interviews, standardized testing, and other assessment measures. Since certain medical conditions can cause similar symptoms to ADHD, a medical exam is generally recommended beforehand, to rule out these conditions.
What happens if I or a family member is diagnosed with ADHD?
Treatment options for ADHD include behavior management, medication management, or a combination of these approaches. Treatment options and recommendations will be discussed with you based upon your individual needs.