What are Attention Deficit Disorders
Attention Deficit Disorders is the broader categorization that include Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) Hyperactive-Impulsive Type, Inattentive Type, and Combined Hyperactive-Impulsive and Inattentive Type. Attention Deficit disorders can develop or worsen for individuals of all ages.
Potential Signs of Attention-Deficit Disorders
- Distracted easily, inability to focus on one particular task through completion
- Constant subject changing in conversations
- Frequent task switching
- Difficulty learning new tasks or processes
- Challenges with listening, following directions, keeping still, or keeping quiet
- Excessive nonstop talking
- Frequent forgetfulness
- Emotion regulation difficulties and low frustration tolerance
- Challenges with sustaining attention
- Difficulty with executive functions such as planning, organizing, inhibiting, monitoring, working memory, initiating tasks
Causes of ADHD
Current research shows that attention deficit disorders are linked to a combination of genetic predisposition, environment.
There is currently no evidence that shows what specifically causes ADHD.
How prevalent is ADHD
- According to the American Psychiatric Association's DSM-5, approximately 5% of children have ADHD.
- According to the CDC, less than 40% of children ages 4-17 with ADHD received behavioral therapy.
Please see the treatment page for details on how we work with Attention Deficit Disorders, and schedule your appointment today for an assessment to assess for a diagnosis of ADHD or to begin treatment.