SO YOU’RE LOOKING FOR ADHD TREATMENT IN CLARKSTON…
You’re not alone. Many children and teens suffer from ADHD, and research shows that a growing number of adults are also diagnosed with ADHD. The definition of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has been updated in the DSM-5 (diagnostic manual) to include symptoms of the disorder for both children and adults. Research shows that ADHD is often a lifelong issue.
People with ADHD can have attention problems, hyperactivity/impulsivity problems, or a combination of both types of problems. ADHD symptoms interfere with performance in multiple settings, such as home, work, or school.
WHAT ARE THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF ADHD?
- Failure to pay close attention to details or frequent careless errors
- Difficulty paying attention or listening attentively
- Difficulty with follow through or completion of tasks
- Dislike of, or avoidance of, tasks that involve sustained mental effort
- Losing needed materials
- Difficulty sitting still
- Inappropriately leaving seat
- Inappropriately running/climbing or just feeling internally restless
- Difficulty playing quietly or engaging in leisure activity
- Appears driven or “on the go”
- Talks excessively or interrupts others
- Answers questions before they have been completely asked
- Has trouble waiting
AT LAKE ORION COUNSELING CENTER WE PROVIDE ADHD DIAGNOSES
A lot of people have ADHD symptoms. It is a commonly diagnosed disorder. So how do you know if YOU actually have ADHD? There is no single definitive test for ADHD. You could take an on-line screening test, but what if the results you get miss something else that could be causing your symptoms? That is one reason why it is important that the diagnosis be made by a professional with experience in ADHD.
At our practice you benefit from our years of clinical experience seeing children and adults. We make the diagnosis based on clinical judgement. We talk with you about your symptoms, your family and health history, and your risk factors for ADHD and other disorders. We make our own observations and we can include the observations of teachers, doctors, and other family members. We can give you the peace of mind in knowing that your diagnosis is true, and then begin treatment planning.
ADHD TREATMENT IN CLARKSTON MI
Once you have a diagnosis, we design a research-based treatment plan to suit your needs and preferences. Your physician might request paperwork from us showing a diagnosis of ADHD to begin prescribing you medication (when recommended by your physician).
We use behavioral therapy to increase the frequency of desired behaviors and to decrease the frequency of undesired ADHD behaviors. We work with you to design new strategies for organization, focus, or other attention related skills. Counseling isn’t about laying on some sofa, talking about your past- it can be proactive and structured, and our ADHD counseling can do wonders for those suffering with ADHD.
Ready to get started on a life changing road to a better you? Contact us today!