If your child struggles with their homework and interacting with their peers because of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), simple solutions are within reach. At Sugar Land Pediatrics in Missouri City, Texas, board-certified pediatrician Senait Adebo MD, FAAP, provides comprehensive ADHD treatments for children of all ages. Call the office or schedule an appointment online today to learn more about ADHD care.
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, also called ADHD, is a common mental health challenge that can affect young children and teenagers. The condition is characterized by two key traits: inattention and hyperactivity.
ADHD symptoms often develop in early childhood. While common, ADHD can reduce your child’s ability to focus and stay on task with their homework and job. When left untreated, it can start to manifest in their grades at school and interpersonal relationships.
The symptoms of ADHD in children and teenagers include:
You might notice your child has a hard time paying attention, gets distracted easily, or makes careless mistakes at school because of ADHD.
If your child experiences any challenges in work or school, they may benefit from a mental health assessment at Sugar Land Pediatrics. Dr. Adebo can help guide your child on the right path to navigating different aspects of their life.
The cause of ADHD isn’t known, but possible risk factors include:
Sometimes ADHD symptoms may diminish as your child gets older, while other times they persist without treatment.
Dr. Adebo evaluates your child for ADHD after reviewing their symptoms, lifestyle habits, and medical history. She may ask you or your child a series of questions during a comprehensive evaluation to find out if they meet the criteria for ADHD. Then, she provides the support your child needs to improve their quality of life.
The standard ADHD treatments for kids and teens are medications and behavioral therapy. Dr. Adebo may prescribe medicines that help your child better focus. If your child needs therapy, she can refer them to a specialist for treatment. Therapy can teach your child behavior changes that lessen ADHD symptoms or allow them to overcome learning difficulties.
Things you can do at home to help a child with ADHD include encouraging them to make a list of their daily tasks and developing a regular routine together.
Sugar Land Pediatrics is always available any time you have concerns or questions. You can follow up with Dr. Adebo on your child’s progress or discuss their treatment plan.
To have your child evaluated for ADHD, call Sugar Land Pediatrics or schedule an appointment online today.