If your child struggles to pay attention at school or they’re always “in their own world,” attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) might be to blame. At Pediatrician Specialty Practices in Federal Way and Puyallup, Washington, Nauman Ahmad, MD, FAAP, and his highly trained team can diagnose and treat ADHD to help your child thrive. Schedule an appointment with Pediatrician Specialty Practices by phone or online today.
ADHD, also known as attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, is a condition that often appears during childhood. It’s characterized by problems focusing or paying attention at school, hyperactivity, and difficulty controlling behavior. Treatment with the Pediatrician Specialty Practices team offers your child a better quality of life.
There are three main types of ADHD. They include mainly hyperactive-impulsive (problems with hyperactivity and impulsiveness), mainly inattention (difficulty paying attention), and combined hyperactive-impulsive and inattentiveness. Most children have the combined disorder.
Symptoms your child might experience with ADHD can include:
If your child experiences these symptoms and it disrupts their quality of life or causes problems at school, see Pediatrician Specialty Practices for an evaluation.
ADHD is common and can happen to anybody, but certain factors increase your child’s risk of developing the condition. Examples include genetics, family history of ADHD, brain injuries, poor nutrition, lead exposure, and central nervous system problems. Other risk factors include premature birth and smoking, drinking alcohol, or using drugs during pregnancy.
Dr. Ahmad personalizes your child’s ADHD treatment to match their needs, preferences, and lifestyle. He may recommend setting up a regular routine, getting daily exercise, eating healthy foods, and making other healthy lifestyle changes. Education and training, medications, and psychotherapy are effective ADHD treatments.
Dr. Ahmad works with you and your child to find the right combination of treatments. While there’s currently no cure for ADHD, treatment can diminish symptoms and help your child be successful at school and achieve a better quality of life.
If your child struggles to pay attention, sit still, or form healthy relationships with others because of ADHD, schedule an appointment with Pediatrician Specialty Practices by phone or online today.