3 Signs My Child Might Have ADD

3 Signs My Child Might Have ADD

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADD or ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental condition in children and adults. Persistent inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity patterns that can interfere with daily functioning define the disorder. While the exact cause of ADHD remains unclear, it's believed to result from a combination of genetic, environmental, and neurological factors.

Common symptoms of ADD in children may include difficulty staying focused on tasks, forgetfulness, frequent careless mistakes, restlessness, excessive talking, and difficulty waiting their turn. These symptoms often become noticeable in early childhood, typically by age seven, and can persist into adulthood.

Children's Medical Clinics in Kaufman, TX, can provide a comprehensive evaluation, including a thorough medical history, behavioral assessments, and possibly psychological testing to diagnose this condition. Our physicians work collaboratively with you and your child to develop a tailored treatment plan, which may involve behavioral therapy, medication, or a combination.

3 Signs My Child Might Have ADD or ADHD

We've listed a few signs that indicate ADD. Consult our healthcare professional for a comprehensive evaluation and diagnosis. Early intervention and appropriate support can make a significant difference in managing ADHD and helping your child succeed.

Inattention: One common sign your child may have ADHD is inattention. You might notice that they often struggle to focus on tasks, even those they enjoy. While doing homework, they might frequently drift off, daydream, or make careless mistakes. They may also struggle to follow instructions, lose track of their belongings, or forget to complete chores or school assignments.

Hyperactivity: Another sign to watch for is hyperactivity. If your child is constantly on the move, fidgeting, or unable to sit still, it could be a sign of ADHD. For instance, during family dinners or classroom activities, they might frequently leave their seat, run around, or interrupt conversations. It's important to remember that not all children with ADHD are hyperactive; some may exhibit more inattentive symptoms.

Impulsivity: Impulsivity is a third potential sign of ADHD. Your child may have trouble thinking before acting, leading to impulsive decisions or comments. For example, they might blurt out answers in class before the teacher finishes asking a question or have difficulty waiting their turn in games or group activities. Impulsivity can sometimes result in social challenges and conflicts with peers and adults.

ADD Diagnosis and Treatment

ADD is diagnosed through comprehensive assessments by healthcare professionals. Treatment typically includes behavioral therapies, such as CBT, and medication like stimulants or non-stimulants to manage symptoms. Personalized approaches are ideal for improving focus and impulse control in individuals with ADHD.

Please explore our website to learn about the conditions we treat and the services provided. Contacting for ADD ensures expert medical attention and guidance to benefit your child's mental, physical, and emotional health. Call (972) 932-1319 to make an appointment at Children's Medical Clinics. Our practice is proud to have been serving for 29 years the counties of Dallas, Ellis, Henderson, Hunt, Kaufman, Navarro, Rains, Rockwall, Wood, and Van Zandt.

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