Upper Valley Behavioral Health is the expert treatment center for attention deficit disorder that serves El Paso, Texas and New Mexico. We can help people who have trouble concentrating on the subject matter at hand. Upper Valley Behavioral Health should be your first pick when it comes to people dealing with attention deficit disorder.
SYMPTOMS of hyperactivity that may specify you have ADHD include:
- Feeling overly fidgety and restless.
- Inability to sit still for regular activities like eating and having difficulty in reading books.
- Talking and making noise unreasonably.
- Constantly being in motion.
ADHD has multiple symptoms that look different in children than in adults. If you recognize multiple signs and symptoms located in the Adult ADHD checklist and they continuously disturb normal life for at least a six-month period, you may be dealing with ADHD. If you doubt that you have ADHD, then contact Upper Valley Behavioral Health for a comprehensive evaluation to receive an accurate diagnosis and proper treatment.
The Diagnostic and Statistical Guide of Mental Disorders requires at least six of the following ADHD symptoms to qualify for a diagnosis of ADHD:
Symptoms of Inattentive ADHD:
A Checklist includes:
- Unable and inattentive to give close attention to details of any type or makes unusual mistakes in schoolwork, work, or in any other activities.
- Face difficulty in retaining attention in tasks or other activities.
- Face difficulty to listen when spoken to directly.
- Inability to follow through on instructions and to fail to finish schoolwork, tasks, or responsibilities in the place of work (not due to oppositional behavior or failure to understand information).
- Also feeling difficulty in organizing tasks and activities.
- Dodges, aversions, or is the unwilling attitude to engage in tasks that require continued mental effort (such as schoolwork or homework).
- Fails to understand things which are necessary for tasks or activities
- Easily lose focus on inessential stimuli.
- Vague in daily activities.
At least six of the following symbols of hyperactivity-impulsivity must apply for diagnosis.
Symptoms of Impulsive ADHD;
The Checklist includes:
- Shouts out the answers before the questions have been finished.
- Feel difficulty expecting chance.
- Disturbs or infringes on others (e.g., butts into conversations or games).
- Some hyperactive-impulsive or inattentive symptoms that produced impairment were present before age 7.
- Some damage from the signs which is present in two or more conditions (e.g., at school or work and home).
- There must be clear proof or signs of clinically significant impairment in all areas such as social, academic, or occupational working.
- The symptoms do not occur entirely during a universal developmental disorder or other psychotic disorder and are not better estimated for by any other mental disease (e.g., mood disorder, anxiety disorder, dissociative disorder, or a personality disorder).
There are five types of pharmacological treatments that are FDA-approved for the treatment of ADHD:
- Methylphenidate treatment
- Dextroamphetamine treatment
- Lisdexamfetamine treatment
- Atomoxetine treatment
- Guanfacine treatment
These treatments are not a stable cure for ADHD, but we believe that it may help people with the condition to get better, be less unwary, feel calmer, and learn and exercise new skills.
Some treatments need to be taken as a daily routine, but some people can take just on school or work days. Treatment breaks are occasionally recommended to evaluate whether or not the medication is still required.
If we recommend that you initiate treatment with one of these medications, you’ll probably be given small doses at the beginning, which may then be gradually greater than before. You will need to visit Upper Valley Behavioral Health for regular check-ups to make sure the treatment is working efficiently and check for signs of any side effects or problems.
It’s important to let your expert know about major side effects and talk to them if you feel the need to stop or change treatment and procedure.
Our experts will discuss how long you should need to continue your treatment. However, in many cases, treatment is sustained for as long as it is helping.