ADD & ADHD Assessments

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If you suspect that you or your child has Attention Deficit Disorder with or without Hyperactivity (ADHD), you'll want to get a thorough diagnostic evaluation. In 2003, the CDC found that approximately 7.8% of U.S. children aged 4--17 years had ever been ADHD diagnosed. ADHD is diagnosed approximately 2.5 times more frequently among males than females.
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ADHD interferes with ability to sustain attention, focus on a task, or control impulsive behavior. It is often diagnosed before age seven, and symptoms frequently persist into adulthood.

ADHD places a significant burden on individuals, families and society. The disorder is associated with strained familial and peer relationships, educational and occupational underachievement, and heightened risk for unintentional injuries.

Stimulant medications are widely considered an effective treatment for ADHD, but many parents, practitioners, and researchers are concerned about the possible side effects and long-term health outcomes associated with stimulant consumption. Persistent and negative side effects of stimulant medications are well-documented, including sleep disturbances, reduced appetite, and suppressed growth. Recent studies with animals indicate that young animals given stimulants later exhibit behavioral disturbances as adults. Taken together, these findings have important health implications for children currently taking medication for ADHD.

Perhaps reflecting this concern, only 56% of U.S. children with reported ADHD diagnoses are being treated with medication. A thorough assessment and accurate diagnosis is very important because both substantial health risks and benefits might be associated with medication treatment for ADHD.

Dr. Garamoni provides thorough assessment and therapy for ADHD. He works with parents, teachers, and physicians to monitor treatment progress and ensure treatment effectiveness. He is conservative and cautious about medicating the developing brains of children and adolescents.

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the prevalence of the diagnosis and medication treatment for ADHD in the United States.

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