ADHD Diagnosis and Treatment in Mississippi
Precise CNS ADHD Clinic
Precise Clinical Neuroscience Specialists (CNS) is a leader in the field of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) diagnosis and treatment in Mississippi. At Precise CNS, board-certified psychiatrists, licensed professional counselors and board-certified mental health nurse practitioners that specialize in ADHD will work closely with patients of all ages to provide you and your loved ones with insight into ADHD and how it stays in the family, and to also offer you the best ADHD treatment options available. Come in and select an ADHD doctor from our highly-trained staff.
What is ADHD?
ADHD is becoming one of the most widespread psychological disorders in the world every year. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “rates of ADHD diagnosis increased an average of three percent per year from 1997 to 2006 and an average of five percent per year from 2003 to 2007”.There are many symptoms of ADHD, but the key behaviors are inattentiveness, hyperactivity, and impulsivivity. If ADHD goes untreated, it can continue from childhood into adulthood. Although the exact cause of ADHD is still unclear, there are elements that play a pivotal role in this behavioral condition, such as genetics and environmental factors. However, there is treatment available for those newly diagnosed with ADHD and for those who continue to struggle with it every day.
Symptoms of ADHD in Children*
Symptoms of Inattentiveness
- Being easily distracted, missing details, forgeting things, and frequently switching from one activity to another
- Having trouble completing or turning in homework assignments, often losing things (e.g., pencils, toys, assignments) needed to complete tasks or activities
- Struggling to follow instructions
Symptoms of Hyperactivity
- Fidgeting and squirming in their seats
- Talking nonstop, dashing around, touching or playing with anything and everything in sight
- Having trouble sitting still during dinner, school, and story time
Symptoms of Impulsivity
- Being very impatient
- Blurting out inappropriate comments, showing their emotions without restraint, and acting without regard for consequences
- Having difficulty waiting for things they want or waiting their turns in games
Symptoms of ADHD in Adults*
- Trouble getting organized
- Inability to stick to a job
- Problems remembering or keeping appointments
- S history of failure at school, problems at work, or difficult or failed relationships
- Traffic accidents
*According to the National Institue of Health
ADHD Assessment and ADHD Diagnosis
A specific test for ADHD does not exist. However, by combining data from several sources such as interviews or questionnaires, ADHD rating scales, a medical exam to exclude other causes of symptoms, and information collection such as family medical history and/or school records, a diagnosis can be made. To be optimally prepared for an ADHD assessment, you should have each of the following: any important personal information, a list of all medications (including vitamins, herbs and supplements), any past assessments and/or formal testing, a list of symptoms and/or difficulties you or your child is experiencing, and a list of questions to ask the doctor.
The treatment of ADHD can exist in a wide-range of psychiatric practices, with which the ADHD doctors at Precise CNS are prepared to engage at every occurrence, sourcing from an array of sub-specialties and theoretical approaches. ADHD cannot be cured, but treatment helps to alleviate its symptoms. ADHD treatment can include education, training, counseling, medication, or a combination of these. A list of medications commonly used to treat ADHD are provided below.
Get Help with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Call Precise CNS in Flowood, Mississippi at (601)420-5810 to begin getting treatment for ADHD.
Frequently Asked Questions about ADHD
- What are the causes of ADHD?
The cause of ADHD is still unclear but many elements can play a role such as genetics, environmental factors, and food additives.
- What are some of the symptoms of ADHD?
There are many symptoms of ADHD. A few include the inability to stay focused, difficulty completing tasks, and impulsive behavior.
- How is ADHD diagnosed?
There is not a specific test for ADHD. It is diagnosed by combining information from medical records, family history, medical exams, interviews, questionnaires, objective, measurable data, and ADHD rating scales.
- Can adults have ADHD?
Children with ADHD can continue to have it as adults. Many adults with ADHD do not know they have it and find it hard to stay organized, keep appointments and stay focused. Adults with ADHD can be treated with medication, psychotherapy, or a combination of treatments.
- What is the difference between ADD and ADHD?
Attention deficit disorder (ADD) is used to describe individuals without the hyperactive and impulsive behaviors.
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