What is ADHD?
A major focus of RCBM is the identification and treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) throughout the life span. Although typically called ADD, the term has now been changed to ADHD including the hyperactivity component. There are three different classifications for the disorder:
- ADHD combined type
- ADHD predominantly inattentive type
- ADHD predominantly hyperactive impulsive type
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a highly prevalent disorder that affects between 6% and 10% of the American population. ADHD is a disorder of attention, concentration, hyperactivity and impulsivity. If you are having difficulties with any of these symptoms, RCBM can help with an accurate diagnosis. This activity persists through the life cycle often starting in childhood and continuing through adulthood.
Childhood to Adult ADHD
ADHD directly impacts individuals and their family. Students with ADHD often struggle in school, academically and socially. They have a high rates of school failure and struggle with other mental health conditions. The struggle with ADHD does not end in adolescence. Adults with ADHD report problems with distractibility, attention, and impulsivity. They are much more likely than the rest of the population to suffer from anxiety and depression. Many report difficulties with insomnia or oversleeping. Studies reveal that adults with ADHD have difficulty throughout their lives with their job, schooling, interpersonal relationships and overall well-being.
RCBM is dedicated to accurately and fully diagnosing ADHD in children, adolescents, and adults with ADHD. We diagnose children, adolescents and adults with ADHD through our psychological screening process. We believe that each individual should be carefully evaluated. Our patients obtain a full diagnostic interview where we can understand the full history and the current concerns. Psychological testing allows us to precisely diagnose the type of ADHD you have (ADHD combined type, ADHD predominantly inattentive type, ADHD predominantly hyperactive impulsive type). Furthermore, we can diagnose other conditions that commonly co-occur with ADHD. These include depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), panic disorder, learning disabilities, sleep disorders, and substance-use disorders.
Comprehensive AD/HD Treatment Services