Nearly all children can be overactive and inattentive at times, but for children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) this behavior can be extreme and disruptive. Symptoms can vary based on a child’s age and developmental stage.
Care You Should Expect to Receive - A good treatment plan will require regular follow-up care, especially for children who take medication for their ADHD.
Symptoms of ADHD may include:
- Poor concentration and brief attention span
- Increased activity – always on the go
- Acting impulsively – not stopping to think
- Sleep and appetite problems
How Will This Help Me? Taking medication is a common treatment for ADHD. ADHD medications can work differently on each patient. This is why frequent follow-up care is needed. Additional visits to your physician after starting medication will show how well it’s working and whether you are experiencing harmful side effects.