Causes and Symptoms of ADHD

ADHD is a mental health disorder that is responsible for behavior that can be described as hyperactive or impulsive. Typically, people suffering from ADHD have difficulty concentrating or focusing on a specific task. This can impact your work, school, and relationships. However, ADHD can be hard to identify as many of the symptoms mimic those of depression, anxiety, and other mood disorders. Nevertheless, our team at Family Medicine Austin is qualified to assess your symptoms and determine if they are in fact caused by ADHD.

ADHD is a common disorder in children, however, it is also very prevalent in adults. Recognizing the symptoms of ADHD can help to improve an individual’s quality of life if determined early on. At Family Medicine Austin, our team is equipped with the tools and industry knowledge to properly diagnose ADHD and develop a personalized wellness plan that addresses your needs and condition.

The Symptoms Of ADHD

As aforementioned, ADHD has similar characteristics to depression and other mood disorders. However, some symptoms stand out. If you or a loved one are experiencing any of the following symptoms, this is a good indication of whether you should seek the help of a professional:

  • Difficulty focusing or concentrating on tasks
  • Forgetting to complete tasks
  • Easily distracted
  • Difficulty sitting still
  • Interrupting other people while they are talking

These symptoms can be described as mild, moderate, and severe in how they impact an individual’s day-to-day. If you or a loved one is suffering from ADHD, it is important to seek the advice of a trained psychologist who can accurately diagnose your condition and develop a treatment plan that’s right for you.

Causes Of ADHD

Although the exact cause of ADHD is unknown, genetics have been studied as a potential cause of ADHD. More research is being conducted to look at the possible implication of traumatic brain injury, substance abuse during pregnancy, and premature delivery in the development of ADHD. Typically, ADHD is treated with a combination of talk therapy and medication management but our team can help you determine a treatment plan that meets your specific needs.

Is Your Work, School, Or Relationships Affected By ADHD?

Our professionals are standing by to assist you in taking back control of your life. We are uniquely equipped with the tools and the training to help you find relief. Some of the treatment options we offer are Psychotherapy, Family therapy, and Behavioral therapy. Contact us today to learn more.

Written by Family Medicine Austin