The Centers for Disease Control note that approximately 11 percent of children under the age of 18 and four percent of adults 18 and older suffer from ADHD. Despite afflicted a significant portion of the population, this condition is highly treatable and can be easily managed with proper medical intervention. If you are in the Orlando area and believe you or your child is affected by this condition, you can learn more about the ADHD training offered at our center.
ADHD, or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, is a condition that affects children, teenagers and adults. It is often misdiagnosed as other conditions like depression, anxiety or manic behavior. However, once it is properly diagnosed, it can be treated in a variety of ways and managed with continued medical care.
ADHD statistically affects males more than females. It also can last for anywhere from a few months to a few years if not an entire lifetime. The severity, symptoms, and underlying cause of your ADHD will influence in what manner your own diagnosis will be treated.
Our physicians utilize an assortment of ADHD training methods. The primary line of defense against this condition involves the use of prescription medications. Depending on factors like the severity of your symptoms, the cause for your ADHD and your age, you may be prescribed any of commonly recommended medicines for this condition such as:
These medications are designed to curb symptoms like hyperactivity and impulsiveness. They also increase your attention span and help you remain more focused and productive throughout the day.
ADHD Training Without Medication
If you want to approach ADHD without the use of medication, we specialize in ADHD training specifically designed to improve cognitive functioning. Neurofeedback has been proven to be very effective for conditions such as ADHD.
Children with ADHD may respond well to additional forms of training like:
• behavioral modification
• social training
• special education
• ADHD support or playgroups
You will need to remain under the constant care of your primary care physician while undergoing ADHD treatment, which can last for several years.
ADHD Symptoms and Causes
Doctors have not pinpointed a single definitive factor that causes this condition. However, they suspect that it may be triggered or exacerbated by:
• poor diet
• exposure to toxins
• injury to or illness of the brain’s frontal lobe
• chemical imbalance in the brain
These contributors can invite a host of ADHD symptoms like:
• difficulty with peers, coworkers, or family members
• excessive frustration or boredom
With the proper approach, these symptoms dissipate or become significantly less noticeable. You may find it easier to function throughout the day, maintain control of your behavior and keep emotions like anger and anxiety in check.
If you are interested in the benefits of neurofeedback ADHD training, we can help you learn more at the Advanced Health & Performance Institute in Orlando. Contact us today to schedule your first appointment!