Difficulty paying attention, sitting still, and controlling impulsive behaviors may be signs of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Licensed clinical psychologist Michael Messina, PsyD, evaluates and treats children, adolescents, and adults with ADHD at his practice in Southlake, Texas. If you think you or your child has ADHD, don’t hesitate to call the office or book an appointment online today.
ADHD stands for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, a common neurodevelopmental disorder that often begins in childhood and persists into the adult years.
People with ADHD may find themselves constantly interrupting others and feeling like they constantly need to move around.
Signs and symptoms of ADHD usually change in type and severity as you advance from childhood to adulthood.
For example, adolescents and adults may find it easier to control hyperactivity, but continue to struggle with disorganization, impulse control, and inattention.
People with ADHD demonstrate an ongoing pattern of three types of symptoms: difficulty paying attention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. These symptoms cause problems at school, work, and with friends.
Signs and symptoms of inattention include:
Signs and symptoms of hyperactivity and impulsivity include:
Showing these signs and symptoms doesn’t necessarily mean you or your child has ADHD. Dr. Messina provides you with an accurate diagnosis after a thorough evaluation.
If you or your child has ADHD, Dr. Messina develops a personalized treatment plan tailored to your specific needs. Depending on the situation, ADHD treatment may include:
Dr. Messina doesn’t prescribe medication, but he’s happy to communicate with your psychiatrist or family doctor to ensure you or your child receives the most appropriate treatment.
If you have a school-aged child with ADHD, Dr. Messina may also encourage you to seek out special education services to help your child succeed.
To find out if you or your child has ADHD, call the office of Dr. Michael Messina or book an appointment online today.