ADHD Treatment Options
posted: Feb. 01, 2022.
How your pediatricians in Longwood, FL, can help if your child has ADHD.
If your child frequently behaves inappropriately, it could be a sign of more than just bad behavior. Your child could have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, commonly known as ADHD. It’s a behavioral condition that should be treated professionally.
Dr. Jag Ambwani and Dr. Dolly Ubhrani at Longwood Pediatrics in Longwood, FL, offer comprehensive medical care for children, including treatment of ADHD. They proudly serve residents of Longwood, Lake Mary, Altamonte Springs, Sanford, and Maitland, FL.
You might be waiting for bad behavior to run its course, but what if it doesn’t? The truth is, if ADHA goes untreated, it can cause significant problems when your child grows into adulthood.
It’s important to be able to distinguish between bad behavior, and what could be ADHD. According to the Child Development Institute, the most common signs and symptoms of ADHD include:
- Inability to stay still for long periods
- Frequent squirming and fidgeting
- Difficulty staying organized
- Frequently losing or forgetting things
- Problems listening or paying attention
- Excessive talking and blurting out comments
- Running and climbing at inappropriate times
If you notice your child displaying any of the signs or symptoms listed above, you should pay a visit to your pediatrician. Pediatricians are experts at diagnosing and treating conditions affecting your child, including ADHD.
There are several ways your pediatrician can treat ADHD, including:
Medication therapy, which will help maximize brain function, enhance the ability to focus, and improve your child’s ability to control behavior. Ritalin and Adderall are two common medications used to treat ADHD.
Behavioral therapy, which will help limit or eliminate inappropriate, aggressive, or destructive behaviors.
Lifestyle modification, which will limit sugar intake and increase intake of nutrients and vitamins; increasing exercise is another modification which will help to limit aggressive behaviors.
If you think your child might have ADHD, don’t wait for symptoms to get worse. ADHD can follow your child into young adulthood, resulting in:
- Learning difficulties
- Doing poorly in school
- Aggressive, destructive behaviors
- Difficulty making friends
- Mood swings and depression
- Sleep disorders and insomnia
Your pediatrician can help your child manage ADHD and live a happy, well-adjusted life. To learn more about ADHD and ADHD treatment, call Dr. Jag Ambwani and Dr. Dolly Ubhrani at Longwood Pediatrics in Longwood, FL. You can reach them in the office by calling (407) 644-9970, so call now.
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