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By Mundelein Pediatrics
July 27, 2018
Category: Children's Health
Tags: ADHD  

Do you parent a child age 6 to 17 who just can't sit still, concentrate, or make age-appropriate decisions? Has your son's teacher said he is adhdimpulsive? Has your daughter's dance instructor said her energy is great, but she cannot follow directions or stay with the group? These signs and more may indicate ADHD, or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. At Mundelein Pediatrics in Grayslake, IL, our pediatricians and support staff help parents get the help their children need for living with ADHD.

What is ADHD?

It's a neuro-developmental disorder which affects literally millions of children, adolescents, and yes, adults. Not a true illness but a brain difference which expresses itself in sometimes extreme behaviors, ADHD typically shows up before the age of 12, says the Center for Disease Control (CDC). While girls often have ADHD, boys typically are diagnosed at three times the rate.

Symptoms of ADHD

There are many symptoms of ADHD, and severity varies from person to person. Common signs are:

  • Extreme restlessness
  • Inability to concentrate and finish tasks
  • Excessive talking
  • Forgetfulness
  • Impulsiveness and poor judgment
  • Interrupting
  • Inability follow a conversation or line of reasoning
  • Sleep problems

Unfortunately, children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder suffer with strained interpersonal and family relationships, stress, anxiety, depression, and, as they age into the teen years and beyond, substance abuse and employment problems along with more issues that may surface. In other words, ADHD is nothing to ignore.

Of course, the school setting often proves difficult for these children to tolerate as learning problems can co-exist as well as classroom management problems for the teachers. Problems at school may be the first indication that something is amiss.

When to get help in Grayslake

ADHD can be managed, but parents need to seek help from their pediatricians. At Mundelein Pediatrics, the doctors screen their young patients for behavioral and learning problems and search out medical reasons for these difficulties. Additionally, the professional staff is an excellent resource for referrals to child psychologists, psychiatrists, and neuropsychologists who are experts in testing, behavioral modification, and medications helpful for ADHD and its related issues.

Are you ready to seek help?

At Mundelein Pediatrics in Grayslake, IL, parents and children find compassionate, skilled care in a non-threatening atmosphere. We encourage open sharing of problems and frank discussion of possible solutions so your family can enjoy best optimal health and well-being.

If you suspect your child has ADHD, please call the office for a consultation: (847) 548-7337.