Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Testing & Treatment in Wylie, TX
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, more commonly known as ADHD, is a brain disorder that can affect people differently. If left untreated, ADHD can cause people to have difficulty concentrating, learning, and performing their job to their full potential.
Dr. Ashley Gardner provides ADHD evaluations and treatment at her office in Wylie, TX. Learn more about ADHD and schedule your consultation with Dr. Gardner today!
Common Symptoms of ADHD
Inattention and hyperactivity are not symptoms that are exclusive to people with ADHD, but the symptoms tend to be more pronounced in those who are affected. Although ADHD affects everyone differently, the following behaviors are the most commonly observed issues:
ADHD can cause people to have difficulty paying attention. People who are inattentive tend to be disorganized and may give up on tasks easily. Many people with ADHD have a hard time recognizing this as a symptom of ADHD since it is simply normal for them. If you are often finding yourself having difficulty concentrating you may want to consider scheduling a consultation with Dr. Gardner.
Hyperactivity causes people to feel the need to move or fidget, even in situations where it may not be appropriate. If you notice that you are frequently tapping your foot or your fingers, rapidly moving your legs when sitting or simply talk an above-average amount, ADHD may be causing this behavior.
Causes of ADHD
Over the years, there has been a lot of misinformation about the causes of Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder. Researchers used to believe that ADHD could be the result of brain damage, head injuries or even the ingestion of too much refined sugar. All of these theories have been disproved.
Simply put, ADHD is caused by chemical and structural dysfunctions in the brain that are the result of genetics. Pathways in the brain and neurotransmitters that regulate dopamine and norepinephrine are different in those with ADHD than those without.
There are several options for treating ADHD. With appropriate care, you can manage symptoms and can begin to better focus in school, at work, and at home. Common treatment options include:
- Therapy to help you learn to manage your symptoms of ADHD
- Medication to decrease severe symptoms associated with ADHD