Attention Deficit Disorder & Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
As a child, were you difficult to manage and told you weren’t “well-behaved”? Do you find it hard to learn things the way that others do? Are you easily distracted, excessively active, or have a poor attention span? If you have experienced any of these symptoms, you may be suffering from Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), which was previously known as Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD).
ADHD is a disorder in which children and adults constantly display characteristics, such as distraction, impulsiveness, hyperactivity and poor attention. A person suffering with ADHD may experience this disorder throughout their entire life and symptoms may lessen or worsen with age depending on the individual’s environment. Those suffering with ADHD whom live in a calm environment may be able to suppress their impulsions better than others who live in an environment that is a bit chaotic or fast-paced. In addition, symptoms of ADHD may worsen when accompanied by other mental health disorders, such as depression, anxiety or substance abuse and addiction.
Signs & Symptoms of ADHD
According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, “about 60 percent of children with ADHD in the United States become adults with ADHD; that’s about 4 percent of the adult population, or 8 million adults.” To add, less than 20 percent of these adults have been treated.
ADHD begins to develop in the brain very early in life and has been said to be biological or genetic. If left untreated, attentiveness, compulsions, and concentration will worsen, often leading to additional mental health issues, such as depression, anxiety or substance abuse and addiction. Many common signs and symptoms of ADHD are:
- Inability to focus
- Trouble following instructions
- Trouble remembering things
- Difficulty completing tasks
- Mood swings
What Causes ADHD?
Although it is unclear of what exactly onsets ADHD, there are many factors that have been identified as causes of OCD. Some of these factors may include:
- Suffering with other mental health disorders
- Family history of ADHD or other mental health disorders
- Exposure to pesticides
- Exposure to lead
- Food additives
- Smoking or consuming alcohol during pregnancy
- Brain injuries
- Chemical exposure
Getting ADD and ADHD treatment at the Florida House Experience
Here at The Florida House Experience, we pride ourselves in being on the forefront of mental health care, offering cutting-edge approaches that integrate the medical, psychiatric, and clinical components of treatment, such as our Neuro-Rehabilitative Services. We firmly believe that any mental health disorder diagnosis should be quantifiable and that the recommended treatments for our patients have been proven effective.
While other treatment centers diagnose based only the description of symptoms, also known as “guess work,” we utilize a series of biometrics, based on brain imaging, genetic blood testing, and other advanced protocols to provide our patients with a full interpretation of their condition. These biometrics and diagnostic tools are used to scientifically track the progression of treatment and even predict when our patients will experience a “flare-up” with their disorder. By using state-of-the-art systems, like our qEEG-guided Neurofeedback, we are able to personalize each patients’ treatment plan to fit their specific needs. In order to satisfy the needs of each patient, we offer an 8-Tier Neuro-Rehabilitative treatment program which includes:
- Comprehensive Neuro-Psychological Testing
- Heart Rate Variability & Biosound Monitoring
- Quantitative Electroencephalography (qEEG)
- QEEG-Guided Neurofeedback Training
- Electrical Nerve Stimulation Therapy
- High Frequency Pulsed Electromagnetic Stimulation Therapy
- Deep Brain Stimulation Therapy
- Computerized Cognitive Brain Training