Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a commonly misunderstood condition that affects millions of children in the United States. At Sunny Hill Pediatrics in Frisco, Texas, board-certified pediatrician Min Jung, MD, provides comprehensive care for those with ADHD that includes a thorough diagnosis and personalized treatment. Call the pediatric clinic today or schedule an appointment online to learn more.
ADHD is a common neurodevelopmental disorder that makes concentration, attention, and sitting still for long periods difficult. While usually diagnosed during childhood, symptoms can continue through adulthood. ADHD can be frustrating for children and parents alike. Its symptoms often are mimicked by those of other conditions, like Anxiety, Depression, Oppositional Defiance Disorder, Adjustment Disorder, Learning Disability, Intellectual Disability and Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Determining whether your child truly has ADHD and diagnosing their specific type is essential to ensure they receive the appropriate support and treatment.
ADHD isn’t one-size-fits-all. The symptoms your child experiences depend on their age, medical history, ADHD type, and several other factors. The three most common types of ADHD are:
Many factors can increase your child’s risk of ADHD, including:
While the above factors can increase your child’s risk of developing this neurodevelopmental disorder, any child can have ADHD.
Diagnosing ADHD requires a complete medical history review and physical exam to rule out other medical conditions. Dr. Jung then may issue a questionnaire and may also ask for input from your child’s teachers and caregivers to better gauge their behavior in educational and social settings. He uses specific rating scales to accurately diagnose all types of ADHD.
Dr. Jung provides personalized treatments and referrals for ADHD that may include:
Dr. Jung can help you and your child navigate ADHD’s challenges. Call Sunny Hill Pediatrics today or schedule an appointment online to learn more.