If you or a loved one is constantly distracted, cannot concentrate on school work, or gets bored easily, you may be dealing with Attention-Deficit Disorder (ADD), more commonly known as Attention-Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). At Theta Wellness Center, Mike Simpson, Diana Simpson, Dr. Stuart Porter, and Dr. Bonnie Warinski can help you focus your mind, overcome your condition, and improve the quality of your life. Contact us at 801-590-7461 and visit with our caring doctors and professionals.
Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), was first introduced in 1980. Its name was officially changed to Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder as a result of scientific advances and findings from careful field trials, which provided strong evidence to support the position that ADD is not just one specific disorder with different variations.
The causes of ADD/ADHD can be associated with a neurobiologically-based developmental disability that affects between 3-5% of school-age children. ADHD is strongly linked to genes and is a chemical imbalance in certain neurotransmitters that help the brain regulate behavior.
Symptoms of inattention can include failure to give close attention to details, or making careless mistakes in schoolwork, work, or other activities. A person with ADHD often has difficulty sustaining attention in tasks; does not follow through on instructions; and fails to finish schoolwork, chores, or hobby-related activities. They can also be distracted by extraneous stimuli, as well as avoid, dislike, or feel reluctant towards engaging in tasks that require sustained mental effort, including work. Other signs a parent should be aware of include inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity.
Unfortunately, there is no simple test to diagnose ADHD. The disorder is complicated and must take a number of things into account; however, if many of the signs and symptoms are present, you may be correct in assuming that it is ADD/ADHD.
Usually, a caregiver will do a diagnostic evaluation that includes:
- Reviewing medical & family history
- Observing the child
- Noting symptoms and how long they have been present
- Interviewing parents, siblings, child’s teacher, and the child
- Performing several psychological tests to measure I.Q. and social emotional adjustment, as well as to detect any learning disabilities
- Completing behavior rating scales via parents and teachers
If you or your child is exhibiting any of these symptoms, we can help. Theta Wellness Center utilizes a combination of advanced technology to rebalance brain chemistry and produce healthy, normal amounts of neurotransmitters such as dopamine and serotonin. This treatment is completely drug-free and has been proven to produce results 3 times faster and 11 times more effective than traditional treatments. To schedule your treatment session, we welcome you to call or visit us today.