Mental Health

What is Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder – ADHD?

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder is a disorder characterized by attention difficulty, hyperactivity, and impulsiveness.

Characteristics

  • Impulsivity, difficulty concentrating, excitability, absent-mindedness, etc.
  • Being unable to wait their turn.
  • Acting without thinking.
  • Interrupting conversations.

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a chronic condition that affects millions of children and often continues into adulthood. ADHD includes a combination of persistent problems, such as difficulty sustaining attention, hyperactivity and impulsive behavior.

Children with ADHD may also struggle with low self-esteem, troubled relationships and poor performance in school. Symptoms sometimes lessen with age. However, some people never completely outgrow their ADHD symptoms. But they can learn strategies to be successful.

Example behaviors

  • Excessive fidgeting (especially in quiet environments).
  • Excessive talking.
  • Interrupting conversations.
  • Quick to lash out, throw a tantrum or be defiant when they are asked to do things they don’t want to do.

There’s Help

If you recognize these characteristics and behaviors in yourself or in a loved one, there is help. At Water Gap Wellness, we treat ADHD and other mental health diagnoses. Our trained medical and clinical staff will help you manage the diagnosis while giving you hope for a productive and healthy future. Get started today 1-833-949-4673. Our friendly admissions counselors are standing by to help.

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