Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a complex mental health condition that requires personalized treatment. The team of skilled child, adolescent, and adult specialists at Spectrum Behavioral Health LLC in Green Bay, Wisconsin, provides comprehensive ADHD evaluations and management plans for patients. Call or schedule an appointment online today to learn more.
Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, commonly called ADHD, is a mental health condition that affects your ability to concentrate, control impulses, and sit for long periods. While most individuals receive a diagnosis during childhood, its effects can last well into adulthood.
A thorough evaluation allows the team to create an individualized plan that helps you manage your symptoms effectively.
An ADHD evaluation includes many types of tests. First, the Spectrum Behavioral Health LLC team reviews your medical history and performs a physical exam to rule out other conditions. Next, they gather information about your family medical history and any symptoms you’re experiencing.
If you’re seeking an evaluation for an adolescent, the team may ask for school records and interviews with caregivers, teachers, and sports coaches in your child’s life.
Additional tests for ADHD include:
The team compares your signs and symptoms to the criteria set forth by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders DSM-5.
The team may ask you to fill out a questionnaire and rate your responses to determine whether you show signs of ADHD.
There are three types of ADHD that the Spectrum Behavioral Health LLC team may diagnose: predominantly inattentive, predominately hyperactive, or combined (a mix of both types).
Once you have an ADHD diagnosis, the Spectrum Behavioral Health LLC team can recommend treatments such as:
Stimulant medications are effective at reducing many signs of ADHD. These prescriptions may help increase concentration and reduce hyperactivity.
Behavior therapy techniques, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), address unhelpful thoughts and behaviors and develop coping strategies to create more positive patterns.
Psychotherapy, or talk therapy, helps patients work through problems in a one-on-one setting with the Spectrum Behavioral Health LLC team.
If you have an adolescent with ADHD, the team works with you and your child to develop routines, reward systems, and coping strategies to improve concentration, reduce distractions, and more.
Most treatment plans for ADHD include multiple techniques, usually a combination of medication and therapy. The team works with you to create the right plan for you.
Call Spectrum Behavioral Health LLC or schedule an appointment online today to learn more about ADHD.