ADHD Signs and Symptoms
posted: Jun. 14, 2022.
It might be time to test for ADHD if your child exhibits certain symptoms, such as chronic inattentiveness, impulsiveness, and hyperactivity. When left unmanaged, the symptoms of ADHD can interfere with school performance, social interactions, and even home life. The experienced and board-certified pediatricians at Decatur Pediatric Group in Smyrna, Lithonia, and Clarkston, GA, perform ADHD testing to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
ADHD Signs and Symptoms
Common symptoms of ADHD include hyperactivity, inattention, and impulsiveness. Each of these tendencies can lead to behavioral issues, such as an inability to sit still for lengthy time periods. Consequently, a child with ADHD might be more likely to get up and wander around the classroom at inappropriate times. Kids with ADHD are also more likely to make careless mistakes, not follow instructions, or fail to complete tasks. Some signs a child might have ADHD include:
- Trouble sitting still
- Easily distracted
- Excessive fidgeting or talking
- Making impulsive decisions
- Difficulty staying focused
- Disruptive in class
At our pediatric offices in Smyrna, Lithonia, and Clarkston, GA, the ADHD testing we perform is called the Qb test. Testing only takes 15-20 minutes utilizing an FDA-cleared device that gathers data on the core symptoms of ADHD, including impulsivity, hyperactivity, and inattention or distractibility. The test works by measuring movements made by the patient while attempting to focus on changes in visual stimuli. The data gathered during the QB test is used to aid in diagnosis and treatment planning.
Treating ADHD can have a positive impact on learning, school performance, peer interactions, relationship development, and social skills, as well as home life. Several methods have been developed for effectively managing the core symptoms of ADHD. Treatment can include medication, behavioral therapy, anger management, and other techniques. Treatment is tailored to the symptoms and needs of each individual patient.
ADHD testing aids in the diagnosis and treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. If you are interested in testing or treatment for ADHD in Clarkston, GA, call Decatur Pediatric Group at (404) 296-7133 to schedule an appointment with a provider. ADHD testing appointments are also available at our Smyrna and Lithonia offices by calling the same number.