How You Can Help Your Child's ADHD

Kids are active by nature, prone to bursts of energy, bouts of impatience, and occasionally acting out. But when the inability to sit still, concentrate and practice self control become constant occurrences, it could be a sign your child has a chemical imbalance called attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, commonly known as ADHD.

At ABC Pediatrics in McKinney, we can help you manage your child's ADHD on an individual level. Our specialists are here to listen, advise, and monitor your child's ADHD and help them be healthy and happy. Here is what to know about ADHD:

What are the signs of ADHD?

The signs of ADHD can vary among youth and adolescents, with some experiencing hyperactivity, impulsiveness, forgetful tendencies, squirming, or disorganization. Among their peers, they may be prone to interrupting or talking excessively without the ability to read social cues and stop to listen. With adults and teachers, your child may exhibit a refusal or inability to take direction, focus on the matter or task at hand, or sit quietly.

At our McKinney office, we will go over which of these signs your child exhibits, and the severity of those signs, to determine the best course of action.

What can I do to help my child manage their ADHD?

Helping your child manage their ADHD is done on a case by case basis, with some youth responding to basic lifestyle changes and others benefiting from a prescription medication.

At our office, we don't take prescribing stimulant, cognition enhancing, or anti-hypertensive drugs lightly. Modifying your child's diet, sleep schedule, and fitness level may prove helpful, as could family, individual or cognitive behavior therapy. The specialists at our office may also recommend a combination of medication and therapy or lifestyle habit adjustments.

Contact ABC Pediatrics in McKinney, TX, at (972) 569-9904 if your child is exhibiting signs of ADHD. Together we can make a plan that fits your family.

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