ADHD Psychiatrist Adelaide
Ã‚ÂAdelaide has many psychiatrists that specialize in treating children and adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). These doctors will diagnose and treat patients for this condition.
Learn about the symptoms of ADHD.
If you think your child might have ADHD, talk to his doctor. He will ask questions and perform tests to determine whether your child has ADHD.
Find out what causes ADHD.
There are several possible causes of ADHD. Itâ€™s not clear why some people develop ADHD while others do not. However, there are certain things that seem to make a difference. First, genetics play a role. Children with ADHD tend to have parents or siblings with ADHD. Second, environmental factors also appear to contribute to the development of ADHD. These include exposure to toxins such as lead and mercury, and other chemicals found in household products. Third, researchers believe that ADHD is more common among people who were exposed to alcohol during pregnancy. Finally, ADHD tends to run in families. This means that if one parent has ADHD, there is a higher chance that the child will too.
Understand how medication works.
Medication is often used to treat ADHD. In fact, itâ€™s the first line of treatment for many kids with ADHD. Medications work by changing brain chemistry so that the symptoms of ADHD go away. They can also reduce impulsivity and hyperactivity.
Choose the right treatment plan for your child.
If medication isnâ€™t effective enough for your child, there are other options available. These include behavioral therapy, parent training, and school accommodations.
Get started today!
You can start by scheduling a consultation with one of our doctors at Southside Psychiatric Centre. We offer free initial consultations so you can learn more about what we do and how we work together to provide the best care possible.