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ADHD Support Center
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD, is a mental health disorder that has increased in frequency over the past 20 years. There's a common misconception that ADHD in adults isn't a problem, and that ADHD medication is overly prescribed. In fact, both misconceptions are wrong. Child ADHD is still a big problem, but adult ADHD is very real as well. Adults and children who show the symptoms of ADHD should have professional treatment to learn to overcome their conditions.
At the ADHD Support Center, we provide counseling, medication and various forms of behavioral therapy for people who exhibit all levels of ADHD symptoms. In addition to providing treatment of ADHD, we also provide treatment for ADD, also known as attention deficit disorder (very similar to ADHD, but without symptoms of hyperactivity). For new clients referred to our center, we provide ADHD test and diagnostic services to determine the extent of each patient's problem.
The Facts of ADHD
When people think about ADHD, many may think of a child who can't sit still. Indeed, this may be a symptom of child ADHD problems, but the symptoms of ADHD run far deeper than hyperactivity.
Did you know:
- Without treatment, children and adults with ADHD often struggle to pass polygraph tests even when they are telling the truth. This is because of the inability of their brains to focus.
While recent environmental factors such as excessive gaming and computer use may be connected with rising rates of ADHD, part of the problem is that most people weren't previously aware of the condition – meaning many people who have ADHD were never properly diagnosed. Now, more parents are recognizing the symptoms of ADHD in their children, and more adults are recognizing the symptoms in themselves. The biggest problems associated with ADHD are more deeply rooted in a child's ability to sit still, or an adult's ability to follow a conversation. Allowing ADHD symptoms to progress into self-destructive behavior can be avoided by seeking proper, professional treatment with the signs of the condition first begin to arise.
The treatment of ADHD has progressed significantly during the past 20 years, to the point that even people with severe ADHD can live nearly normal lives by staying on strict regimens of medication. Counseling for children and adults with ADHD has also come a long ways, and through counseling many patients are able to focus their thinking and increase their quality of life at home, in relationships, at work and at school. At the ADHD Support Center, we prefer a multi-tiered approach for the treatment of ADHD, and we find many of our patients respond well to this kind of treatment.
If you or someone you know is showing the symptoms of ADHD, do not hesitate to contact us and arrange for an ADHD test. Too many people are afraid to get the test, resulting in a problem that goes undiagnosed for far too long. There are effective treatments available to help people control their ADHD symptoms. Contact us today to learn more about the supportive services we provide to people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
"My son was diagnosed with ADHD in spring 2010 after several of his teachers recommended that he get tested. I began taking him to the ADHD Support Center, where his counselor helped him learn new skills to help him stay focused at school and at home.
Combined with medication, his treatment has worked wonders, and he leads a much more quality life than he did before. Thanks so much for your help."
- Nancy M., Portland, OR
"I started going to the ADHD support center when it became obvious that I was having trouble following through on just about everything. I never thought I could have ADHD, but that's what I was diagnosed with.