Learning is an important part of growing up which can be hampered by differences in how we learn or how we think and process information. Our medical providers can do initial screening for learning problems and refer for appropriate testing when needed.
We offer in-depth evaluation and treatment for attentional concerns such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, including computerized testing for more accurate assessment and maximizing of medication effectiveness.
If requesting we take over care from other prescribing physicians, please be sure to send appropriate diagnostic evaluations and treatment notes in advance of your appointment with GTW / YM Health and Wellness.
ADHD is short for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. It is characterized by ongoing patterns of inattention, impulsivity, and/or hyperactivity that impairs daily functioning. Affected individuals may have problems in one or more areas, resulting in terminology such as ADHD, primarily inattentive type, or ADHD, combined type. ADHD is a lifelong brain condition that may or may not be easily recognized depending on context. It can be managed with combinations of behavioral, environmental, and medication strategies. When managed appropriately, most individuals with ADHD can lead very successful lives. When unrecognized and/or untreated, many people with ADHD may have recurrent, longstanding trouble with academic achievement, employment, relationships, and engagement in risky behaviors.