Do you find it hard to pay attention and focus? Do you feel restless or fidgety? Do you find yourself constantly interrupting others? If these issues are ongoing and they interfere with your daily life, it could be a sign of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
ADHD is a disorder that makes it difficult for a person to pay attention, concentrate, and control impulsive or hyperactive behaviors. Symptoms begin in childhood, but can persist into adulthood.
Having difficulties with attention, hyperactivity, or impulsivity does not necessarily mean a person has ADHD. Many other problems, like anxiety, depression, sleep disorders, and medical conditions can have similar cognitive symptoms.
When individuals experience difficulties with attention, focus, distractibility, and/or hyperactivity, a neuropsychological evaluation can be requested to identify the underlying cause of these cognitive difficulties. The evaluation will incorporate assessments that focus on attention, working memory, processing speed, and executive function. The pattern of cognitive test results will be interpreted in the context of your medical history and academic background to determine if you meet criteria for ADHD or another cognitive disorder.
NOTE: California Brain Health Center only serves adults (18+) at this time. Referrals for pediatric providers can be provided upon request.
Treatment for ADHD includes cognitive-behavioral interventions and medications.While California Brain Health Center does not directly provide treatment for ADHD at this time, treatment recommendations will be provided.