Attention deficit disorder (ADD) most commonly known as attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD) is a highly genetic, brain-based syndrome involving the regulation of a specific set of brain functions and behaviors. ADHD is more common in men (12.9%) than women (4.9%), and children are most commonly diagnosed with ADHD between the ages of six and eleven—9.6%. Over 40% of children with ADHD have a parent who also has the disorder. The three main symptoms and signs of ADHD are hyperactivity, impulsivity, and inattentiveness. Individuals need not display all three of these symptoms to be diagnosed with ADD in Austin, TX. Through a comprehensive evaluation and interviews with parents, family members, or teachers, Dr. David Flume and Dr. Daniel Ha at Flume Psychiatry can determine if you or your child has ADD.
Warning Signs Of ADD
Not every ADHD case is the same. Schedule a consultation with Dr. David Flume to discuss treatment for ADD in Austin, TX, if you notice any of the following occurring in your or your child's daily life.
Hyperactivity & Impulsivity: These two go hand-in-hand. Hyperactivity and impulsivity can lead to interrupting conversations, trouble sitting still, excessive talking, and distraction. People who struggle with hyperactivity may feel unable to sit still, constantly fidget, often on-the-go as if operating via motor, and may find themselves unable to participate in leisurely activities. They may also have trouble focusing or prioritizing tasks.
Inattentiveness: Signs of inattentiveness include avoiding tasks that require mental effort over long periods, often gets easily distracted, or forgetful in daily activities. A person may also lose things necessary for work or school, and fails to give close attention to details.
Untreated ADHD can have complications such as poor school or work performance, poor physical and mental health, and unstable relationships or finances. Reaching a diagnosis for ADD in Austin, TX, is a process, so if you're interested in seeking treatment, consult with a professional as soon as possible. For more information about the process, schedule an appointment with Dr. David Flume and Dr. Daniel Ha at Flume Psychiatry by calling (512) 329-5575.