Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD)
AD/HD is one of the most common childhood disorders and can continue through adolescence and into adulthood. Symptoms include difficulty paying attention and staying focused, difficulty controlling one’s behavior, and hyperactivity (over-activity). Inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity are the key behaviors of AD/HD. It is normal for all children to be inattentive, hyperactive, or impulsive sometimes, but for children with AD/HD, these behaviors are more severe and occur more often. To be diagnosed with the disorder, a child must have had symptoms for 6 or more months and to a degree that is greater than other children of the same age.
If this seems to describe what you or your loved one is experiencing, do not hesitate to reach out to us here at the Cognitive Behavior Therapy Center of SoCal. We can help!