Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD is a mental health disorder that can cause abnormal
levels of impulsive and hyperactive behaviors. It is the most common neurobehavioral disorder that
occurs in children, but it also occurs in adults. Some of the symptoms include impulsivity, hyperactivity
and inattention. Children that are diagnosed with ADHD may experience school difficulties, troublesome
personal relationship, low self-esteem and academic underachievement.

The “Connecticut &Gold Coast Associates” offer diagnostic,testing and therapeutic services for kids,
adolescents and adults with ADHD, Autism and co-morbid conditions.

Did you know that more than 6% of school kids have ADHD? Most DHD kids have reading disabilities and
other learning problems. Kids with ADHD become overly-excited and out of control in stimulating
environments and that can become a problem in the family dynamic.

ADHD can also occur in adults and can cause difficultiis following directions, concentrating,
remembering information, organizing tasks. If not treated, all this can lead to associated behavioral,
social, emotional and academic problems.

If ADHD is not treated, it can lead to anxiety, chronic lateness and forgetfulness, low self-esteem,
impulsiveness, substance abuse and addictions, procrastination, chronic boredom, mood swings,
depression, employment problems and relationship problems. Some drugs such as Concerta, Adderall,
Dexedrin and Focalin has been proven to be efficient in both kids and adults with ADHD. Patients are
also adviced to take a behavioral treatment.

Autism Spectrum Disorder or ASD, is a developmental disorder accompanied by problems with social
communication, unusual behaviors and abnormal responses to sensations. The symptoms vary from
person to person and that’s why ASD is difficult to define in broad terms. Although, there’s no cure for
ASD, some medication and therapy can relieve some symptoms. While most kids with ASD need
developmental and educational therapy, only a certain amount ofkids need medicine.

Unfortunately, there is no specific blood test that can help diagnose ADHD or Autism. The diagnosis is
made by evaluation of the kid’s health, a physical examination, the observation of parents and others ad
psychological testing.

In “Connecticut &Gold Coast Associates”, the doctors can help you get a proper diagnosis and
treatment. Once the diagnosis is reached, ADHD doctors create an individualized treatment plan. The
individualized treatment is created to serve the patient in short and long terms and it’s meant to be
comprehensive. Some of the methods during the treatment include: individual therapy, medication,
social skills learning, family therapy, modification of school programs or workplace environments.
ADHD doctors not only create a special treatment, but also provide follow-up checks for each and every
patient. The number of ADHD patients has been growing and it has been really difficult to find care for
patients with ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder and other developmental and behavioral issues. Dr, Katz
from the “Connecticut &Gold Coast Associates is a great ADHD specialist and his goal is make sure that
every patient is getting a great treatment.

“Connecticut &Gold Coast Associates” and Dr Katz are always welcoming new patients in their facility in
Connecticut and Florida. If you know someone or someone in your close family is struggling with ADHD or ASD, make an appointment with our ADHD doctors and get a treatment that will improve that
person’s life. Each and every patient will get tested and will receive the proper diagnosis. Living with
ADHD is not an easy thing to deal with and can take a toll on your family. Get a specially designed
treatment by ADHD professionals that will improve the patient’s condition and make his life better and
healthier. Make an appointment with Dr. Katz in his incredible facility and see how you can help
someone overcome ADHD!

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