Teen ADHD Treatment
From an early age, children must conform to the standards of academic settings. ADHD makes this difficult, especially if left untreated, under treated or undiagnosed by the teen years. Proper treatment can help your teenager develop the tools they need to thrive.
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WhaT DOES ADHD LOOK LIKE?
- Careless mistakes
- Inability to prioritize
- Being easily distracted
- Constantly fidgeting
- Poor organizational skills
- Excessive movement or talking
- Constantly interrupting
- Being unable to wait their turn, impatience
- Acting without thinking first
- Risk-taking behavior without concern for consequences
The impacts of adhd
ADHD can make it difficult to function in different areas of life, impact learning processes in a classroom, social interactions, and family life. Learning processes can impacted by restlessness, an inability to concentrate or retain information. Social and familial relationships become challenging if they are unable to appropriately engage in social interactions due to distractibility or impulsivity.
Executive dysfunction in teens
Difficulty with executive functioning is not commonly discussed, but it is crucial that this condition be identified and treated as soon as possible. Teenagers with this condition have cognitive difficulties that affect a whole host of neuropsychological processes. This results in issues with organization, planning, paying attention, and managing their time. Executive dysfunction it is often seen in the assessments of teens with ADHD. When treated properly in the adolescent years, it prevents more serious challenges that arise in adulthood.
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TREATMENT FOR ADHD
At The Forum, we understand the complex nature of an ADHD diagnosis. We offer treatment and skills for all stages of your journey with ADHD. Our services include:
- ADHD Diagnosis and Evaluation
- Therapy (Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Therapy)
- Academic Coaching
- Psychiatric Services & Medication Management
ADHD Diagnosis and Evaluation
If you have read through the symptoms of ADHD but aren’t sure if your teen meets the criterion, the first step is to receive a proper diagnosis through a mental health provider. The Forum offers diagnostic services and can provide you with the information you need to make the best, and most informed, treatment decisions. Our evaluation process looks at functioning in multiple areas of life over a period of time to determine if an ADHD diagnosis is appropriate.
Academic challenges can be one of the first areas where a parent or teacher notices challenges with a child’s ability to focus. The Forum can help your child navigate the school environment through our academically-focused coaching. We provide your child with the necessary tools to be successful in school and beyond, so they have intuitive tools and tricks to help them with time management, concentration and impulsivity.
Along with evidence based therapies like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and academic coaching, medication is often used as a first line treatment in children and adolescents with ADHD. There are two main types of medications used to treat ADHD: stimulants and non-stimulants. Our psychiatric team will help you make an informed decision on what is best. Medication is often recommended in conjunction with regular therapy to ensure the best, and most comprehensive, treatment.
ADHD ASsessment & Help for Teens
If your teen needs an assessment or comprehensive care for ADHD, The Forum can help. Our teen psychiatrists and psychologists offer specialized, tailored ADHD treatment. Contact our team today.