Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders in the United States. It typically presents during childhood but persists through adolescence and adulthood in roughly 80% of ADHD cases(1). There are three types of ADHD; inattentive, hyperactive-impulsive, and combined. Individuals with inattentive presentation are easily distracted and forgetful. They have difficulty paying attention to tasks, may not be able to organize or finish a task, and can have issues following instructions. Hyperactive-impulsive individuals are often very fidgety and may talk over and interrupt others. They are typically restless, and have difficulty staying still for long periods of time. Combined presentation is when both inattentive and hyperactive-impulsive characteristics present equally(2). Treatment for ADHD typically involves cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and medication. However, there are many individuals who don’t respond to either CBT or medication, and medication is only a short-term treatment that has many potential side effects(3).
Extivita Therapies for ADHD: