Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common neurodevelopmental disorder that affects children and adults, negatively influencing decisions and behaviors at home, school, and work. The team at WellMind Behavioral Health & Wellness in Cordova and Greater Tennessee can help you overcome ADHD challenges. Your WellMind experience begins with an accurate assessment that utilizes advanced testing tools, including the QbTest™ platform, to measure core ADHD symptoms. The team then designs a treatment strategy tailored to fit your needs. Schedule a visit today by calling the office or requesting an appointment online.
ADHD symptoms vary according to type:
People with predominantly inattentive ADHD are easily distracted and often forget the details of daily work, school, or home routines. You may struggle with organizing your day, following instructions, or focusing on a conversation. Other symptoms include excessive daydreaming, half-completed chores, and frequently misplacing or losing everyday items like keys or pencils.
Individuals with this type of ADHD often appear supercharged and in constant motion. Persistent restlessness makes it tough to sit still long enough to finish a meal, a sedentary game, or a homework assignment. Impulsivity can make it difficult to wait your turn in line or refrain from shouting out in class or interrupting conversations.
This type causes behaviors that fit both inattentive and hyperactive/impulsive ADHD. Symptoms can vary according to age, environment, or even time of day.
Anyone can experience these symptoms periodically. However, for individuals with ADHD, inattention or impulsivity interferes with school or work performance and disrupts social relationships, sometimes leading to negative coping behaviors or a general loss of motivation.
ADHD treatment at WellMind Behavioral Health & Wellness starts with a detailed assessment that includes a review of the patient’s symptoms, medical history, family history, and other relevant issues.
For children diagnosed with ADHD, your provider may evaluate written assessments from teachers, caregivers, and parents. The WellMind team also uses advanced assessment tools like the QbTest™ to objectively measure symptoms such as inattention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity.
Based on your age and ADHD type, your therapist then designs a comprehensive treatment strategy that may include the following:
Your provider may also recommend developing a consistent routine, following a nutritionally sound diet, and scheduling time for regular exercise.
The QbTest is a quick, FDA-cleared, computer-based analysis tool that uses infrared technology to streamline the assessment process by objectively measuring ADHD symptoms: activity, attention, and impulsivity. It’s a painless test for individuals aged 6 and up and only takes 15-20 minutes. Results are reliable and available immediately. WellMind Behavioral Health & Wellness is the only provider in the midsouth region to offer this innovative service.
Schedule a visit at WellMind Behavioral Health & Wellness today by calling the office or requesting an appointment online.