Attention deficit disorder (ADD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are among the most commonly diagnosed disorders in children.
At Henry Ford, we use evidence-based tools to help make an accurate diagnosis and follow up over time to make sure treatments are effective.
What are ADD and ADHD?
Attention deficit disorder and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder are syndromes of disruptive behavior or disordered learning. Symptoms may include:
- Attention issues
- Impulsive behavior
Treatment options for ADD and ADHD
The mainstay treatment for ADD and ADHD is medication (stimulants and non-stimulants). Today, there are many options available so we can find the best medication and dosage for your child. At Henry Ford, we use evidence-based medications that get proven results. We do not recommend the latest medications unless research shows they achieve excellent results.
We follow up with all patients within one month of prescribing medication, and then every three months after that.
In some cases, we may recommend cognitive-behavioral therapy to help manage the symptoms of the disorder.