Board-Certified ADD/ADHD Clinic in Phoenix, AZ
The doctors at our Phoenix clinic can help provide you or your child solutions necessary to manage ADD/ADHD for everyday living
A recent government report shows that up to 11 percent of children aged 4-17 have been diagnosed with ADHD at some point in their lives. Boys are nearly three times more likely to have been diagnosed with ADHD (13.2 percent) than girls (5.6 percent). In adults, the rate is about 4 percent or 8-10 million adults, but experts caution that since adults who were not diagnosed in childhood are more likely to remain undiagnosed, the true prevalence of adult ADHD may be significantly higher than reported.
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is the new name for hyperactivity syndrome. Research has demonstrated that difficulty concentrating or maintaining attention on tasks is the primary symptom of the disorder; hyperactivity may or may not be present. Other common symptoms are impulsiveness, low frustration-tolerance, procrastination, moodiness, difficulty following directions, disorganization and underachievement.
Attention Deficit Disorder can be a very serious disability. Almost 35% of children left untreated are held back one or more years in school and a high percentage will develop serious drug/or alcohol problems. Arrests for juvenile delinquency are common. For adults, moving up the career ladder is much more difficult and relationships are more problematic. Those with ADD frequently have low self-esteem and often lead unsatisfying lives. Unfortunately, many with ADD are never diagnosed and of those that are very few receive the type of comprehensive treatment that research has found to be most effective
We at ADD/ADHD Clinic of Arizona will help you treat and work through life with ADHD. Call us today so we can start the journey of wellness right now! Our trained Medical Professionals will guide you with diagnosis, treatment and ongoing support to deal with this debilitation condition all the way so you have a productive and successful life.