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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Read below to learn about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), then click the link to find a specialist within Carolina Partners that can assist in treating this disorder.

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a psychiatric disorder or neurobehavioral disorder characterized by significant difficulties either of inattention and/or hyperactivity and impulsiveness. Symptoms emerge before seven years of age.

There are three subtypes of the disorder which consist of it being predominantly inattentive (ADHD-PI or ADHD-I), predominantly hyperactive-impulsive (ADHD-HI or ADHD-H), or the two combined (ADHD-C), which shows all three difficulties. Often people refer to ADHD-PI as “attention deficit disorder” (ADD), however, the latter has not been officially accepted since the 1994 revision of the DSM. ADHD impacts school-aged children and results in restlessness, acting impulsively, and lack of focus which may impair school performance. The most commonly diagnosed behavior disorder in young people, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that ADHD affects an estimated 9 percent of children aged 3-17 and 2-4 percent of adults. Although ADHD has its onset and is usually diagnosed in childhood, it is not a disorder limited to children – ADHD often persists into adolescence and adulthood and is frequently not diagnosed until later years.

ADHD Testing

Carolina Partners is leading the nation with ADHD Testing! We offer state-of-the-art testing at our Neuropsychiatric Clinic. However, as with many psychological disorders, ADHD shows up differently with different people, and cannot simply be identified by a single test.

That’s why we at Carolina Partners believe that ADHD must be diagnosed – and treated – on a case-by-case basis. We have specialists who will sit down with you, talk to you about your symptoms, walk you through the tests, and interpret the results according to their medical and personal knowledge of you. If you are diagnosed with ADHD, these same specialists will tailor a personalized treatment plan to meet your specific needs! Available for ages 6 and up.

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