Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, generally affects children, but adults can have the disorder as well. If you or a loved one has difficulty concentrating or focusing on tasks — so much so that it interferes with work and social relationships — consult Dr. Ryan A. Buffington of Buffington Family Medicine. They help residents of Keller, Texas, and the surrounding areas manage ADHD. Call the Buffington Family Medicine office or use the online booking agent to schedule an appointment and treat your ADHD today.
ADHD usually appears as a collection of symptoms. A child or adult may have trouble completing tasks and move from task to task aimlessly. Other symptoms include:
Children with ADHD may have trouble sitting still, run or climb when not appropriate, or talk excessively. Adults with ADHD may also have trouble sitting still or paying attention during conversations.
ADHD, especially in adults, can manifest subtly and be hard to diagnose. Occasional symptoms of ADHD, especially in children, can be simple normal behaviors. You may consider medical treatment if the behavior is inappropriate for the person’s age, if it interferes with work or school, or if it negatively affects relationships.
ADHD can lead to depression or anxiety, especially in teens. If you had ADHD in childhood, it persists into adulthood in 30-50% of cases.
At Buffington Family Medicine, Dr. Buffington uses his medical experience to diagnose ADHD. Medications, therapy, and lifestyle adjustments are effective ways to address ADHD symptoms and normalize daily function.
Treatment starts with the lowest possible dose of medications to find one that manages symptoms. Dr. Buffington considers all social, work, and environmental factors that may contribute to symptoms, too.
If you or a child are exhibiting symptoms of ADHD, consult with the expert team at Buffington Family Medicine. They can offer medical and psychiatric support to reduce symptoms and improve school, work, and social function.