Psychiatry for Children, Adolescents and Adults located in Wellington, FL

ADHD services offered in Wellington, FL

If your child is struggling at school because of fidgeting or hyperactivity, it can be a warning sign of attention deficit hyperactivity (ADHD). At Lewis Family Psychiatry, the experienced medical team offers individualized care through a convenient telemedicine platform for children, adolescents and adults to manage ADHD symptoms. The team customizes treatment plans using medications & collaborating with skilled therapists and other strategies to keep ADHD symptoms under control in the long term. Call the office in Wellington, Florida, to schedule a telemedicine visit from anywhere in the state of Florida, or book an appointment online today. 

What is ADHD?

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common neurodevelopmental disorder that often occurs in childhood and can carry through into adulthood.

When you have ADHD, you may struggle to pay attention or follow directions. The condition also causes people to engage in impulsive behaviors or be overly active, regardless of the consequences.

The underlying cause of ADHD isn’t well understood. However, there are some known factors that can increase your risk for the condition, including:

  • Head injuries
  • Low birth weight
  • Exposure to environmental toxins
  • Alcohol or tobacco use during pregnancy

You may also be more likely to develop ADHD if you have a family history of the condition.

When should I seek medical attention for ADHD?

You should schedule a comprehensive assessment at Lewis Family Psychiatry for you or your child/teen if you have symptoms of ADHD that interfere with work, school, or social situations. These symptoms can include:

  • Forgetfulness
  • Constant fidgeting
  • Excessive talking
  • Persistent disorganization
  • Difficulty following directions
  • Difficulty with schoolwork

Through the online telemedicine platform, the team reviews your or your child’s medical history and evaluates your symptoms. They may also perform additional screenings to rule out anxiety, depression, and other disorders.

Based on the results of the assessment, the team personalizes a treatment plan to make it easier to manage your symptoms.

How is ADHD treated?

Your treatment plan for ADHD depends on the severity of your symptoms and your age. Lewis Family Psychiatry offers care plans for children 4 years old and up through adulthood.

The team may initially refer you or your child for behavioral therapy to make it easier to recognize negative behaviors and thought patterns. They can also provide resources for your child’s caregivers, teachers, and other family members, so they can support your child with ADHD.

If behavioral therapy isn’t enough, you or your child may need medications to reduce hyperactivity and boost concentration. The team can order genetic testing to identify which medications may be most effective and continue to monitor the progress of your treatment through routine telemedicine visits.

When you have questions or concerns about your or your child’s ADHD treatment, you can reach out to the team through a telemedicine platform to get the guidance you need.

Call Lewis Family Psychiatry to schedule an ADHD consultation or book an evaluation online today.