ADHD Specialist

Family Health Center of Bastrop

Multi-Specialty Medical Group in Bastrop & Smithville, TX

Effectively treating ADHD takes compassion, expertise, and care. At Family Health Center of Bastrop, with offices in Bastrop and Smithville, Texas, the team of expert providers perform an evaluation for a proper diagnosis and then offer you a personalized treatment plan. To learn more, call the practice or request an appointment online today.

ADHD Q & A

What is ADHD?

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a mental disorder that affects your behavior. The term ADHD has also taken the place of what used to be called Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD).

ADHD can cause extreme impulsive activity, a lack of focus, and difficulty sitting in one place for a long time. ADHD affects all age groups in both children and adults.

What are the symptoms of ADHD?

Signs that go with ADHD vary in range. The most common symptoms include:

  • Difficulty with focusing
  • Can’t concentrate on tasks
  • Interrupts others
  • Distracted easily
  • Can’t sit still for very long

If you identify with any symptoms listed, talk to your practitioner for a diagnosis and possible treatment.

How do you cope with ADHD?

Adding structure and dependable routines to your daily routine might help you manage your symptoms of ADHD. Staying organized with lists and reminders can help with focus, and keeping toys, homework, papers, and mail in assigned spots can help, too.

You should also practice healthy habits at home that include:

  • Eating a balanced diet
  • Getting plenty of sleep 
  • Engaging in a moving activity for at least one hour a day
  • Limiting your time with the computer, phone, and television

Ask your practitioner for other helpful tips to help you control signs of ADHD.

How is ADHD treated?

The team of professionals at Family Health Center of Bastrop understands the importance of proper diagnosis so you can get the correct treatment needed. Recommended treatments include medications and therapies that treat the behavior. Depending on the severity of your ADHD, you may need both.

Different types of therapy offered include psychotherapy, talk therapy, and behavioral therapy. Depending on your diagnosis, your doctor talks to you about the best option for you.

The team also monitors you throughout your treatment, ensuring you use the right medications with the correct dosage amount. Your doctor watches for any side effects and provides more advanced resources if needed.

If you have symptoms of ADHD and would like to talk to your practitioner about any concerns or treatment options, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.