Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Every case of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is unique. If you believe you or your child might be suffering from ADHD, seek help from skilled mental health professionals at 迪拜美国医院.

Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, 通常被认为是多动症, is a brain disorder that affects how an individual concentrates, 注意, and controls the behavior for a sustained period of time. ADHD develops in children and teens, and can often continue into adulthood. Its symptoms may vary in children and adults e.g. 患有多动症的孩子很烦躁, 在聚会/学校里跳起来, 说话过分, 拥有无尽的能量, 难以集中注意力, 上课时不要听讲, 中断通常, and are unable to complete homework etc.

另一方面, adults with ADHD have trouble concentrating, 容易分心, lose things often and cause distress and/or problems functioning at home, 在办公室或和朋友在一起.

When a child or an adult is diagnosed with ADHD, finding the right treatment for managing symptoms becomes a challenge. While this brain disorder can’t be cured, early detection along with a good treatment and education plan can help manage symptoms effectively. 幸运的是, there are many treatment options available, but what works best can only be determined by a mental health professional or Psychiatrist.

If you’re concerned that your child shows signs of ADHD, see your pediatrician or family doctor. Your doctor may refer you to a specialist, such as a developmental-behavioral pediatrician, 心理学家, 精神科og体育平台或小儿神经科og体育平台, but it’s important to have a medical evaluation first to check for other possible causes of your child’s difficulties.

治疗 for Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder:

ADHD treatment involves medications and 治疗方法, 取决于症状, 严重程度, age and overall health of a child or adult:

1. 药物

Your primary care physician can prescribe stimulant and non-stimulant medications. Stimulants work by boosting the levels of brain chemicals which are responsible for improving focus and concentration. When stimulants remain ineffective to provide results, non-stimulants are prescribed to help with memory and attention.

2. 治疗性ADHD治疗

Therapy options that are beneficial to ADHD patients are:

•心理治疗, helps the individual to become more expressive about dealing with ADHD, 更好地处理人际关系, and learn to determine the best way to handle disruptive behaviors.
•行为疗法, is aimed at training an individual with ADHD to watch their actions and manage those behaviors by using various tactics.
•社交技能培训, involves tactics to handle social situations, 与同伴更好地玩耍和相处.
•支持小组, are meant to provide an opportunity to parents or families where they can interact with each other, 分享经验, 建立关系, 支持网络.
• Parenting skills training: These programs are designed for parents of children with ADHD, to educate them about the best ways to handle their child’s actions.

For more information on ADHD and its treatment, please head over to “Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder” section.


Clinicians at the 精神病学 and 行为健康 division of American Hospital specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD, 自闭症, 以及相关的行为障碍. We perform a comprehensive evaluation to examine the individual’s health, 发育水平和家族史, along with a clinical assessment of their functioning on academic, 社会和情感战线. 根据诊断, our multidisciplinary team of psychiatrists and 心理学家s develop customized treatment plans, 这可能包括:

• Consistent and predictable scheduling for the child (that might include mental and physical exercises, 餐计划, 治疗方法, 睡眠模式, 及其他活动)
• Family management training to handle disruptive behavior

Through continuous monitoring and support to children and families with ADHD, we track the effectiveness of a treatment plan or alter the course of treatment if the primary treatment remains ineffective to improve symptoms.


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