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Signs That Your Child May Have ADHD

ADHD, or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, is a complex neurodevelopmental disorder that can affect both children and adults but is more commonly diagnosed in childhood. Because ADHD presents differently in each person, it is important to seek a pediatrician for proper diagnosis and treatment related to this condition. If you are looking for a pediatrician in Tampa, or Riverview, FL, reach out to the Children's Health Center and see Dr. Elizabeth Yakubu and Dr. Alrick Drummond.

Trouble Paying Attention 

Children who exhibit characteristics of inattention related to ADHD may lack attention to details or make careless mistakes, such as handing in incomplete or inaccurate homework. They often fail to follow through with tasks, such as beginning a project or following only the first part of instructions before losing focus or getting sidetracked. They may have difficulty staying organized, frequently lose items or forget where they put something. Children who exhibit inattention related to ADHD have difficulty paying attention to tasks, directions, or conversations in the classroom or playground.

Hyperactivity & Impulsivity

Children who experience hyperactivity and impulsivity related to ADHD may have difficulty sitting still, frequently fidget in their seats, or get up unexpectedly. In addition, they may have movement outbursts in inappropriate areas, such as suddenly running through the hallway or climbing on tables. In a classroom environment, hyperactivity and impulsivity may also present as blurting out answers, difficulty waiting their turn, or interrupting when others are speaking. With help from your pediatricians in Tampa, and Riverview, FL, you may be able to determine which symptoms may indicate behavioral concerns related to ADHD.

Treatment for ADHD

The good news is that ADHD can be managed! The sooner you get help for your child, the better. At the first sign of concern with inattention or hyperactivity and impulsivity, reach out to, Dr. Yakubu and Dr. Drummond, your pediatricians in Tampa, or Riverview, FL, at the Children's Health Center. For resources or to schedule an appointment today, please call us at (813)-914-7772 for our Tampa office or (813)-677-2222 for our Riverview office.

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