What is ADHD?
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common mental disorders affecting children. Symptoms of ADHD include inattention (not being able to keep focus), hyperactivity (excess movement that is not fitting to the setting) and impulsivity (hasty acts that occur in the moment without thought).
ADHD is often first identified in school-aged children when it leads to disruption in the classroom or problems with schoolwork. It is more common among boys than girls.
What we do
At Childhood Health Associates of Salem, our Behavioral Health Consultants work with your child’s PCP to assess your child’s symptoms using the Vanderbilt. We also provide behavioral strategies to help manage their symptoms. This can include parental strategies, increasing executive functioning skills (skills that are used to complete tasks), problem solving, and more.
- Taking Charge of ADHD
by Russell Barkley PhD
- Driven to Distraction
by Edward Hallowell MD
and John Ratey MD
Give us a call and speak with a nurse or schedule an appointment to speak with one of our providers.