The Child and Adolescent ADHD Psychiatrist San Francisco Trusts
Unfold Psychology approaches each patient without presumptions and with an attentive ear. Our innovative and individualized sessions foster a supportive atmosphere for your child to understand their ADHD and develop the tools to overcome it.
What Is ADHD?
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a developmental disorder that affects a person’s ability to remain composed and focused for an extended period of time. ADHD often occurs alongside other conditions, most commonly depression, anxiety, and sleeping problems.
What Causes ADHD?
The causes of ADHD are complicated and indeterminate. ADHD cannot be diagnosed by simply drawing blood or ordering a body scan. What we do know is:
- The condition has been shown to run in families
- Being born prematurely might play a role
- Could be a result of smoking or substance abuse during pregnancy
What Are The Symptoms?
To make matters more complex, the symptoms of ADHD manifest differently in every patient.
Unfold Psychology offers neuropsychological testing that can determine the existence and severity of your child’s ADHD. The most common symptoms include:
- Difficulty paying attention
- Frequent fidgeting
- Being easily distracted
- Interrupting conversations
- Constant boredom
How Does ADHD Affect Children?
ADHD is one of the first “maybe’s” teachers and parents consider when a child is presenting as disruptive, difficult to contain, fidgety, and/or forgetful. While these behaviors do not always mean your child has ADHD, if you see more than a handful of these characteristics, you can’t ignore them.
Typical ADHD symptoms indicate a child who is not fully present and struggling to embrace the joy of life. Children suffering from ADHD often find it impossible to interact in a cooperative, productive, and fulfilling way with others. They don’t do as well in school and can have low self-esteem.
How Can Our Psychiatric Services Help?
Though treatment is never one-size-fits-all, children and adolescents with ADHD often benefit from a combination of medication and psychotherapy. A tandem treatment approach allows the patient to develop lifelong coping skills to manage their symptoms and function at their fullest.
When you trust your child’s treatment to Unfold Psychology, you can expect this process:
You and your child’s understanding of the condition are imperative to ideal management. Our treatment begins by cultivating a deep understanding of one’s goals and oneself. We strive to help your child build confidence and grasp that this disorder does not define their potential.
A child suffering from ADHD needs treatment across all scenarios where the difficulties occur. This means support and help at home, school, with friends, and within the community. That’s why Unfold’s team regularly attends IEP meetings with your child’s school to discuss ways to provide streamlined support.
Unfold Psychology loves to work with measurable milestones. With contribution from you and your child’s school, we will strive to develop an academic plan that will respond directly to their needs and help them succeed in school and beyond. With the right environment and care, there is no limit to what your child can achieve.
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When it comes to the emotional wellbeing of your child, you need a therapist who has their best interest at heart. Choosing the right San Francisco ADHD psychiatrist can be daunting. We take the mystery out of the process. Leave quick fixes behind and start working toward a lifelong solution with Unfold Psychology.
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