At Visions Treatment Centers, we help teens with ADHD via combined treatment and a therapeutic environment. Our therapists and specialists coordinate with parents to identify all relevant factors contributing to a teen’s symptoms, while focusing on healthy habits, plenty of physical activity, good sleep hygiene, and medical treatment. We help parents learn more about how they can continue to help their teens with ADHD manage their symptoms after treatment and find long-term relief as they grow into adults.
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders, characterized by inattentiveness (i.e. lack of focus) and/or hyperactivity (i.e. low self-control and high excitability). Some cases skew heavily towards one side or the other, and others have equal elements of both. ADHD occurs due to differences in the nervous system. While teens with ADHD is typically diagnosed around ages 8 to 15, onset may begin earlier. Symptoms can be difficult to identify and differentiate from normal behavior before age 5, which is why many medical professionals opt to wait on making a diagnosis. However, once symptoms crystalize, they become hard to miss.