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ADHD

What is ADHD?

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a condition in which a child’s cerebral neurotransmitters do not reuptake fast enough causing the child to have symptoms of inattention, hyperactivity and/or impulsivity. ADHD is a chronic condition that primarily presents itself during the early academic years of childhood.
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How Much Does Treatment for ADHD Cost?

WeMind Institute accepts most medical insurances for ADHD treatment. Our patient coordinator reviews your coverage and explains any out-of-pocket costs that you may incur, such as co-payments, deductibles, and co-insurance.

ADHD Symptoms

Some of the most common signs of ADHD in children are:

  • Being distracted easily
  • Problems concentrating for long periods of time
  • Difficulty finishing class assignments or homework
  • Difficulty following multiple step commands
  • Being fidgety/unable to sit still
  • Hyperactivity
  • Poor impulse control

Every child’s symptoms of ADHD can be different therefore it is important for children to have an individualized evaluation in order to diagnose ADHD.

What Causes ADHD in Children?

ADHD is largely genetically inherited. ADHD symptoms can differ amongst family members and even between siblings. ADHD has also been linked to premature births, babies born before 36 weeks gestation.

How is ADHD in Children Treated?

After proper evaluation and diagnosis, we consult with the parents and patient and discuss the different treatment options. ADHD treatment options can vary between therapies, vitamin supplements, medication and Neurofeedback therapy. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends Neurofeedback therapy as a first-line treatment for ADHD. Neurofeedback therapy is a computer-based program that asses the patient’s brainwave activity and retrains the brain waves to increase their processing speed which in turn increases their attention.

Why Choose WeMind Institute for Pediatric Neurology Treatment?

WeMind Institute works with children from infancy to young adults. Dr. Vasconcellos is a board-certified pediatric neurologist who specializes in recognizing, diagnosing and treating patients with ADHD. WeMind Institute is known for offering the QbTest to diagnose ADHD, which is a unique diagnostic tool only found in specialized offices.

Contact us today to learn more about our pediatric ADHD services and schedule an appointment.