ADHD Specialist

Acadian Care LLC

Psychiatry & Mental Health Counseling Located in New Orleans, LA, Mandeville, LA, Slidell, LA, Hammond, LA, & Gulfport, MS

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a prevalent pediatric mental health issue that affects up to 11% of American children. Acadian Care LLC offers expert diagnosis including NEBA® analysis and customized treatment for ADHD at their offices located in New Orleans, Mandeville, Slidell, and Hammond, Louisiana, and Gulfport, Mississippi. If you’re concerned about your child’s behavior, call Acadian Care LLC or schedule a consultation online today.

ADHD Q & A

What is ADHD?

ADHD is the most common pediatric mental health issue, although adults can have ADHD too. ADHD causes behavior issues that can have a lasting impact on your child’s health and well-being. 

For example, ADHD can interfere with their ability to focus on schoolwork and develop relationships with peers and teachers, which can lead to self-esteem problems. When left untreated, ADHD symptoms can intensify and last into adulthood. 

What are the common ADHD symptoms?

ADHD causes hyperactive and inattentive symptoms. Your child may present one type of symptom more than the other or a mixture of both hyperactivity and inattentiveness. 

Hyperactive symptoms include:

  • Fidgety and always on the move
  • Has trouble sitting still in the classroom
  • Runs, climbs, and plays at inappropriate times
  • Doesn’t play quietly
  • Extremely talkative
  • Interrupts others or blurts out answers
  • Has trouble taking turns

Inattentive symptoms include:

  • Doesn’t pay attention and has difficulty staying focused in class
  • Makes careless mistakes in schoolwork
  • Struggles to follow instructions and finish homework or chores
  • Poor organization
  • Avoids tasks or games that require concentration
  • Frequently loses items
  • Easily distracted

Adults experience ADHD slightly differently. For example, you may have poor time management and organizational skills, or you may engage in impulsive or reckless behaviors. You may also struggle to succeed at work or develop close personal relationships. 

When should I talk to a doctor about my child’s behavior?

Children are often hyperactive and inattentive, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that they have ADHD. If your child’s behavior interferes with their success at school or disrupts your harmony at home, make an appointment at Acadian Care LLC for assessment.

What treatments are available for ADHD?

Acadian Care LLC provides an expert diagnosis of your child’s behavior and neurological activity including NEBA testing. 

Their evaluation informs customized treatment plans designed to help your child thrive. Your provider may suggest a combination of medication, counseling, and lifestyle modifications. 

While medication can help control your child’s symptoms, therapy can help them learn strategies to self-regulate their behavior and improve their understanding of how their actions affect others. 

Additionally, many children with ADHD benefit from increased physical activity and dietary modifications. 

If you’re concerned about your child’s behavior, call Acadian Care LLC or make an appointment online today.