Here is a simple summary and informational screening paragraph for recognizing ADHD. This includes some red flags or signs you may look for to help decide if your child or teen should be checked out by a professional to diagnose a disorder.
ADHD: can be Inattention type, Hyperactive type, or both.
Symptoms need to be present since early childhood and consistent (not coming and going) and affecting their lives in multiple settings and not just at school. There needs to be at least 6 of 9 symptoms bad enough to affect function in either category (or both if a mixed disorder).
Fails to give attention to detail Fidgets with hands or feet
Difficulty sustaining attention Leaves seat in classroom
Does not listen when spoken to directly Excessive activity when inappropriate
Does not follow through with instructions Difficulty with playing quietly
Difficulty organizing Often "driven by a motor"
Avoids tasks requiring sustained mental effort Talks excessively
Loses things necessary for tasks Blurts out answers
Easily distracted Difficulty awaiting turn
Forgetful in daily activities Interrupts others
RESEARCH CENTER FOR VARIOUS DISORDERS
At Ericksen Research and Westside Medical we conduct clinical trials for treatment of many disorders. Some of the medications are well proven treatment options that are being studied for new indications like use in children. Some are new breakthroughs on medical treatment. If a person qualifies for a study where one of the disorders is being treated, they have a very extensive diagnostic work up by a licensed Psychologist, while ruling out other associated disorders. The testing and treatment which otherwise may be very expensive, is available at no charge and in fact there is financial compensation for time taken. The quality of treatment meets or exceeds the normal clinical experience.
Currently we have some openings for research patients in the following areas for ages 12-17.
(At a later date we will be seeing 7-11 year olds - call to get on the list)
Depression, ADHD, Bipolar (age 10-17) and Autism
If you are interested please call for more information- 801-614-5501 or 801-614-5860
Dr. Corey Ericksen Westside Medical
Dr. Samantha Bostrom 1477 N 2000 W Clinton, Utah (across from Walmart)