While children can naturally be hyperactive or inattentive, there is a line that they may cross that could be a sign of your child dealing with ADHD. A child with ADHD may be impulsive, inattentive, and hyperactive and it can be hard for them to focus in class or finish assignments on time. It’s important that you’re able to get your child the help that they need, but you may have a lot of questions about treating ADHD. Dr. Maria Castro and Dr. Yenny Cruz at Starlight Pediatrics in Holly Springs, NC, can answer some frequently asked questions about ADHD treatment.
Frequently Asked Questions About ADHD Treatment
Q. How can you tell a child has ADHD?
A. While there is no definitive test for ADHD, your child’s pediatrician can determine if they’re dealing with ADHD by observing their behavior. Your child’s teachers may also report that your child is often disruptive in class, and they have a hard time finishing assignments that they’ve started.
Q. How is ADHD treated?
A. ADHD treatment from your child’s pediatrician in Holly Springs, NC, may look different for each child. Some treatments work better than others depending on the child and how they react to each one. Often, behavioral therapy is the first treatment that they may recommend for your child. Depending on the severity of your child’s ADHD, they may need medications to help them function.
Q. How long is treatment needed?
A. This will be different for each child, but often it’s important for them to stay on a routine for most of their life. They may be able to wean off medication as they get older, but it varies for each person.
Contact Your Pediatrician Today
Find out more about treating your child’s ADHD. Contact Dr. Maria Castro and Dr. Yenny Cruz at Starlight Pediatrics in Holly Springs, NC, to ask further questions about ADHD treatment. Call for more information and to schedule a consultation at (919) 762-5113.