ADHD offered in Irvine, Eastvale and Corona, CA

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, also commonly known as ADHD, is a common childhood behavioral disorder that can affect school life and relationships. At American Pediatrics, with offices in Corona, Eastvale, and Irvine, California, the experienced team offers ADHD assessments and comprehensive care to help your child manage their condition successfully so it has minimal impact on their quality of life. Call the nearest office or book an in-person or telehealth appointment online today. 

What is ADHD?

ADHD is a neurodevelopmental disorder that interferes with your child’s ability to pay attention, stay organized, and keep focus. ADHD symptoms first manifest in childhood, but they can extend well into adolescence and adulthood. 

Children with ADHD have a very difficult time controlling their behavior at the appropriate time. This often leads to challenges in their school, work, and home life. 

At American Pediatrics, the team offers comprehensive ADHD care to help your child with their social, behavioral, and emotional well-being.  

What causes ADHD?

Researchers believe that ADHD is a condition that is related to both genetics and environmental factors. However, there are certain factors that may make it possible for your child to develop ADHD, including:

  • A premature birth 
  • Having a family history of ADHD
  • Being a mother who misused substances
  • Being exposed to environmental toxins

What are some signs my child has ADHD?

The most common signs of ADHD include hyperactivity, impulsivity, and inattention. Your child’s teacher or day-care provider may also notice that they have:

  • Trouble staying focused and organized 
  • Difficulty following instructions 
  • Forgetfulness 
  • Squirming or fidgeting habits 
  • Daydreaming habits 
  • Problems taking their turns in conversations
  • Trouble relating to the other kids 

Your child doesn’t have to exhibit all of these behaviors, but these ADHD symptoms tend to continue until they receive proper care for their condition. They often don’t go away on their own without professional help. 

How is ADHD evaluated?

The American Pediatrics team provides ADHD assessments to determine the best approach for your child’s condition. 

They review your child’s medical history and may discuss their behaviors and habits with you. It’s important to gather details from any caregivers to help evaluate how your child’s symptoms affect their quality of life and to what extent. 

Your child’s pediatrician may also perform a physical exam to check their hearing and vision and rule out any physical problems that might be causing ADHD symptoms. 

How is ADHD treated?

ADHD treatment depends on the severity of your child’s symptoms and their health needs. The team may recommend medications or behavioral and talk therapy with a specialist. 

Your child can also benefit from lifestyle support, which can help enhance their physical well-being. Dietary changes, getting more physical activity, and developing smarter sleep habits, can all make a world of a difference in ADHD management. 

To see if your child can benefit from ADHD care, call American Pediatrics or book an appointment online today.