Attention Problems Must be Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD), Right?

“If it’s problems with attention or keeping focused, I must have Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD), Right?” Now hold on just a minute. Many have made this assumption in the past from partial information, or in some cases, bad information. The truth is, “It depends.” Attention difficulties may, as the name suggests, be AD/HD. However, it may also be a symptom of a much different problem. There are several situations that can result in difficulties with attention and/or focus. Trauma (PTSD), depression, anxiety are just a few factors that very often result in problems with attention and/or focus. However, the ideal means of treatment for each is specialized. Therefore, it is crucial we know exactly what the correct diagnosis is before we treat. Arriving at the proper diagnostic conclusion in the most direct, expedient manner requires exceptional training, skill, and experience, all of which you will find at ANSWERS for Youth & Families, PLLC. If you are in or near the Arkansas River Valley or Fort Smith areas, look to ANSWERS. Answers for Youth & Families is a full service, psychology practice that specializes in evidence based treatments for most disorders while prioritizing your privacy, dignity, and personal value system. Whatever your background, we can help.

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