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ADHD services offered in Newport Beach and Tustin, CA


ADHD services offered in Newport Beach and Tustin, CA

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is more common than many think and can significantly disrupt a child’s life. At Kar's Pediatrics in Newport Beach and Tustin, California, Romit Kar, MD, can help you determine if your child needs ADHD care and will guide your family through the process. Call or schedule a visit online today. 


How do I know if my child has ADHD?

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder is a common neurological disorder that affects many children. There are several different types of ADHD, categorized according to the symptoms presented. 

Predominantly inattentive

Kids with this type of ADHD tend to struggle with staying on task. They often forget details and daily routines and may be easily distracted and unable to follow conversations easily. 

Predominantly hyperactive-impulsive

Kids with this type of ADHD have a hard time sitting still, waiting their turn, or listening to directions. They might run, jump, and climb at inappropriate times or engage in risky play or behaviors. Accidents and injuries are common. 

Combined presentation

Kids with this type of ADHD display symptoms from both of the aforementioned categories at a nearly equal rate. 

As kids grow and develop, their symptoms might also change over time. 

What kinds of treatment and support are available for kids with ADHD?

Most kids respond well to a combination of medication and behavioral therapy. For kids diagnosed before they reach school age, behavioral therapy is usually tried before moving forward with medication. 

Drug therapy yields impressive improvements in many kids, but finding the medication and dosage that delivers the best results can take some time. Many families also benefit from parent training, which empowers you to support your child while also setting realistic expectations for behavior and consequences when those expectations are not met. 

When should I schedule an assessment for ADHD?

In many cases, the first person to notice the signs of ADHD is a teacher or caregiver. This is often because professionals working with children spend a great deal of time working with groups of kids and can more readily identify when behaviors fall outside the norm. 

No matter where your concerns about ADHD originate, don’t delay seeking professional screening. Starting treatment early gives kids the tools they need to succeed at school and in social settings. 

Kids with ADHD can achieve great things with the proper treatment. Families faced with the challenges of this disorder can benefit from support and guidance as they navigate the treatment process. 

When you’re ready to learn more, call Kar’s Pediatrics to schedule a visit. Online booking is also an option and takes just moments to complete.