ADHD, or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, is a condition that affects a child’s ability to concentrate and stay focused and on task, especially throughout the day at school. This disorder affects some 11% of children between ages 4-17 in the United States. That’s roughly 6.4 million children.
There are three types of ADHD, differentiated by their specific symptoms. They are:
Lots of children can have difficulty staying still and focused at times. However, for children who have ADHD, life at home and school becomes difficult and stressful. Their symptoms cause disruption and distress for their loved ones. It also leads to low self-esteem. Dr. Nauman is highly experienced in assessing ADHD in children and providing or referring patients for appropriate treatment, depending on the severity and specifics of their disorder.
Depression affects 2% of children and 5- 8% of adolescents in this country, although it often goes undiagnosed. Dr. Nauman can help in providing accurate diagnoses of depression in children and adolescents and alleviating symptoms of this disease, which often runs in families. She will also provide appropriate referrals as needed.
Anxiety disorders affect one in eight children. This includes social anxiety disorders, separation anxiety, generalized anxiety, panic disorder, selective mutism, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and various phobias and tics. Left untreated, children with anxiety disorders are at an increased risk for performing poorly in school and substance abuse. Dr. Nauman has extensive experience in diagnosing anxiety disorders in young patients and helping them to overcome these disorders.
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