ADHD child and adult
Dr. Williams treats ADD/ADHD in both children and adults.
ADD/ADHD is a controversial, confusing and frustrating condition. There are diagnostic criteria in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders that Dr. Williams believes oversimplifies the condition.
While children with this condition can be more difficult to manage in school, no one should decide on your child's treatment except you, your child and your doctor.
Genetics play a role, as well as maternal drug and alcohol use, and events in the perinatal period. Those affected with ADD/ADHD can range from being mildly bothered by the symptoms to being profoundly affected by it. ADD/ADHD is a collection of symptoms and do not describe a cause. Dr. Williams believes it is important to investigate all potential contributors to the disease and all available ways to help your child cope and improve functioning. If untreated, ADD/ADHD can lead to depression, low self esteem, drug abuse and failure at work and in relationships.
Non-drug interventions that Dr. Williams has found helpful include:
Increased physical exercise
Limiting use of video games/TV/computers
Targeted Supplement Protocol: Vitamins, amino acids, other non prescription remedies.
Prior to settling on a treatment we will discuss possible testing for:
Other potential sources of inflammation
Proper treatment of ADD/ADHD can make a huge difference in your child's success in school.
Proper treatment of ADD/ADHD for an adult patient can make an enormous difference in job performance and relationship success.
There is no one-size-fits-all treatment. Be encouraged that there are many roads to improvement.