ADHD Testing For Children in Houston
Don’t Wait, Get Help Right Away
If you suspect that your child has Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) or Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), without hyperactivity, it is imperative that you assess this at an early age so that the child can get the help they need as quickly as possible to prevent developmental delays.
Is It Really ADHD?
Determining if a child has ADHD is not something that can be done in a 15 minute session, it is a multi-step process. When conducting an assessment one has to consider and rule out other issues such as anxiety, depression, sensory processing disorder, or certain forms of learning disabilities, as they can show similar symptoms and be mistaken for ADHD or ADD.
The diagnosis of ADHD, as you can imagine, is extremely important in a child’s life. It is essential that the diagnosis be done by a trained professional using the latest equipment. We recommend that he screening professional also have a specialization in ADHD testing and treatment.
Is It Only ADHD?
According to Larry Silver, M.D., clinical professor of psychiatry at Georgetown University Medical School in Washington, D.C., and the author of The Misunderstood Child: Understanding and Coping with Your Child’s Learning Disabilities (Three Rivers Press),”Fifty percent of the kids diagnosed with ADHD also have a learning, language, or motor skills disability.” Dr. Silver also reports that “Approximately the same percentage of these children have a co-morbid disorder, such as anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, conduct disorder, or a tic disorder.”
Why Medications Are Not The Only Answer
Dr. White, Midtown Psychiatry’s Child Psychiatrist, gives parents an honest and realistic assessment of what medication can and cannot do to help their child- if it is recommended at all. Dr White explores both non-medication and medication options, and may recommend other interventions, such as tutoring, special education, behavioral modification, group therapy, social skills training or 504 accommodations.
Child Psychiatry and ADHD
At Midtown Psychiatry and TMS Treatment Center in Houston, we conduct thorough ADHD testing for Children in Houston that typically includes the following:
- Thorough psychological testing
- Nutrition Testing (micronutrients testing on a case-by-case basis)
- Continuous Performance Testing (to measure sustained and selective attention)
- Supplementation (using micronutrient supplements to reduce symptoms)
- Pharmacogenomics Testing
Another natural ADHD program we offer in our office is through a collaboration with Functional Health Associates. The Neurosage program helps kids struggling with attention who are looking for an alternative to prescription drugs. For those seeking holistic solutions to help their children academically and emotionally, contact us to schedule a consultation.
If you are interested in learning more about ADHD treatment schedule a time to meet with Dr. White by calling us at 713.426.3100