ADHD

Psychiatric Treatment for the Mental Health Symptoms Associated with ADHD

Psychiatric Treatment for the Mental Health Symptoms Associated with ADHD 1920 2560 Aware Behavioral Health

Aware Behavioral Health’s Approach to Managing Co-occurring Conditions in ADHD Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental condition characterized by symptoms such as inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. However, ADHD seldom exists in isolation. It frequently co-occurs with various mental health conditions, complicating its management and treatment. Aware Behavioral Health specializes in providing comprehensive psychiatric treatment tailored to address the multifaceted nature of ADHD and its associated mental health symptoms. Understanding ADHD and Co-occurring Mental Health Conditions Individuals with ADHD often experience additional psychiatric symptoms that can exacerbate the challenges associated with the disorder. Common co-occurring conditions include anxiety disorders, depression, bipolar…

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ADHD in Girls – Pay Attention to How ADHD Manifests Differently

ADHD in Girls – Pay Attention to How ADHD Manifests Differently 2560 1718 Aware Behavioral Health

Attention deficit/hyperactive disorder, or ADHD, is often associated with hyperactive young boys. Boys do, according to most estimates, make up a majority of those diagnosed with ADHD, helping to create this impression that it is both more common in boys and young men, and that the symptoms these boys display are the most commonly associated ADHD symptoms. Most researchers do not believe this to be the case. In fact, the ratio of ADHD in boys to girls is believed to be 1:1. Boys and girls tend to have ADHD at the same rates. The primary issue, and the reason for…

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How Did We Get to QB Testing?

How Did We Get to QB Testing? 2560 1707 Aware Behavioral Health

Our understanding of ADHD has transformed over the past few decades. Originally classified a just version of attention deficit disorder (ADD) with hyperactivity, ADHD was first named in 1902 but was not officially recognized as its own condition until 1987. Since then, there have been constant conversations over how to diagnosis, when to diagnosis, and whether or not we over diagnosis ADHD. These debates have allowed us a greater degree of understanding when it comes to symptoms and have helped us create new tests for accurate ADHD assessment. One such test is known as the QbTest, which provides objective measurements…

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What to Expect from a QbTest

What to Expect from a QbTest 2560 1709 Aware Behavioral Health

The QbTest is a new diagnostic test used on patients with ADHD. It can also be a little intimidating, especially for those that have never encountered it before. It is not a paper test or a verbal test, like other diagnostic methodologies. Instead, it is a test that utilizes technology to capture specific movements and activities that are often seen in those with ADHD. Aware Behavioral Health offers Qb Testing for ADHD in Dallas, and services Dallas, Fort Worth, Bedford, and beyond. If you’d like a more detailed explanation of what the QbTest is, please contact us today. About QB…

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ADHD Signs in Adults 

ADHD Signs in Adults  150 150 Aware Behavioral Health

Because next month is ADHD Awareness Month, it is a good time to go over the signs and symptoms of ADHD. Very often, this mental health condition is underdiagnosed, particularly in adults. A significant reason for that is that the best-known symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder are those that children experience. Those who struggle with ADHD as adults can experience the condition in different ways.  By knowing how ADHD most often presents, patients can conduct a self-screening process to determine if they are potentially living with ADHD, making it easier to then get the help they need. How ADHD…

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OCD Indicators: Signs and Symptoms of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

OCD Indicators: Signs and Symptoms of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder 150 150 Aware Behavioral Health

Although researchers estimate that over 2 million people in the country suffer from OCD, only about one third of that number seek treatment. Part of this is because many people do not understand that the symptoms they are experiencing are signs of OCD. 5 Signs of OCD Symptoms of OCD will often consist of both obsessions and compulsions, but some patients do experience only one. These symptoms also tend to begin gradually, with only one or two mild symptoms at the beginning, which can make it difficult to identify OCD in yourself. If you have noticed any of the following,…

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Strategies for Managing ADHD Symptoms as an Adult

Strategies for Managing ADHD Symptoms as an Adult 150 150 Aware Behavioral Health

Most of the conversation around Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD, centers around children and teenagers. These age groups do tend to have many problems when it comes to ADHD, from getting the diagnosis for the first time or navigating school and friendships. So it is not hard to find resources if you have a child or teen with this disorder. But there are also more than 11 million adults in the country with ADHD. Whether you have been dealing with this since childhood or just received a diagnosis, ADHD can still make it difficult to fulfill daily tasks and…

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