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What is ADD / ADHD?

ADHD stands for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. Most children who have ADHD have signs of both hyperactivity and inattention while some may have only signs of attention problems. The inattentive type is sometimes referred to as attention-deficit disorder (ADD). However, ADD is really a form of ADHD.
What are the symptoms of ADHD?
The primary indicator for ADHD includes inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity that is inappropriate for the childs age. However, it is important to note that for an accurate diagnosis, a thorough and extensive history including neuropsychological testing along with a physician evaluation is essential.
Neuro-psychological testing helps to objectively assess attention and evaluate other aspects of learning such as memory, reading, and auditory language skills.Interestingly, parents of children with ADHD often notice tendencies toward hyperactivity and impulsivity that are present even from a very early age.
It is common for hyperactive children who have ADHD to show signs of consistent hyperactive behavior before the age of 7. Mothers of children with ADHD sometimes even remember that their baby was unusually active in the womb, while many parents of children with ADHD often describe their children as having been fussy and difficult to quiet as babies.

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WHY ARE WE DIFFERENT?

Most medical doctors who treat ADD/ADHD do so as part of a larger practice. ADHD Specialists focuses primarily on only treating ADD and related conditions. This intense focus allows us to continually sharpen our clinical skills, attend specialized training, utilize the latest therapies, and build our process to meet the specific needs of our clients.

Often medical, testing and counseling services are all separately owned and located practices. It just does not make sense to have to travel from one location to another to treat the same condition. Besides the issue of time and travel, how cohesive and effective is care being delivered in multiple locations by multiple, unrelated providers who don’t have time to talk to each other?

We Are Conveniently Located

in the Northern area of Los Angeles, the San Fernando Valley, in the City of Encino, near the 405 and 101 freeway interchange.
15720 Ventura Blvd. #503

Encino, CA 91436