Attention Deficit Disorder, also known as ADD, is a neurological disorder that encompasses mild-to-severe behavioral problems that can negatively impact someone's psychological, emotional, and physical health. This chronic neurological condition affects people of all ages, but often begins in childhood, and progresses into adulthood. Although there is no cure, the providers here at Northwest Psychiatry can accurately diagnose the condition and treat the signs through counseling, medication, or both. If you have questions, concerns, or want to learn more about the indications, read more below and schedule a consultation with Dr. Arvinder Walia in our Austin, TX, office.
What is ADD?
Attention Deficit Disorder is a neurobehavioral disorder in which the most significant characteristics are procrastination, inattention, disorganization, and distraction. Although doctors speculate that the primary cause is genetics, they can't officially confirm this. ADD is often accompanied by internal, aggressive, and oppositional disorders, such as anxiety, depression, autism, Tourette's, and others. People who struggle with the condition may find it difficult to wait for their turn, walk away from tasks before finishing them, or avoid ones that require mental effort. Individuals might also make careless mistakes, have trouble remaining calm, and squirm in a chair when ordered to stay seated.
Signs of ADD
This complex disorder is composed of various symptoms, including:
- Being disorganized and inattentive
- Inability to focus and pay attention to details
- Easily distracted by trivial noises that others might ignore
- Effortlessly forgetting about daily activities like appointments
- Experience difficulty staying on one topic while talking with others
Concerned? Give our Austin, TX, Office a Call
For more information about ADD, the other conditions we treat, and any of the other services provided here at Northwest Psychiatry, visit our website. For appointment scheduling in our Austin, TX, office, please call (512) 342-7979.