The LodeStone Center has a number of clinicians that provide treatment for ADHD across all ages. It is our goal to match you with a therapist that will best fit your needs and provide you with the best care possible. If you would like more information, or would like to request a first visit with a therapist, you can either fill out the contact form on this page and we will get in touch with you or you can also call us directly at 847-802-4058.
How Does ADHD Treatment Work?
This depends on the specific problems and the severity of the symptoms. Sometimes, medication can be a huge help. In other cases, children benefit from learning strategies to help them cope with the disorder, and parents can learn to adapt their behavior management strategies to work better with the challenges kids with ADHD face. In adolescents and adults, medication can also help with inattention, as can several therapy approaches. A combination of multiple treatment options is often the best approach to ADHD treatment and therapy should be tailored to your specific needs as an individual.
What is ADHD?
ADHD is a disorder usually first seen in childhood, though it can continue into adolescence and adulthood. The disorder is characterized by difficulty paying attention or staying on task, difficulty controlling behaviors, and an unusually high degree of activity. In ADHD, the part of the brain that helps us ignore unnecessary sensory information does not work as well as it is supposed to and does not “tune-out” the information you don’t need. This interferes with focus, attention, and energy levels. For people with ADHD, life is much like trying to have a quiet conversation at a rock concert.
Signs and Symptoms of ADHD:
- Difficulty with attention to details
- Difficulty maintaining attention
- Not listening to instructions
- Difficulty with organizing tasks and activities
- Frequently losing things
- Fidgeting or squirming
- Leaving one’s seat inappropriately
- Feelings of restlessness
- Excessive talking
- Acts as though “driven by a motor”
If you think you or someone you love may have ADHD, and have any questions or concerns regarding therapy for ADHD, please don’t hesitate to call and speak with one of our therapists. We are happy to answer questions, help look into your insurance benefits or explain how counseling might be beneficial to you. If you have questions, and would like to speak to one of our mental health professionals, contact us today.