Attention Deficit Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Evaluation and Management

At Lake Area Pediatrics, we are comfortable diagnosing and treating children and adolescents with ADD/ ADHD. If you are concerned that your child may have ADD / ADHD, please call for an appointment. The diagnosis is made through a combination of teacher and parent rating scales as well as detailed interviews with the parents and the child or adolescent. Quotient computerized testing is also used as an important tool to help correlate symptoms and to manage medication dosing response. Patients are treated with medication only if a diagnosis of ADD / ADHD is made. Behavior therapy may also be recommended depending on the child's age. Both the patients and their family and friends are usually very pleased with the positive changes that can often be seen immediately in their everyday lives. Patients are followed closely, especially after the initial diagnosis is made.

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