Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) July 09, 2011
WellStep Atlanta, an outpatient medical and behavioral treatment center, announces the opening of the Atlanta Center for Adult ADHD.
Attention Deficit Disorder is a common condition among children and adolescents and has been diagnosed with increasing frequency among adults as well. Research shows that up to 60% of children with ADHD continue to have symptoms through adolescence and into adulthood.
Symptoms of Adult ADHD can include difficulty paying close attention to details, making careless mistakes, finding it hard to organize activities or finish a task, having difficulty following instructions or conversations and being forgetful in daily activities as well as frequently losing things. Some adults with ADHD are quite restless and fidgety.
ADHD diagnosis is made through from clinical evaluation, behavioral testing and the Quotient ADHD System, a computerized device that accurately measures motion and shifts in attention. The test takes 20 minutes for adolescents and adults
Treatment of ADHD usually involves medication, either stimulant (such as Dexedrine or methyphenidate) or non-stimulant (such as amoxetine). Behavioral counseling, ADHD coaching and neurofeedback is also offered.
Mark S. Banov, MD, MPH, FACPM is Medical Director of th WellStep. Dr. Banov is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University, the Medical University of South Carolina and the Harvard School of Public Health. As a Principal Investigator and Clinical Investigator, he has participated in FDA-regulated trials of new treatments for ADHD and other psychiatric and behavioral disorders.
More information on the Center for Adult ADHD can be found at http://www.WellStep.com/adultadhd.php.
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