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October is ADHD Awareness Month
10/20/2020 • Posted by Fidelis Care in Children's Health, Corporate News, Health and Wellness

 

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 If you or a family member is struggling with ADHD symptoms, you are not alone. Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common mental disorders affecting children - and many adults. 

There are many treatment options that can help reduce symptoms and improve functioning. Treatment options can include lifestyle modifications, medication, psychotherapy, or a combination of these. If you have questions about which treatment is right for you or your child, follow up with your doctor. If you don’t have a doctor or a psychiatric provider, you can use our find a doctor tool to find a network provider in your area: https://www.fideliscare.org/Find-A-Doctor#/search.

If you or your child is starting or restarting medication therapy, make sure you see your doctor for all scheduled appointments. The best medication treatment for ADHD can vary based on the individual. That’s why it’s important that you or your child are seen regularly by your ADHD provider, who will monitor your response to medication therapy, and adjust medications as needed to ensure that the medication regimen is working as it should. 

If you don’t know when your next appointment is, or if you missed your last appointment, don’t worry! Life can be stressful and sometimes things fall through the cracks. We understand that the COVID-19 crisis can make it difficult to stay on track with routine medical care, so we also want you to know that most providers are now scheduling telehealth appointments. You or your child can be seen from the safety, comfort, and security of your home if needed. Please call your doctor today, and schedule your or your child’s next visit, or ask any questions you may have.

 


For additional resources for ADHD:

https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/adhd-listing.shtml

https://www.aacap.org/AACAP/AACAP/Families_and_Youth/Facts_for_Families/FFF-Guide/Children-Who-Cant-Pay-Attention-Attention-Deficit-Hyperactivity-Disorder-006.aspx

https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-adhd/index.shtml#part_145449

https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/adhd/treatment.html

https://chadd.org/adhd-and-covid-19/