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ADHD / ADD Specialist

As a leading provider of medical services, Premier Family Medical offers treatment programs for a large number of medical concerns including mental health treatment for ADHD/ADD in the Utah County area. Here, patients can receive the most advanced treatment at locations in Pleasant Grove, American Fork, Lehi, Lindon, Mountain Point Medical Center, and Saratoga Springs, Utah.
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ADHD / ADD Q & A

What is ADHD/ADD?

ADHD is an acronym for a mental disorder referred to as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and ADD refers to attention deficit disorder. These conditions can affect both adults and children. In most cases, adults continue to have symptoms when the condition is left untreated as a child. The condition affects how the person retains information, focuses, retrieves information, and concentrates. People with ADD usually have trouble with being attentive and may be impulsive. Those with ADHD have issues with controlling their behavior, paying attention, and are also hyperactive.

What symptoms are connected with ADHD/ADD?

When a patient is overly impulsive, inattentive, and hyperactive it is frequently a sign of ADHD or ADD. Children can display similar habits in many different situations but this won’t necessarily mean that the child has one of these conditions. Those with these conditions will display these behaviors to an extreme degree and they typically get worse as the child grows up. Inattentive people:
  • Have problems paying attention
  • Do not listen when being spoken to
  • Cannot concentrate on a single thing intently
  • Have trouble with learning new material
  • Are distracted easily and deal with memory issues
  • Easily bored
Hyperactive children:
  • Have trouble with joining in quiet events
  • Squirm and fidget regularly
  • Constant motion is common
  • Talk incessantly
Impulsive children:
  • Frequently make inappropriate comments
  • Displays emotions without any restraint
  • Interrupts others a great deal
  • Unable to wait easily
These symptoms may not apply to every person with ADD or ADHD and some habits can be different. These are simply the most frequently seen. If you are concerned about yourself or someone you know, contact Premier Family Medical. The office can assist patients with a diagnosis and getting the right care.

What are the types of ADHD/ADD?

Different aspects of a person’s behavior can be affected by the conditions such as:
  • Predominantly Inattentive: Six or more qualities displayed fall under the inattentive behavior grouping. While these people typically don’t act out, they do have difficulty with paying attention to what is being said.
  • Predominantly Hyperactive/Impulsive: Six or more qualities displayed fit under the hyperactive behavior grouping. These patients act out and have difficulty getting along with classmates and coworkers.
  • Combination- This is when there are six or more qualities are found in both groupings, these patients are both hyperactive and inattentive.
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