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When looking for family medicine doctors in the Versailles-Midway area that can treat ADHD / ADD, contact Versailles Family Medicine, with locations at 460 Wilson Avenue in Versailles and at 324 North Gratz Street in Midway.

The exact cause of ADHD or ADD is not known, but extensive research suggests that genetics may play a role ADHD is a medical condition named attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder that impacts a person’s ability to pay attention, finish tasks and sit still. ADD is a type of ADHD called attention-deficit disorder. ADHD and ADD can make life difficult, whether you are an adult or child. Signs or symptoms of ADHD or ADD differ based on which subtype of ADHD the person has, predominately inattention and hyperactivity.

ADHD is typically considered a diagnosis given to children, but the truth is, it is a lifelong disorder. It is not a diagnosis a person grows out of; it simply evolves into different issues impacting adult responsibilities and relationships. Without treatment, the impulsivity, disorganization, lack of motivation and inability to focus can wreak havoc on an individual’s personal and professional life.

Adults who find themselves constantly distracted, disorganized, forgetful, late and/or overwhelmed by responsibilities, and who have been this way since childhood, may have adult ADD/ADHD. Children who have extreme difficulty paying attention, or concentrating, are overly impulsive, or hyperactive may have attention deficit disorder. ADHD/ADD can have a major impact on your ability to learn and your relationships.

At Versailles Family Medicine, a child or adult can be diagnosed with ADHD during a physical exam. During the exam, we’ll take a full medical history of the family and determine if there are other causes of the symptoms the child or adult is experiencing. ADHD can’t be cured, so the goal of treatment is to relieve the symptoms associated with the condition. Treatments for ADHD range from counseling and education to medication. If medication is required, Versailles Family Medicine will work closely with you to determine the most appropriate medication for you or your child.

ADHD and ADD can make life difficult, whether youre an adult or a child. For help, contact Versailles Family Medicine.Signs that ADHD may be at play are the following:

  • Easily distracted
  • Unable to follow instructions
  • Unable to concentrate when spoken to
  • Forgetful
  • Unable to finish tasks or projects
  • Avoiding tasks that require concentration
  • Easily frustrated
  • Fidget constantly
  • Talk a lot
  • Interrupt people talking

Risk factors for ADHD and ADD:

  • Gender - males are more likely to develop ADHD or ADD than females.
  • Age - most patients diagnosed with ADHD or ADD experience symptoms before the age of 12 and some can be diagnosed as early as 3.
  • Maternal drug use - if your mother used drugs while pregnant, you may be at higher risk of developing ADHD.
  • Exposure to toxins - exposure to lead paint or other toxins can put you at higher risk of developing ADHD or ADD.

In combination with behavioral therapy, there are several prescription drugs that have been successful in treating ADHD, allowing children and adults to lead normal, productive lives. Versailles Family Medicine will monitor the patient every three months to see how things are progressing.

PA-C Jared Harper, PA-C Claire Schack and PA-C Elizabeth Watts see patients in our Versailles office.  PA-C Jenna Daniel and APRN Lena Nickell see patients in our Midway office.  Dr. Brian Smith and APRN Sammi Nichols see patients in our Versailles and Midway offices. 

For ADHD / ADD treatment, contact Versailles Family Medicine online or by calling (859) 879-0111 and arrange an appointment.

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