ADD/ADHD Specialist

Attention deficit disorder and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder are pervasive conditions that make it difficult for children to focus and excel in school. These disorders can also lead to behavioral problems. Dr. Alexander Grewal of MyMD Medical Group offers diagnosis and treatment to patients struggling with the symptoms of ADD or ADHD. To make an appointment with Dr. Alexander Grewal, please contact MyMD Medical Group on the Upper East Side in New York City, today.

ADD/ADHD Q & A

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What is ADD/ADHD?

ADD and ADHD are two mental disorders that usually appear in childhood but may continue into adulthood. Both of these disorders cause children to have trouble concentrating on important tasks at school and at home. However, children with ADHD also suffer from hyperactivity, which also makes it difficult for them to be calm and still.

What Causes ADD and ADHD?

Scientists believe that ADD and ADHD is the result of a combination of problems, including genetic factors, environmental factors, and developmental problems. Certain characteristics make both of these disorders more likely, including:

  • Having a blood relative with ADD or ADHD
  • Maternal drug use during pregnancy
  • Premature birth
  • Exposure to environmental toxins

What are the Symptoms of ADD and ADHD?

Children with ADD or ADHD often experience:

  • Trouble with organization
  • Difficulty following instructions
  • Inability to focus on a task
  • Making careless mistakes
  • Being easily distracted

Children who have ADHD may also struggle with:

  • Fidgeting
  • Needing to be in constant motion
  • Inability to wait for a turn
  • Interrupting others
  • Trouble staying quiet

Some of these symptoms are normal in children. However, children with ADD or ADHD will experience these symptoms continuously or with greater severity. The symptoms will also affect the child’s life significantly.

How Does Dr. Alexander Grewal Treat ADD/ADHD?

Before recommending any treatment for ADD or ADHD, Dr. Alexander Grewal will evaluate your child thoroughly to confirm the diagnosis. This process may involve a physical exam, psychological exam, interviews with your child, and interviews with other people in their life.

If Dr. Alexander Grewal confirms that your child struggles with ADD or ADHD, he will recommend treatment options. One of the most common treatments recommended to children with either of these disorders is medication. Medications may cause side effects so Dr. Alexander Grewal needs to be kept informed on any changes, good and bad.

In addition to medications, children with ADD or ADHD may also benefit from behavioral therapy, individual counseling, family counseling, and social skills training. Dr. Alexander Grewal will discuss all of these treatment options with you so you can make the right choice. In many cases, he will recommend a combination of treatments to provide the best possible results for your child.

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121 East 60th Street, Suite 3C
Upper East Side

New York, NY 10022
Phone: 212-220-0856
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