If your adolescent child struggles to pay attention, can’t stay focused, fidgets or talks excessively, and forgets to do daily activities, they may be showing signs of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder or ADHD. At Precise Research Centers in Flowood, Mississippi, Joseph Kwentus, MD, runs clinical trials to test the efficacy of the newest treatments available for this condition. The right treatment can improve your child’s life. Call today to find out how they can become a part of the latest trial or apply online.
ADHD (attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder) is a behavioral disorder that usually begins in childhood and often persists into adolescence and even adulthood, causing problems with learning, work, and social relationships.
People affected by ADHD find it hard to control their disruptive behaviors. They get into trouble at school or with their peers and family.
The clinical trials performed at Precise Research Centers focus on adolescent ADHD. Young people in this age group often demonstrate behaviors associated with ADHD from time to time. The behaviors become a problem if they’re consistent.
It’s important you have your teen diagnosed by a professional if you suspect they have ADHD.
Symptoms to watch for include:
Your teen might seem like they live in a world of their own. They may also be constantly fidgety, loud, and impatient. Adults tend to label children and adolescents as difficult and disruptive when they exhibit these symptoms.
ADHD isn’t caused by excessive sugar intake, too much screen time, or poor parenting. These factors may contribute to the severity of symptoms but don’t cause the condition itself.
Researchers believe factors like brain injury, maternal alcohol or tobacco use during pregnancy, premature delivery, and exposure to lead or other environmental risks at a young age may be to blame.
Medication and behavior therapy can help a teen with ADHD manage their symptoms.
The team runs clinical trials at Precise Research Centers for the latest medications to help manage ADHD symptoms. The medications may include stimulants as well as antidepressants and anti-anxiety drugs.
Your teen also benefits from support from the caring, professional staff. They can offer support to help your teen manage behaviors that make living with ADHD challenging. The staff also supports the family during treatment.
To learn more about clinical trials for adolescent ADHD, contact Precise Research Centers. Call today or use the online tool to reach out.