Thousands of people of every age are referred for mental health services each year. One of the leading reasons for children being referred is ADHD or attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. One out of every twenty children is impacted by this condition, with the majority of those receiving a diagnosis being male. However, ADHD does not respect gender, and the entire spectrum of genders can be impacted by it. Initially, this condition was thought only to affect children but is now known to impact individuals of all ages. Mental Health Haven is a safe and judgment-free provider of mental health services for ADHD in the Stuart, FL, area.

How Mental Health Haven Helps Patients With ADHD

Despite the current understanding that ADHD impacts individuals of all ages, it’s uncommon for adults to be diagnosed. These diagnoses are less common due to a lack of data about ADHD in adults. What is known is that there is a 66% likelihood that children with ADHD will grow into adults with symptoms. This condition can increase the likelihood of behavioral, emotional, social, and learning difficulties throughout their development. When ADHD first appears during adolescence, it carries into adulthood in 33-50% of cases. Development of ADD in adulthood is less common, and may point to an underlying issue such as trauma or anxiety. 

The root cause of ADHD isn’t well understood, though a few factors are known to be involved. The two most well-understood factors include:

  • Genetics – Nearly half of those diagnosed have parents or siblings with symptoms.
  • Chemical Imbalance- While the exact nature of the imbalance is still being studied, there’s a strong correlation between ADHD and chemical imbalances in the brain.

Current research reveals that nutritional factors play a role in the appearance of ADHD symptoms. For example, low levels of copper, iron, zinc, magnesium and Omega 3 fatty acids have been identified in children with ADHD. 

It’s common for ADHD to go undiagnosed until children reach their school-age years. This is partly due to the requirement that the symptoms be observed interfering with normal function in at least two environments. Further, at least six of the following symptoms must be demonstrated before a diagnosis can be reached:

  • Difficulty following instructions
  • Blurting out the answer
  • Easily distracted
  • Often makes mistakes
  • Running or climbing inappropriately
  • Struggles with focused listening
  • Often forgetful
  • Difficult staying on and completing tasks
  • Struggles with waiting their turn

Is It Time To Contact Mental Health Haven For ADHD Support?

When you’re looking for support in determining if you or your child is struggling with ADHD, it’s time to contact our team in Stuart, FL. Under the guidance of Kristen Chambers, we work hard to provide a supportive environment where you know you’re more than a patient file. We provide support through consultations, outpatient evaluations, nutritional counseling, holistic modalities, and medication options for patients of all ages. Together, you and Kristen Chambers will take steps to find effective treatments and management techniques for your symptoms. Call today and schedule your first appointment and start taking steps to get help with Mental Health Haven.