Do you have a teen that struggles with attention, focus, getting started on tasks and completing assignments on time? Does your teen also have problems with anxiety, low-self-esteem or relationship issues? Do they feel angry, pissed, down in the dumps, or absolutely nothing? Do you wish you could have peace in the home? You might need ADD ADHD treatment for teens.
We can help. We provide support, guidance and answers for Adolescent ADD/ADHD, anxiety, depression and social skill deficits.
Like many teens, your teen may think coming to see someone about their problems is the last thing they would like to do. We understand this and work to build a bond with your teen, making them feel heard, allowing them to finally get things off their chest. Once rapport is established and your teen is on board with the idea that we can help, we will do a comprehensive assessment to determine if they have ADD/ADHD or if something else is going on.
ADD ADHD Treatment For Teens
Here’s a story about a typical adolescent client we see with Adolescent ADD/ADHD. Names and places have been changed. Maybe he resembles your son or daughter. They were in our ADD ADHD Treatment for Teens program.
Steve, a tenth grader, at Bronx Science, is struggling at school. Though he has always had trouble concentrating, things have recently gotten worse as the demands have increased. In class, he finds his mind wandering. Sometimes the teacher will call on him and he has no idea what has been going on in. He often forgets his books in his locker, so he is usually unprepared for his classes. He does his homework but forgets to bring it to school. It’s not suprising that he feels school is almost a complete waste of time. His room is a complete mess, and he feels very unorganized. He often has trouble sitting still, and sometimes he snaps at his friends or family. Deep down he feels like crap and is teetering on full blown depression. His family is worried about him because of his grades and his attitude. He wants to do better, but he feels like his life is not in his control.
Steve has Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity or ADHD. People with ADHD generally have problems focusing their attention and are often restless and impulsive. ADHD is characterized by impulsiveness, distractibility, and disorganization. The symptoms are present from childhood with greater intensity than in the average person, so they interfere with daily functions. Though ADHD makes many areas of life difficult, it can be treated and managed.
Behavioral intervention is another common treatment approach for teens with ADHD. Proven psychosocial treatments include parent-teen training in problem-solving and communication skills, parent training in behavioral management methods and teacher training in classroom management.
The most common and effective treatment for teens with ADHD combines medication and psychosocial treatment approaches. This is sometimes referred to as multi-modal treatment.
To help your adolescent son or daughter with ADD/ADHD and any other co-occuring emotional problem, call the Sachs Center. We can be supportive partner in your teen’s struggles. For ADD ADHD treatment for teens, contact us below.