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October is ADHD Awareness Month

adhd-photoADHD affects people of every age, gender, IQ, and religious and socioeconomic background. People with ADHD may have trouble paying attention, controlling impulsive behaviors (may act without thinking about what the result will be), or be overly active. Although ADHD can't be cured, it can be successfully managed and some symptoms may improve as the child ages.

It is normal for children to have trouble focusing and behaving at one time or another. However, children with ADHD do not just grow out of these behaviors. The symptoms continue and can cause difficulty at school, at home, or with friends.

A child with ADHD might:

  • daydream a lot
  • forget or lose things a lot
  • squirm or fidget
  • talk too much
  • make careless mistakes or take unnecessary risks
  • have a hard time resisting temptation
  • have trouble taking turns
  • have difficulty getting along with others

Learn more about signs and symptoms

Summit offers a variety of services for children with ADHD including diagnostic evaluations and individual and family counseling.

Click here to learn more about our clinical services.

Click here for information about Summit's Summer Treatment Program.

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Click here for more information about ADHD.