General Pediatrics located in Spring Valley, Las Vegas, NV


ADHD services offered in Spring Valley, Las Vegas, NV

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common neurodevelopmental disorder that’s often diagnosed during childhood. Kids with ADHD often face unique challenges, and for many families in Las Vegas, Nevada, Mimi Kuriakose, MD, of Las Vegas Pediatrics offers a wonderful resource for diagnosing and treating this condition. Call today to book a visit, or use the simple online scheduling tool.


What is ADHD?

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common condition in children and one that can have a negative impact on their ability to succeed in school, family, or social settings. Researchers are still working to determine the causes of ADHD but believe that a combination of genetic and environmental factors are to blame. 

Fortunately, treatments can help kids with ADHD thrive. Getting a proper diagnosis is the first step in getting treatment. 

What are some signs my child might have ADHD?

There are two primary types of ADHD, categorized by the symptoms presented. 

Predominantly inattentive 

Kids with this form of ADHD often struggle to maintain attention or follow through with tasks. They might forget to do things, lose track of their belongings, or not listen when being spoken to. 

Predominantly hyperactive

Kids with this type of ADHD have a very hard time sitting still and waiting their turn. They tend to run, climb, and jump at inappropriate times, and seem to be always fidgeting or on the go.

Kids who present symptoms from both of these groups are classified as having combined type ADHD.  

Very often, it’s a teacher or caregiver who first notices the signs of ADHD. This may be because people who spend a great deal of time working with kids can easily identify when behaviors fall outside of the norm. 

Are there treatments that can help with ADHD?

Medication can help regulate your child’s behaviors, giving them the focus needed to succeed at school and with friends. Drug therapy, however, is never the sole approach. 

Behavioral therapy helps kids with ADHD learn how to identify when their actions fall outside of what’s expected and how to make choices that better align with the setting. Parents also benefit from therapy to learn how to effectively parent a child with ADHD. 

If you’re concerned about your child’s behavior and would like to schedule a behavioral consultation, call the office today. Online booking is also an option, providing easy access to bookings for mental health and behavioral health services.

The team at Las Vegas Pediatrics has extensive connections with local ADHD clinics and can provide referrals as needed.