Does your child or adolescent struggle with inattention, hyperactivity or impulsivity? Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder. People with ADHD may be disorganized, inconsistent in their performance, and may have difficulty sustaining relationships.

What are some symptoms of inattention?

  • difficulty paying close attention to details or making careless mistakes

  • difficulty sustaining attention

  • does not seem to listen

  • does not follow through

  • has difficulty organizing tasks and activities

  • avoids or dislikes tasks that require sustained mental effort

  • loses things

  • easily distracted

  • forgetful

What are some symptoms of hyperactivity?

  • fidgets with hands or feet or squirms in seat

  • leaves seat

  • runs about or climbs excessively

  • difficulty playing quietly

  • “on the go” or “driven by a motor”

  • talks excessively

What are some symptoms of impulsivity?

  • blurts out answers

  • difficulty awaiting turn

  • interrupts others

Treatment for children and adolescents with ADHD in Philadelphia:

Dr. Braunstein offers supportive, evidence-based therapy for children and adolescents with ADHD, tailored to their specific needs and preferences. Contact Dr. Braunstein to schedule an initial visit at her office in Center City Philadelphia.

Helpful external resources for ADHD:

Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder - ADHD

Russell A. Barkley, Ph.D. - ADHD