We don’t focus on medication alone. We also emphasize the importance of adequate nutrition, exercise, sleep, stress management and structure within the home, the school, and the community, no matter what mental health disorder may be encountered.
We work with parents to develop a whole person treatment approach.
We understand that many parents are often reluctant to put their child or adolescent with ADHD on medication. Our child psychiatrists are highly experienced and sensitive to parents’ concerns. If we believe that medication may be helpful as part of a comprehensive treatment approach, they make an extra effort to educate parents about the risks and benefits of medications, while simultaneously helping parents to understand that they in no way are obligated to choose medication as a treatment.
Research indicates that the most effective way to treat ADHD in a child is with a combination of medication and psychotherapy that involves not only the child but also the parents. Our philosophy is hinged on a family centric approach.
When we prescribe medication for children and adolescents, it is never a stand-alone treatment, but is always part of a comprehensive treatment plan that may include individual therapy, family therapy, parent coaching, school consultations, ADHD coaching, or professional organizing services.
Many children have coexisting conditions like anxiety and depression. We specialize in comorbidity, by employing a comprehensive treatment approach.
We understand that parents are often reluctant for their child or adolescent to take stimulant medication. If we believe that medication may be helpful as part of a comprehensive treatment approach, our staff psychiatrist will make an extra effort to educate parents about the risks and benefits of medications, while simultaneously helping parents to understand that they in no way are obligated to chose medication as a treatment.