Behavioral Clinic for children and young adults

Metro 512-930-0191

FAX 512-863-3784

3613 Williams Dr, Ste 801

Georgetown, TX 78628

Dr Hossalla has a special interest in ADHD

During Dr. Hossalla's 25 year pediatric career, ADHD became her special interest.

ADHD is not a deficiency, disease or a disorder, but rather a difference in the way affected brains process information and stimulate action. Because 90% of the population lacks this difference, people with ADHD often must function in environments (like school or work) designed for others.

Untreated ADHD has risks

Untreated ADHD teens have a 1.9 times increase in risk for drug and alcohol abuse. They are also at greater risk for dropping out of school. Studies have shown that as young drivers, untreated teenagers with ADHD have 400% more speeding violations and motor vehicle accidents. Furthermore, those accidents are more lethal.

First step is an initial evaluation

ADHD comes in three varieties:

  • Inattention and hyperactivity in combination is the most common type.
  • Inattentive type, with little or no hyperactivity is more difficult to identify.
  • Primarily hyperactive ADHD is actually the rarest type since the incidence of hyperactivity decreases as individuals mature.

Initial evaluations often take an hour or more. They cannot be rushed. If your child is having trouble in school and / or relating with the "right" social groups, contact us to set up an initial consultation. Making an office visit appointment

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