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 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.
ADHD comes in three varieties:
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