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January 19, 2015

Child & Family Development help kids and teens with anxiety, ADHD


Our team of 6 doctoral psychologists regularly evaluate and treat children, teens and young adults with anxiety and attention difficulties.  Sometimes, these conditions occur in isolation, but both can apply. 

Anxiety can be both a symptom and a disorder itself. Children with anxiety may talk about their fears and worries but some may not be able to articulate the underlying cause of their restlessness or feelings of irritation.  Anxiety is often complicated by symptoms of irritability, distractibility, difficulty concentrating or trouble eating or sleeping. Some children may complain of stomach aches, headaches or body soreness. While some worry is normal for most children, it is a serious concern when it interferes with a child’s functioning and life. 

ADHD is a neurobiological disorder, not a symptom. Anxiety, however, is often a symptom of an attention disorder or can present itself as one. ADHD is characterized by having difficulty sustaining attention, being easily distracted, hyperactive and impulsive. Children with ADHD may also struggle with emotional meltdowns, low self-esteem, troubled relationships and poor performance in school.  It is important to properly identify the source of the dysfunction.

At Child and Family Development, we provide comprehensive diagnostic evaluations to investigate if a child has an anxiety disorder, ADHD or both.

Read more about the psycho-educational evaluations here.  

Our team is ready to help:

Gretchen Hunter, Ph.D. Joy Granetz, Ph.D.
Aleksandra Liss, Psy.D.  Brandyn Street, Ph.D.
Devon Redmond, Ph.D. Chris Vrabel, Psy.D.

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