Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

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    A neurodevelopmental disorder that is characterized by a persistent pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity that interferes with functioning or development, has symptoms presenting in two or more settings (e.g. at home, school, or work; with friends or relatives; in other activities), and negatively impacts directly on social, academic or occupational functioning. Children with ADHD have difficulty focusing (picking something on which to pay attention), sustaining focus (paying attention for as long as is needed), and shifting focus (moving attention from one thing to another); tend to fidget, talk excessively or be constantly "on the go"; and speak and act on impulse rather than waiting their turn. Symptoms typically worsen in situations like the classroom that require sustained focus and self-application, and may be absent when the child is in a new or one-to-one situation. In the adult form of ADHD, the symptoms associated with hyperactivity may diminish while those related to inattention and impulsiveness persist. Adult symptoms may include lack of attention to detail, inability to maintain focus, poor listening skills, disorganization, forgetfulness, misplacing or losing things, being overwhelmed by tasks of daily living, difficulty sustaining friendships or intimate relationships, impulsive spending habits, restlessness, irritability, low tolerance for frustration, emotional outbursts and poor self esteem. There is no single test to diagnose ADHD, and many other problems, like sleep disorders, anxiety, depression, and certain types of learning disabilities, can have similar symptoms.

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    Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
    ADHD Support GroupProvide support for patients, family and friends diagnosed with ADHD.CumberlandHealth South Rehabilitation, Hospital of MechanicsburgHealthSouth Rehabilitation
    Alternative Community Resource Program - Summer Treatment ProgramProvides treatment for children ages 5 to 12 and adolescents ages 13-18 with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or similar disorders. It is tailored to each child’s behavioral, emotional, and interpersonal needs. The ultimate goal is to build on a child’s social and emotional skills so he or she can return to school ready to succeed.CambriaSummer Treatment ProgramAlternative Community Resource Program, Inc.
    American Coaching Association - Attention Deficit Disorder CoachingFor the person with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), a partnership with a coach can help by refocusing the client's energy, turning failure and frustration in the direction of accomplishment, fulfillment, and self-esteem. Specifically, individuals with ADD benefit from coaching which emphasizes four basic areas: - Structure - Skills - Support - Strategies ADD coaches help individuals to set goals, accept limitations and acknowledge strengths, develop social skills, and create strategies that enable them to be more effective in managing their day-to-day lives. They do this by establishing a pattern of frequent communication with clients to make sure they are focused and working steadily toward their goals.MontgomeryAmerican Coaching Association - Montgomery; Lafayette HillAmerican Coaching Association
    Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) - Pittsburgh and Vicinity Adult Satellite Of CHADDAlleghenyChildren and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)
    Hahnemann University Hospital - Child/Adolescent Behavioral TherapyServes children and adolescents with behavior problems such as: ADD/ADHD, depression, bedwetting, eating disorders.PhiladelphiaHahnemann University Hospital - Philadelphia; North Broad StreetHahnemann University Hospital
    Horsham Clinic - The Children's ProgramThe Horsham Clinic provides an inpatient unit for children four through twelve with severe emotional or behavioral problems. Generally, children are referred when they are unable to be safely maintained in the home or school environment. A comprehensive assessment and evaluation is completed to ensure appropriate diagnosis and treatment. Children who come to the program have a variety of problems including, attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder, bipolar illness, and other behavioral disorders. A special team of child psychiatrists, mental health social workers, nurses, allied therapists, teachers, and counselors work together to develop the most appropriate treatment plan. Extensive family therapy and education is provided. The Adolescent Inpatient Program also offers education and support on topics related to alcohol, drugs and risky behaviors led by a certified addictions counselor. MontgomeryThe Horsham Clinic - Montgomery; HorshamHorsham Clinic
    Penn Foundation - Wrap AroundWrap Around, also known as Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Services (BHRS), is a community-based, empowerment approach for families of children and adolescents (birth to age 21) with emotional and/or behavioral difficulties. Emotional and behavioral problems can include: - Adjustment Disorders - Anxiety Disorders - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - Conduct Disorders - Grief Reactions - Mood Disorders - Physical Abuse - Sexual AbuseBucksPenn Foundation - Bucks; SellersvillePenn Foundation
    Understood.org - Resources for Parents Learning to Understand Learning and Attention Issues - Nationwide; Web ResourceWeb Resource that encompasses childhood and adolescent issues ranging from self-esteem building to learning differences. Webinars and conference calls with experts as well as a community for finding tools and resources to assist in understanding how to navigate the information you need to help your child succeed.Understood.org - New York; Web ResourceUnderstood.org
    Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic Attention Deficit DisorderOngoing Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) program includes assessment, therapy, and medication if necessary; social skills training; school intervention; group parent training; a specialized program for adolescents; and a Saturday treatment program.AlleghenyWestern Psychiatric Institute and Clinic Attention Deficit DisordUPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital

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