The challenges of diagnosing ADHD

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) ADHD diagnoses are on the rise, climbing from 9.5% of all school-aged children in 2007 to 11% of children in 2011 – a nearly 16% increase. The skyrocketing rates of ADHD diagnosis have lead to a great deal of public debate about whether ADHD is being over-diagnosed or misdiagnosed, and about whether today’s push for performance is partly to blame.

Dr. Timothy Royer, of Neurocore, can help families. Many people with true ADHD suffer from co-existing conditions with related symptoms. These co-occurring conditions may include: obsessive-compulsive disorder, operational defiant disorder, depression, anxiety or learning disabilities.

Currently, an ADHD diagnosis is given after a child meets six or more criteria from a list of about 9 symptoms, such as:

  • Fails to pay close attention to details, or makes careless mistakes.
  • Difficulty sustaining attention.
  • Does not appear to listen.
  • Struggles to carry out instructions.
  • Difficulty with organization.
  • Demonstrates lack of impulse control.
  • Avoids or dislikes tasks requiring sustained mental effort.
  • Loses things or is forgetful in daily activities.
  • Is easily distracted.
  • Is often “on the go” or acts as if “driven by a motor.”

Neurocore wants to partner with pediatricians to help increase the accuracy of ADHD diagnosis. Neurocore uses EEG equipment to help diagnose ADHD, and has been doing so for 10 years. Summer is the perfect time to get to the bottom of your child’s focus and attention problems.

Neurocore Summer Special

  • $99 diagnostic, brain health assessment (regularly priced at $250)
  • Special runs all summer

eightWest viewers can take advantage of an extra sweet deal and bring in additional family members for just $50 each. Come in before July 31.

  • Household member #1 – $99
  • Household member #2 – $50
  • Household member #3 – $50
  • Household member #4 – $50, etc.

eightWest viewers should mention promo code 8WSUMMER. Call today at 1-800-600-4096.

Locations:
Grandville
Grand Rapids
Holland
Kalamazoo
Okemos
Livonia
Sterling Heights
Bloomfield Hills

1-800-600-4096
theneurocore.com

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