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Livingspring Family Medical Center

Primary Care Physicians & Family Practice Physicians located in Mansfield, TX

Kids with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) often struggle in school, at home, and in social settings. Getting tested is the first step and is a service on offer from the team at Livingspring Family Medical Center in Mansfield, Texas. Scheduling a visit is as simple as calling the office during routine business hours or spending a few moments on the online scheduling page.

What are some of the signs that a child may have ADHD?

ADHD is a common neurodevelopmental disorder that usually develops during childhood. Kids with ADHD often find it difficult to meet the expectations set at school. 


ADHD is categorized into two primary types: inattentive and hyperactive-impulsive. 


Predominantly inattentive ADHD

Kids with this type of ADHD often struggle to stay on task or pay attention to instructions or details. They often forget daily routines and may become easily distracted. They tend to dislike tasks that demand sustained mental effort and prefer shorter, more hands-on activities. 

Predominantly hyperactive/inattentive ADHD

Kids with this type of ADHD have a hard time staying still. They often struggle in classrooms or social settings where remaining quietly seated is expected, and they prefer to move around or fidget. They are often perceived as talking “too much” or interrupting others. 


Kids who display behaviors from both of these types are diagnosed with combined type ADHD. It’s important to note that adults can also experience ADHD. Treatment can make it easier to perform well in work and educational settings. 

What is the process for screening for ADHD?

QbTest is a computer-based ADHD assessment tool that measures an individual’s ability to control impulsive movement while experiencing various stimuli. You’re asked to sit in front of a computer monitor while wearing a comfortable headband with a reflective ball. 


You’re then instructed to activate a button on a handheld device when you see certain symbols on the screen. The system collects data on how often you push the button impulsively. Meanwhile, the headband device collects information on all movements throughout the screening. The QbTest is designed for people between the ages of 6 and 60.

What kinds of treatment help manage ADHD?

Medication is often used to treat ADHD, but drug therapy is highly customized to meet each person’s unique needs. There are a number of different drugs to choose from, and it takes time to find the right option and dosage to meet your needs. 


Behavior therapy is also a wonderful way to manage ADHD. Therapists work one-on-one with kids to help them learn more effective behavior management methods. 


When you’re ready to begin, booking a visit at Livingspring Family Medical Center is as simple as a quick phone call or a few moments on the online booking page, which is available around the clock.