Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)/Payne Whitney Westchester

The Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Service at Payne Whitney Westchester provides assessment and treatment for adults and children who are affected by this illness. A person with ADHD has problems with inattention, impulsiveness, and hyperactivity that interfere with more than one area of life.

ADHD is thought to have a physical basis in most cases, but may be related to differences in brain function, heredity, exposure to toxins before birth, and injury to the brain. Treatment of ADHD often consists of stimulants or other medications, a consistent and predictable daily schedule, support, counseling or therapy, limit setting, discipline and consistent rules, special education, skills training for getting along with others, behavior modification, occupational therapy, support groups and education.