All Kinds of News for November 07, 2018
More consideration is being placed on pediatric traumatic brain injury (PTBI) than ever before. Because of this, clinical professionals can better identify and treat PTBI than they could have previously. PTBI can cause a variety of neuropsychological deficits and can have a profound effect on an adolescent’s overall ability to function.
A number of studies have focused on attention deficits caused by PTBI, referred to as secondary attention-deficit/ hyperactivity disorder. Adolescents diagnosed with secondary ADHD do not have a history of ADHD prior to a PTBI.
Assessing and forming treatment plans for secondary ADHD
At ViewPoint Center, the assessment and treatment of secondary ADHD can become a primary focus based on an adolescent’s history. At ViewPoint Center:
- A great deal of attention placed on functional impairment such as slow processing and emotional dysregulation.
- Individualized assessments determine functioning and create an accurate treatment plan.
- Treatment for secondary ADHD often includes executive function training, psychosocial/behavioral treatment, and/or pharmacological treatments.
A full neuropsychological assessment will aid in determining where to place an emphasis in treatment. ViewPoint Center's goal to ensure this important component of future treatment is not overlooked and an educated decision can be made if an impairment is present.
About The ViewPoint Center
ViewPoint Center, a mental health assessment center for teens ages 12-17, is located just outside of Salt Lake City, Utah. With a program lasting 6-8 weeks, ViewPoint Center provides superior assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and stabilization for teens struggling with mental and behavioral issues such as suicidal ideation, anxiety disorders and eating disorders. In a safe, personalized environment, ViewPoint helps teens focus on the healing process.