The D’Amore Solution to ADD/ADHD and Conduct Disorder
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D’AMORE TREATS ADD/ADHD AND CONDUCT DISORDER
Attention deficit/attention deficit hyperactivity (ADD/ADHD) and conduct disorders are usually associated with children and adolescents but can affect young adults and beyond. While ADD/ADHD are more commonly diagnosed mental health conditions, they are not always treated early enough or effectively, and can continue into adulthood. Similarly, with conduct disorder, the assumption that the child, adolescent or young adult is simply “acting out” and will outgrow the behavior prevents families from getting treatment. Furthermore, these conditions can also be masked by co-occurring substance abuse or behavioral disorders.
D’Amore Healthcare is Joint Commission accredited and California licensed to treat the symptoms of ADD / ADHD and conduct disorder, and to address the problems at the root causes of the disorders. We take your entire family, medical, social and psychological history into consideration. Our nationally recognized and California certified facility is designed to take those suffering from ADD/ADHD and conduct disorders out of their customary environments to aid in initial mood, cognition and behavior change.
Our expert and compassionate staff will guide you through a number of treatment modalities to give patients and their families the tools to manage, overcome and deal with ADD/ADHD and conduct disorder, and to build new, healthy habits and integrate back into positive social or learning environments.
PARTNERING WITH D’AMORE
Attending D’Amore Healthcare means removing yourself from the distractions and stresses of life that exacerbate the symptoms of ADD/ADHD and conduct disorder. Our approach to treatment planning and coping activities involves a number of treatment modalities, such as our signature “Build Me Up” program, which will not only improve your relations with others, but also bring about a greater understanding of yourself and your abilities through positive reinforcement. The program is founded on stress relief and rewards. In the environment of both, patients thrive. Compassion and goal setting are the foundation to these discoveries.
In our safe and comfortable mental health facility, you will find the support necessary to begin to implement the strategies you’ve learned and start living anew. We believe you are worth it, so call us anytime!
D’Amore Healthcare is a dual diagnosis, mental health treatment center for men and women specializing in the intervention, acute stabilization and residential treatment of ADD/AHDH and conduct disorder. We are located in the sunny, beach communities of Southern California.
We offer the following treatment modalities for those suffering from ADD/ADHD and conduct disorder:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
Positive Psychology and D’Amore’s Signature Positive Reinforcement Program, “Build Me Up”
Strategic Family Therapy
Integrative Functional Medicine
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ATTENTION DEFICIT DISORDERS
Attention Deficit Disorder and Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder are common enough that they have made their way into our popular lingo. Despite their prevalence, however, ADD/ADHD are conditions that require professional treatment. Not treating or self-treating ADD/ADHD can lead to other problems, including school or job performance, relationships and substance abuse, to name a few.
WHAT IS ATTENTION DEFICIT DISORDER?
ADD/ADHD are mental health conditions indicated by persistent inattention or lack of focus and/or impulsive or hyperactive behavior. This is usually most noticeable at school or work, where individuals may have trouble staying on task, appear constantly disorganized, or often make careless mistakes. It is estimated that over 50 million people worldwide suffer from some form of ADD/ADHD.
SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF ATTENTION DEFICIT DISORDER
The National Institute for Mental Health lists some of the following as indicators of ADD/ADHD:
Overlooking details or making careless mistakes at school or work
Trouble paying attention during lectures or meetings
“Spacing out” when spoken to directly
Being easily sidetracked or lacking follow through
Being unable to engage in quiet tasks or hobbies
Being overly talkative
ADD/ADHD are often co-occurring. Furthermore, individuals suffering from these conditions often “self-medicate” with alcohol or drugs, which often leads to substance abuse. If you or someone you love is suffering from one or both of these conditions, please consider professional treatment.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CONDUCT DISORDER
Those suffering from conduct disorder often have severely strained relationships with friends, families and coworkers. It is difficult to diagnose when the patient is abusing licit or illicit medications or inconsistent with doctor’s orders. Once a child reaches adulthood, conduct disorder is usually referred to as antisocial personality disorder. We are skilled in screening for both.
WHAT IS CONDUCT DISORDER?
Individuals suffering from conduct disorder display a disregard for socially acceptable behavior and often infringe upon or hurt the rights or feelings of others. These individuals often see themselves as superior to others and show no remorse for their actions. Conduct disorder has shown a strong genetic component, though traumatic events and home or social settings have also shown a correlation with the disorder.
SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF CONDUCT DISORDER
The American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders lists the following criteria for conduct disorder:
Failure to conform to social norms with respect to lawful behaviors as indicated by repeatedly performing acts that are grounds for arrest
Deception, as indicated by repeatedly lying, use of aliases, or conning others for personal profit or pleasure
Impulsivity or failure to plan ahead
Irritability and aggressiveness, as indicated by repeated physical fights or assaults;
reckless disregard for the safety of self or others
Consistent irresponsibility, as indicated by repeated failure to sustain consistent work behavior or honor financial obligations
Lack of remorse, as indicated by being indifferent to or rationalizing having hurt, mistreated, or stolen from another
A pattern of behavior meeting three or more of these criteria could indicate conduct disorder.
Conduct disorder is dangerous for those who suffer from it, also posing danger and extreme stress for those around them. Furthermore, it often presents with other mental health disorders such as bipolar, substance abuse, depression, anxiety and attention deficit hyperactivity. If you believe you or someone you love is suffering from conduct disorder, please Call D’Amore Healthcare for a thorough screening.