ADHD Specialist

Stedman Clinical Trials

Clinical Trials Center & Psychiatric Treatment located in Tampa, FL

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a prevalent mental health condition that affects as many as 10% of children in the United States. However, despite what was once previously believed, ADHD doesn’t go away as you get older. Highly-respected Stedman Clinical Trials in Tampa, Florida, participates in clinical trials for ADHD to better understand the disease and find more effective treatments. To learn more about ADHD clinical trials, call the office or click the online booking button.

ADHD Q & A

What is ADHD?

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder or ADHD is a mental health condition that makes it difficult to focus, pay attention, and sit still. Those with ADHD may also experience hyperactivity and impulsive behavior.

The symptoms caused by ADHD can affect many aspects of your life, including school, work, and relationships. For many years, ADHD was thought to be a childhood disorder that children grew out of as they matured. 

However, researchers now know that ADHD doesn’t go away when you become an adult, but your symptoms may change and continue to interfere with many aspects of your life. 

What are ADHD symptoms?

ADHD symptoms can vary in type and severity, and some symptoms may be more dominant than others. Common symptoms include:

  • Disorganization
  • Difficulty problem solving
  • Impulsive behavior
  • Lack of focus
  • Difficulty multitasking
  • Easily frustrated
  • Mood swings
  • Temper
  • Inability to cope with stress
  • Difficulty completing tasks
  • Talking out of turn
  • Disruptiveness

Researchers are still investigating the underlying cause of ADHD, but theorize that development of the mental health condition may be due to a combination of genetics, environmental factors, and central nervous system problems that occur at key developmental stages. 

How is ADHD diagnosed?

There’s no single test for diagnosing ADHD. However, symptoms usually develop before age 12. A physical exam and a review of your medical and family history may be used to help formulate a diagnosis. An ADHD or psychological test may also be used to assist with a diagnosis. 

What are the treatments for ADHD?

Currently, there is no cure for ADHD. Treatment revolves around managing symptoms and includes:

  • Prescription medications
  • Therapy
  • Education and training

No single medication or treatment works for everyone with ADHD, and it may take some time to find the right combination to help you manage your ADHD. 

Can I participate in a clinical trial for ADHD?

Stedman Clinical Trials wants to understand ADHD better and find more effective treatments to manage this common mental health condition and is currently looking for eligible candidates for an ADHD research study.

The clinical trial may include testing of a medication used for another condition that may also prove useful for ADHD. Eligibility depends on many factors, including your diagnosis and family history, which would be reviewed at the time of initial consultation.

If you’re eligible to participate in a clinical trial for ADHD, you will receive specific instructions during the study. Your close adherence to these guidelines provides the best research results, which may offer many benefits to you and those who have ADHD worldwide.

For more information about ADHD research studies, contact Stedman Clinical Trials by phone or online today.