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Telephone No.(308) 865-2767

ADHD Evaluation

ADHD, or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, may affect children or adults. Dr. Russell Hilliard provides ADHD testing at Family Practice Associates.


ADHD, or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, occurs in both children and adults.  A child with ADHD may show the following symptoms, depending on what kind of ADHD he or she has:

  • Trouble paying attention or concentrating; being easily distracted and/or appearing to daydream
  • Difficulty following directions; making careless mistakes; being disorganized
  • Forgetting things, even when it comes to everyday activities
  • Having a tendency to lose things
  • Having trouble sitting still or playing quietly; he or she may squirm and appear restless or run and climb on things.  Many kids with ADHD don't like activities where they must sit still or concentrate for long periods of time.
  • Talking a lot and interrupting others, blurting out answers in class

Adults may show different symptoms, from forgetfulness and boredom to mood swings, impulsiveness and anxiety.  The adult with ADHD may have relationship and employment problems.  For more information on Adult ADHD, please see the WebMD link at the bottom of this page.

Dr. Russell Hilliard offers ADHD Testing at Family Practice Associates.  In order to diagnose ADHD, Dr. Hilliard will gather information from the many people who interact with the patient.  For a child, this may include teachers, daycare providers, parents and others.  He will then compare the patient's behavior to the behavior of other children the same age.  In addition, Dr. Hilliard will take a complete medical history and do a full physical exam.  If further evaluation is necessary, he will work with other professionals to complete the screening.  Similar evaluation is also available for adults.

Please call our office at (308) 865-2767 to make an appointment with Dr. Hilliard.  Diagnosing and treating ADHD can make a big difference in a patient's life and the life of his or her family.

For more information about ADHD, or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, please go to WebMD at http://www.webmd.com/add-adhd/guide/attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-adhd