Attention Deficit Disorder Clinic of Southern California -

Attention Deficit Disorder Clinic of Southern California

Phone: 805-494-6551
Fax: 805-495-1717

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Recognizing ADD or ADHD is the first step towards
helping your child.

Attention Deficit Disorder and Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder have become increasingly recognized problems in our society today. Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) affects 3 to 5% of school age children. The three leading classic symptoms are inattentiveness, hyperactivity, and impulsivity lead to academic and behavioral problems for the child. Untreated, these disorders lead to higher rates of repeated grades, tutoring, placement in special classes, antisocial personality disorders, conduct disorders and various speech and language disorders. Since ADHD can only be treated and not cured, these problems can continue into adulthood. Disappointment and failed achievements from child to adulthood may result from untreated cases. For example, adults may continue to have depression, anxiety, and inability to complete tasks and intolerance for stress.

Working with the ADD Clinic

ADD/ADHD are hereditary neurologic disorders related to a chemical imbalance in the brain. There are both neuroanatomic and neurophysiologic features particular to these disorders. There is evidence of genetic transmission. Either can occur with Tourette Syndrome (tics), learning problems and various somatic complaints such as migraine headaches and irritable bowel syndrome. So different treatment strategies are suggested depending on the constellation of symptoms.

It is for this reason that the first comprehensive center for ADD has come to the Conejo Valley.

The ADD Clinic of Southern California (ADDCSC) has a mission to provide high-quality evaluation and care to children and adults with ADD.

ADD and ADHD have an organic basis

Using the medical model for the diagnosis of ADHD, we evaluate the behavioral and medical history, review of systems (for possible associated problems such as tics, sleep disturbances, seizures, and depression), and family and social history Behavioral-rating scales from the parents and teachers play an important role in the diagnosis. A physical examination is performed particularly highlighting pertinent neurological features.

An electroencephalograph (EEG) is performed on each patient to rule out underlying seizure disorders or certain other neurologic abnormalities. A laboratory based ADHD test (called the Test of Variable Attention -visual or auditory) assists in the diagnosis as do certain cognitive and achievement tests.

Treatment suggestions for your child's growth

All of these results are integrated together to provide the best possible treatment.

Available treatments include a variety of prescribed medications, non-medical intervention and alternative treatments. Medications are considered when ADHD symptoms are having a considerable negative effect on the child or adult's life.

Behavioral therapy is often necessary with issues of low self-esteem, difficulties in relationships and chemical abuse. Appropriate professionals in the community are essential for these issues.

Evening parent teaching programs to promote further understanding of ADD, teach organization skills, and behavior management strategies are amongst some of the clinic's prominent features.

There will be ongoing patient follow up and communication with school officials or teachers to monitor progress. The family can have an important role in improving the child's behavior by changing certain aspects of the home and school environment. We will try to guide you.

We look forward to working with any of your doctors or therapists. If you prefer, we can provide all of your ADD/ADHD care at our clinic. When necessary, appropriate community professionals such as resource specialists, psychologists, MFCCs will be arranged.

Did You Know?

Dr. Label edits articles for Attorney's Textbooks of Medicine.

Question & Answer

What is a neurologist?

A neurologist is a medical doctor with specialized training in diagnosing, treating and managing disorders of the brain and nervous system. Pediatric neurologist are doctors with specialized training in children’s neurological disorders.

A neurologist’s education background and medical training includes an undergraduate degree, four years of medical school, one year internship and three years of specialized training in neurology, fellowship training is an additional year of further specialized training; such as neuro-muscular, stroke, epilepsy or movement disorders.

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Contact Info

Dr. Lorne Label, M.D., M.B.A., F.A.A.N.

2100 Lynn Road, Suite 230
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360

Phone: 805-494-6551

Fax: 805-495-1717