Attention Problems in Children and Adults

January 31, 2010

There are many causes of attentional problems. Examples include attention-deficit disorder (ADD), depression, anxiety, and dementia. Most frequently, attentional problems are assessed by using behavioral rating scales. Although these are helpful in describing the presence and frequency of behaviors that are often exhibited by individuals with attention problems, they are not a direct measurement of attention and they cannot determine the cause of attention problems (for example, ADD vs. depression) or how best to treat them. Neuropsychological testing, in conjunction with rating scales, can usually answer these questions. Our staff of licensed therapists and counselors can help you achieve solid footing as you travel the stepping stones of healthy change.

Hoover & Associates’ team of licensed psychologists, counselors, and social workers is here to offer you help and guidance. We’ve been providing mental health services in the southwest suburbs of Chicago since 1985. We’re conveniently located at 16325 S. Harlem Ave., Suite 200 (2nd floor), Tinley Park, IL, 60477. Our offices are conveniently located near Orland Park, Orland Hills, Homer Glen, Mokena, Frankfort, Matteson, Country Club Hills, Flossmoor, Homewood, Hazel Crest, Markham, Oak Forest, Midlothian, Crestwood, Palos Heights, Palos Park, and Palos Hills. Call to make an appointment: 708-429-6999.