Dr. Shabeer Jeeva's ADHD Clinic in Johannesburg aims to help Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) patients and their families better understand and cope with this under-recognized mental condition.
Dr. Jeeva, a child and adult psychiatrist is passionate about ADHD & is not only an ADHD specialist but also an ADHD patient.
Up until the mid 1980's many physicians and mental-health experts believed that children outgrew ADHD by the time they reached adolescence. Now, however, psychiatrists and many in the medical community accept the fact that ADHD indeed continues into adulthood.
Not only does Dr Jeeva have practices in both South Africa and Canada but he also offers consultations via Skype for patients that are unable to visit one of his practices.
Interested parties are also welcome to book a talk or lecture. Dr. Jeeva has more than 25 years of experience and has an inexplicable connection with his audience and makes his presentations tailor made for his audiences while maintaining an aura of fun and knowledge so his audience easily grasp the topics at hand.
* A Summary of ADHD
ADHD is a disorder characterized by three primary symptoms: hyperactivity, impulsivity and inattention (difficulty focusing and sustaining attention). There are three types; inattentive type, impulsivity-hyperactivity type and a combination type including both inattention and impulsivity-hyperactivity. ADHD is a neurological condition and runs in families. Diagnosis requires a comprehensive assessment and involves a team of professionals. Treatment includes medical, psychological and educational intervention as well as behavioral management. With appropriate intervention and support, people with ADHD can function successfully in society.
* What is attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)?
Occasionally, we may all have difficulty sitting still, paying attention or controlling impulsive behaviour. For a person with ADHD, though, these problems become so pervasive and persistent that their ability to function effectively in daily life is compromised. ADHD is a neurological syndrome, found in children as well as adults, that is characterised by easy distractibility, low tolerance for frustration or boredom, a greater tendency to say or do whatever comes to mind (impulsivity) and a predilection for situations with high intensity.
The name Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder reflects the importance of the inattention/ distraction aspect of the disorder as well as the hyperactivity/ impulsivity aspect. The disorder ADHD symptoms arise in early childhood, unless associated with some type of brain injury later in life.