We are proud to announce the opening of our fourth Residential Facility: Cheyenne House
D'Amore is now in Network with MHN Health Net Insurance
We are proud to announce the opening of our fourth Residential Facility: Cheyenne House
D'Amore is now in Network with MHN Health Net Insurance

ADD, ADHD and Conduct Disorder Treatment


D'Amore Treats ADD, ADHD and Conduct Disorder

Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and conduct disorder are usually associated with children and adolescents.  However, they can affect young adults and even people later in life.  ADD and ADHD are commonly diagnosed mental health conditions.  However, they are not always caught early enough and treated effectively.  As a result, they can continue into adulthood.

Similarly, with Conduct Disorder, the common assumption is that the child, adolescent, or young adult is merely “acting out” and will outgrow their behavior.  This often prevents families from getting proper psychiatric treatment.  Furthermore, these conditions can also be masked by co-occurring substance abuse or behavioral disorders.

D’Amore Healthcare is Joint Commission accredited, and California licensed to treat the symptoms of ADD, ADHD, and Conduct Disorder.  We have the ability to address the root causes of these disorders.  We take a patient’s entire family, medical, social, and psychological history into consideration. Our nationally recognized and California certified mental health facility is designed to take those suffering from ADD, ADHD, and conduct disorders out of their typical environment.  This allows us to achieve a change in their mood, cognition, and behavior.  With help from D’Amore Healthcare, they are able to build new, healthy habits and integrate them back into positive social and learning environments.

Partnering With D'Amore

Attending D’Amore Healthcare means removing yourself from the distractions and stresses of day to day life.  At D’Amore, our patients can escape the environmental factors that exacerbate the symptoms of ADD, ADHD, and Conduct Disorder.  Our approach to treatment planning and coping activities involves a number of treatment modalities.  These modalities include our signature “Build Me Up” program.  This program can not only improve your relations with others but also bring about a greater understanding of yourself through positive reinforcement. Our program is founded on stress relief and rewards.  In this environment, our patients thrive. Compassion and goal setting are the foundations of these discoveries.

In our safe and comfortable Orange County mental health facility, you will find the support you need.  At D’Amore, you can begin to implement the strategies you’ve learned and start life anew. We believe you are worth it, so call us anytime!

ADD, ADHD, And Conduct Disorder Treatment

D’Amore Healthcare is an Orange County mental health treatment center for men and women specializing in the intervention, acute stabilization, and residential treatment of ADD, ADHD, and conduct disorder. We are located in the sunny, beach communities of Huntington Beach in Orange County, California.

We offer the following treatment modalities for those suffering from ADD/ADHD and conduct disorder:

Motivational Interviewing

Strategic Therapy

Gestalt Therapy

Humanistic Therapy

Positive Psychology

Play Therapy

Integrative Functional Medicine

Reality Therapy


What Is Attention Deficit Disorder

ADD and ADHD are mental health conditions that cause persistent inattention, lack of focus, impulsive behavior and hyperactivity.  This is usually most noticeable at school or work.  Individuals with ADD and ADHD may have trouble staying on task.  They may appear constantly disorganized and can seemingly make careless mistakes.  It is estimated that over 50 million people worldwide suffer from some form of ADD or ADHD.

Attention Deficit Disorder and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder are common enough that they have made their way into our popular lingo.  However, despite their prevalence, ADD and ADHD are conditions that require professional treatment.  Not treating or self-treating ADD and ADHD can lead to other problems.  They can cause issues with at school, with job performance, in relationships, or with substance abuse.

Signs And Symptoms Of Attention Deficit Disorder

The symptoms of ADD typically emerge in childhood.  ADD can continue through the teen years and into adulthood.  Certain symptoms of the disorder may lessen as a person grows older.  However, difficulty with paying attention, organization, and impulse control can continue to affect people with ADD later in life.

The National Institute for Mental Health (NIMH) lists some of the following as indicators of ADD/ADHD:

Overlooking details or making careless mistakes at school or work

Trouble paying attention during lectures or meetings

“Spacing out” when spoken to directly

Being easily sidetracked or lacking follow-through

Organizational problems


Being unable to engage in quiet tasks or hobbies

Being overly talkative

Interrupting others

ADD and ADHD are often co-occurring.  Furthermore, individuals suffering from these conditions often “self-medicate” with alcohol or drugs.  This often leads to substance abuse.  If you or someone you love is suffering from one or both of these conditions, please consider professional treatment.

What Is Conduct Disorder?

Individuals suffering from Conduct Disorder display a disregard for socially acceptable behavior.  They often infringe upon or hurt the rights or feelings of others.  These individuals often see themselves as superior to others and show no remorse for their actions.  Conduct Disorder has shown a strong genetic component.  Although traumatic events and home or social settings have also shown a correlation with the disorder.

Those suffering from Conduct Disorder often have severely strained relationships with friends, families, and coworkers. Conduct Disorder is difficult to diagnose when a patient is abusing licit or illicit medications or takes medications in a way that is inconsistent with a doctor’s orders.  Once a child reaches adulthood, Conduct Disorder is usually referred to as Antisocial Personality Disorder. At our Orange County Residential Psychiatric Treatment Center, our expert staff is skilled in screening for both disorders.

Signs And Symptoms Of Conduct Disorder

Conduct Disorder differs from other mental health conditions.  A person with Conduct Disorder will often project their inner distress outward.  This projection directly affects those surrounding the individual and can have adverse effects on their friends and family members.  

The American Psychiatric Association’s (APA) Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders lists the following criteria for conduct disorder:

Failure to conform to social norms with respect to lawful behaviors as indicated by repeatedly performing acts that are grounds for arrest.

Deception, as indicated by repeatedly lying, use of aliases, or conning others for personal profit or pleasure.

Impulsivity or failure to plan ahead

Irritability and aggressiveness, as indicated by repeated physical fights or assaults.

Reckless disregard for the safety of self or others.

Consistent irresponsibility, as indicated by repeated failure to sustain consistent work behavior or honor financial obligations.

Lack of remorse, as indicated by being indifferent to or rationalizing having hurt, mistreated, or stolen from another.

The American Psychiatric Association’s (APA) Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders lists the following criteria for conduct disorder:

Conduct disorder is dangerous for those who suffer from it.  Conduct Disorder also poses a danger and extreme stress for those around them.  Furthermore, it often presents with other mental health disorders such as bipolar, substance abuse, depression, anxiety, and attention deficit hyperactivity.  If you believe you or someone you love is suffering from conduct disorder, please Call D’Amore Healthcare for a thorough screening.