Research Center of America · Hollywood, FL

Central Nervous System


Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a developmental disorder characterized by excessive or constant distraction and hyperactivity. ADHD management usually involves some combination of medications, behavior modifications, lifestyle changes, and counseling. Typically, it is diagnosed during childhood, though in some cases the diagnoses happens later on as adults.

RCA’s staff has extensive clinical experience in ADHD, with certification in the Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Rating Scale – IV (ADHD-RS-IV).


Anxiety is a common human experience. However, severe episodes that begin to disrupt one’s life, or impede in their daily interactions, can indicate an anxiety disorder.

There are a number of treatments available, and typically include combination of medication, lifestyle changes, psychological therapy and relaxation techniques. With several certifications in Social/Behavioral/Emotional Functioning for adults as well as children, our staff delivers expert knowledge to every case.

Autism Spectrum Disorder

Autism Spectrum disorders cover a variety of conditions that deal with developmental issues. Pervasive developmental disorders (PDD) is a term used to describe developmental issues with socialization and communication. This group of disorders includes Asperger syndrome, autism, atypical autism (PDD-NOS), childhood disintegrative disorder (CDD) and Rett Syndrome.

Varying in severity and symptoms, these disorders are usually discovered in childhood, typically if the child displays difficulty interacting with others. Though there is no cure, early treatment can greatly improve their abilities.

Research Centers of America has invested a great deal of time to the study of treatments for these disorders. Our staff is trained in every certification, with special training for children’s unique and comprehensive needs.

Bi-Polar Disorder

Bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depressive disorder, is a condition encompassing a range of mood disorders exhibited as abnormally elevated mood levels and/or depressive mood levels. A bipolar spectrum classifies the severity and variation of the condition into multiple sub-categories.

RCA’s caring staff has experience in working with patients with bipolar disorders, and understands the range of needs that patients require. There are many available treatments, which help patients manage their symptoms.


Symptoms of depression can appear mentally as well as physically. Feelings of sadness and loss of interest can affect how one behaves and acts.

Depression is a common emotional experience, however it is considered a medical condition when the symptoms become chronic and unmanageable. Types of depression can vary, from childhood/teenage depression to postpartum depression in early motherhood. It is important to treat these conditions to maintain a healthy and productive life.

Sleep disorder

Insomnia can happen at any age, but most often occurs in the elderly. Insomnia is a disorder that causes an individual to experience difficulty sleeping, staying asleep or both. It can take a heavy physical toll on an individual’s body, and impede performance in one’s daily life.

Pain Management

Pain management is a comprehensive focus on easing the suffering for those dealing with chronic pain conditions. Analgesics and sometimes anxiolytics are used in combination with treatments from medical specialists, such as occupational therapists or medical practitioners. This approach aims to heal the cause of the pain, while medicinal strategies are applied to ease the suffering and discomfort.


Schizophrenia is a chronic mental disorder involving a breakdown in the relation between thought, emotion, and behavior. This can lead to inappropriate actions, faulty perception, and withdrawal from reality and personal relationships into fiction and delusion.


Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a chronic and progressive movement disorder, meaning that symptoms continue and worsen over time. Nearly one million people in the US are living with Parkinson’s disease. The cause is unknown, and although there is presently no cure, there are treatment options such as medication and surgery to manage its symptoms.