ADHD Assessment and Treatment
People with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) can have problems in three main areas:
These difficulties can be very obvious but at times it can also go unnoticed, particularly if a child or young person is anxious or well behaved and quite bright. It is also quite common for children or young people with ADHD to have the ability to super-focus on stimulating activities such as computer games for hours and yet not able to focus on school work. The super-focus on stimulating activities can often be seen incorrectly as evidence that someone is not struggling to focus.
ADHD can be a lifelong condition and symptoms starting in childhood can continue in teenage years or as an adult, often with a different presentation: for example, with time, inattentive symptoms tend to continue whereas typical features of hyperactivity and impulsivity tend to reduce.
Children, teenagers, young adults and adults with ADHD are more likely to struggle with mental health problems such as anxiety, depression, conduct disorder (antisocial, aggressive or defiant behaviour), substance abuse, and sleep problems. These could be in co-morbidity with the ADHD, meaning they co-exist with the ADHD as there is evidence they are more common in people having this condition, or especially children and teen agers with ADHD can experience anxiety and low mood in response to feeling misunderstood, unsupported and socially isolated because of their behaviour.
Young people and children can often end up feeling bad about themselves and at times they are seen and labelled as bad or as clowns by those around them too. This is very sad as they are often not able to control their behaviour.
ADHD can be present in adults too and sometimes the diagnosis is only made in adulthood. Adults too present with difficulty to focus, are inattentive, hyperactive and impulsive.
We provide ADHD assessments which includes the following:
Following the assessment we provide a detailed report with recommendation to school ( or university, if indicated),
Treatment options include medication and therapy treatment for co-morbid conditions such as anxiety, depression or any other. We also provide support to parents in terms of parenting of children with ADHD.
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