ADHD Assessment for Adults
We often think of Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) as a childhood disorder, and in fact, some kids do seem to “grow out of it” during adolescence, showing greatly reduced symptoms. For others, living with ADHD becomes a life long challenge.
The problems that plagued them in school, now challenge them in the workplace. They have difficulty attending to details. They have trouble staying on task and completing their work. They are organizationally challenged, distracted, or fidgety. They may even have trouble holding a job.
Since we think of ADHD as a “kid” disease, we tend to just assume that these challenges at work are the result of personality or character instead of symptoms of a treatable disorder.
If this describes you or someone you love, you need to know that Adults with ADHD may benefit from medication prescribed by their physician, as well as counseling. But how does one decide?
Don’t Guess. Assess!
A comprehensive Assessment for ADHD is available at CCD for adults using objective measures. In addition to patient history and observation, the assessment includes the Barkley’s Assessment Scale and the ADHDT Test to determine if an individual may have ADHD.
This comprehensive assessment and report can be used in determining appropriate treatment, including providing your physician with data that may assist in medication decisions.
Symptoms that appear to be attention related can also be symptoms of other psychological or situational challenges, including depression or anxiety. In those cases, a good assessment can be a valuable tool in ruling out ADHD as a source of difficulty for school concerns, and shortening the time to correct diagnosis, and treatment.
For additional information or to schedule an assessment, contact:
|Janie Lewis-Zygiel, MEd, LPC, LCDC||940-382-5328 x25|
Janie works with individuals, couples, and families of any age in our Denton office. Just a few of her practice areas include
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