ADHD stands for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and is a developmental disorder that is typically characterised by inattention, hyperactivity and/or impulsivity. The diagnosis of ADHD is increasing, for a variety of reasons, with approximately 6-7% of children being diagnosed.
The most common traits of ADHD in children are restlessness, forgetfulness, hyperactivity and difficulty concentrating. These behaviours can have an impact on a child’s relationships, home/school life and study. Typically, the symptoms of ADHD lessen as the child gets older. However, many people still exhibit traits of ADHD in their adult life and, in fact, many adults with ADHD have never been diagnosed.
Early diagnosis and intervention is imperative in supporting optimal neurodevelopment. Our psychologists are highly trained and experienced in assessment and diagnosis for ADHD. They then work with their clients to help identify their strengths and manage/improve their difficulties through evidence-based intervention strategies.
Often, children and adults with ADHD exhibit high energy personalities and high thinking minds. They can be highly driven and extremely innovative. These strengths (or any other individual personality strengths) are identified and built on throughout psychological treatment.
We offer an integrative and multidisciplinary approach to ADHD management with our adhd psychologist, incorporating:
- Assessment for ADHD
- Diagnosis for ADHD
- Holistic treatment/management of ADHD
We would be humbled to help you. You do not need a referral from your doctor to book an appointment with us, however, doing so may attract a medicare rebate. Please contact us for more information about this.