What is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)?
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects attention, impulse control, and hyperactivity.
The core symptoms of ADHD are inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. Inattention symptoms may include difficulty with focusing, forgetfulness, or making careless mistakes. Hyperactivity symptoms may include excessive fidgeting, restlessness, or talking excessively. Impulsivity symptoms may include interrupting others, acting without thinking, or having difficulty waiting one’s turn.
ADHD is believed to be caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors, and is often diagnosed after a thorough evaluation by a qualified healthcare professional. Treatment may involve medication, behavioural therapy, or a combination of both.
While ADHD can present challenges in daily life, many individuals with ADHD are highly creative and successful in their chosen careers. With appropriate treatment and support, individuals with ADHD can manage their symptoms and thrive in school, work, and social situations.
What Are The Signs of ADHD?
ADHD can display differently in each person, but some common signs are:
- Difficulty paying attention or staying focused on tasks
- Easily distracted by noises, sights, or other stimuli
- Difficulty following through on instructions or completing tasks
- Frequently losing or misplacing items, such as keys or homework
- Forgetfulness, including forgetting appointments or deadlines
- Difficulty organising tasks or activities
- Avoidance of tasks that require sustained mental effort
- Fidgeting, tapping, or squirming when seated
- Difficulty remaining still or quiet, especially in situations where it is expected
- Talking excessively or interrupting others during conversations
- Impulsivity, such as blurting out responses or acting without considering consequences
- Restlessness or feeling “on the go” all the time
- Difficulty waiting for one’s turn or waiting in line
- Making careless mistakes or taking unnecessary risks
- Difficulty sleeping or maintaining regular sleep patterns
Remember, those with ADHD can show different signs, and may not have all of the above symptoms. At Pynk Health, we conduct thorough assessments and provide a detailed report, explaining your results.
The cost for the assessment is $2,100 which will be required in full, prior to the first appointment. Unfortunately, there is no Medicare rebate available.
Our Online Assessments
Our assessments are held via Telehealth, that is video conference.
Our Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ADHD assessments involve:
- 2 x 90 minute and 1 x 50 minute consultations
- Completion of the following testing:
– CEFI-Adult (self report and observer)
– Explanation of results and outcome
– Detailed Report
Therapy for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
At Pynk Health, we aim to provide therapy that makes every patient feel comfortable and supported. That’s why we hold all of our appointments online via Telehealth, avoiding the sometimes overwhelming experience of in-person therapy.