ADHD can negatively impact almost every aspect of your life if left untreated. At Human Integrated Performance, our psychologists can help you or your loved ones to manage ADHD symptoms and develop coping mechanisms in order to live a better life. If you or someone you know is struggling with ADHD, it’s important to get assessed and receive the proper treatment. Don’t leave mental health conditions undiagnosed and unmanaged! Our psychologists are here to help. Contact us today to schedule an assessment. We provide:
Talk to a psychologist about ADHD today. Visit our psychology clinic in central West Edmonton, conveniently located on Stony Plain Road. ADHD testing is available near you.
Our ADHD therapists specialize in helping clients to improve executive functions that are impacted by ADHD. Executive functions are things like problem-solving, reducing impulsivity and hyperactivity, and improving organizational skills. When you come to our therapy clinic, you can talk about your problems and feelings in a safe and confidential place. Our therapists can also help you to develop coping mechanisms to manage ADHD.
An ADHD assessment is a series of tests and questionnaires that are administered in order to determine whether or not someone has Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. The assessment looks at various areas of functioning, including attention span, impulsivity, hyperactivity, executive functioning, and academic/work performance.
A qualified mental health professional, such as a psychologist or psychiatrist, can administer an ADHD assessment. Our psychologists at Human Integrated Performance are specially trained in administering ADHD assessments for both children and adults.
The assessment process usually involves meeting with the mental health professional for an initial consultation, during which they will ask questions about your medical history, family history, and symptoms. They may also administer some cognitive tests. After the initial consultation, you will be asked to complete some questionnaires, which will be used to gather information about your symptoms. Once all the information has been gathered, the mental health professional will be able to make a diagnosis and recommend treatment options.
There are three types of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: inattentive type, hyperactive-impulsive type, and combined type. The inattentive type is characterized by problems with attention and focus but not hyperactivity or impulsivity. Hyperactive-impulsive type is characterized by problems with hyperactivity and impulsivity but not attention or focus. The combined type is characterized by problems of both inattention and hyperactivity-impulsivity.
An ADHD assessment usually takes several hours to complete. It may be done in one session or broken up into multiple sessions.
An ADHD assessment can help you to better understand your symptoms and how they impact your life. It can also provide you with a diagnosis, which can be used to access treatment and support services.
After the assessment is complete, the mental health professional will debrief the person being assessed and explain the results of the testing. If it is determined that the person does not have ADHD, the mental health professional will provide resources and referrals as needed. If it is determined that the person does have ADHD, the mental health professional will develop a treatment plan with the person being assessed. The treatment plan will outline the goals of treatment and the different services and supports that will be accessed.
There is a lot of debate on this topic, but one theory is that girls with ADHD are more likely to have the inattentive type, which is often underdiagnosed. Girls tend to be less likely to display the hyperactive and impulsive behaviors that are typically associated with ADHD. This can make it more difficult for girls to get a diagnosis.
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