ADHD is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by persistent patterns of inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. While it’s commonly associated with children, ADHD can persist into adulthood, affecting individuals across different stages of life. ADHD manifests differently in everyone, ranging from predominantly inattentive to predominantly hyperactive-impulsive presentations, or a combination of both. Psychological testing can identify the symptoms of ADHD, help clinicians make accurate diagnoses, and aid in the development of interventions.

Is it ADHD?

ADHD often coexists with other conditions such as anxiety, depression, or learning disabilities. Psychological testing helps differentiate between these concerns, ensuring accurate diagnoses. This is important for developing effective treatment strategies and interventions that address the individual’s challenges.

What Can I Get Out of an ADHD Evaluation?

Clinicians can develop personalized treatment plans for individuals with ADHD based on the results of the evaluation. Whether it’s cognitive behavioral therapy, medication management, and/or academic accommodations, interventions can be tailored to target specific areas of difficulty identified through testing. Evaluations can be used to aid in educational and workplace accommodations, parenting strategies, and therapy interventions for ADHD.

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