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ADHD Diagnostic Evaluation

Adult ADHD Therapy

Millions of people suffer from attention deficiency hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), impacting their educational, occupational, and social lives. A diagnosis can help people recognize strengths hidden behind perceived limitations, even if they have been struggling for years and blaming themselves. This evaluation may assist you in easing some of the confusion, shame, and guilt you may be experiencing due to lifelong difficulties with executive function and self-regulation.

 

Having an understanding of ADHD can help you better understand your symptoms and develop systems for managing them. As well as identifying services such as coaching and counseling, it can also enable you to connect with others who share your experience. In the event you are diagnosed with ADHD, your doctor may be more comfortable prescribing medication once the evaluation has been completed. It may also be possible to obtain academic and work accommodations based on the results of this evaluation.

What to Expect

What is the ADHD Diagnostic Evaluation? 

In order to determine if an adult has ADHD and the impact of their symptoms on their daily functioning, a complete ADHD Diagnostic Evaluation is conducted. The assessment process includes a clinical interview, review of previous medical/mental health records, and completion of a few questionnaires. Following the completion and analysis of the evaluation, the clinician, will provide a report including the results and, if applicable, recommendations for treatment. Please note that most insurance carriers only partially cover the fees for this service. It is the client’s responsibility to contact their insurance provider to determine out-of-network benefits and coverage. 

Who might benefit from this evaluation? 

  1. Individuals looking to gain insight into their strengths and challenges for personal growth and development.

  2. Students and professionals pursuing academic or work accommodations to support their unique needs.

  3. Individuals who have received a previous ADHD diagnosis or suspect they may have ADHD and are seeking accommodations for standardized graduate admissions exams, including the GMAT, GRE, LSAT, and MCAT.

  4. Patients recommended by their primary care doctor or psychiatrist for an ADHD evaluation prior to receiving medication prescriptions.

 

What is the evaluation like? 

The evaluation will touch on each of the bullet points below, but will primarily focus on ADHD.

  • Mental Health

  • Social-Emotional Functioning

  • Behavioral Functioning

  • Assessments of Attention 

  • Executive Functions

  • Peer Relations​

  • Memory

Note: The evaluation is available to individuals aged 18 or older. For more information about insurance coordination and fees, please contact us today!

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