ADHD Diagnostic Evaluation
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?
Those who wish to gain a deeper understanding of their own strengths and challenges. Those seeking academic or work accommodations. Patients whose primary care doctor or psychiatrist wants them to receive an ADHD evaluation before prescribing medication.
What is the evaluation like?
The evaluation will touch on each of the bullet points below, but will primarily focus on ADHD.
Assessments of Attention
Note: The evaluation is available to individuals aged 18 or older. For more information about insurance coordination and fees, please contact us today!