Let's talk ADHD
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), also referred to as Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), is the most common neurodevelopmental condition. Symptoms of ADHD include inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsively. These symptoms manifest and cause varying impacts on children, adolescents, and adults. Impacts have been found to cause difficulties within social functioning, managing home and work responsibilities, maintaining positive self esteem, communicating with others, and managing executive functioning skills.
The diagnosis of ADHD should only be made by a clinical psychologist or other appropriately qualified healthcare professional. The ADHD test will include a clinical interview, an objective test, and rating scales.
The first step is to complete a clinical interview with a provider to review symptoms, history, and goals for services.
The second step is to complete the QbTest, which is an FDA-cleared test measuring all 3 core symptoms domains, including: hyperactivity, impulsivity, and inattention.
The third step is to review rating scales completed by yourself and those around you, whether this includes family, close friends, teachers, or colleagues.
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