Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
ADHD is a common disorder with its onset in childhood, which can sometimes persist into adulthood. Symptoms are grouped into clusters related to inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity. A range of problems such as poor time management, inattention, forgetfulness, and difficulty winding down or sitting still may indicate the presence of ADHD, however the diagnosis is only made where symptoms are causing distress or dysfunction. ADHD is diagnosed by clinical interview supplemented by psychometric tests in some cases.
The mainstay of treatment is medication, however a range of time management skills and other interventions can be very useful. It is important that ADHD symptoms be considered holistically as other physical or mental disorders can mimic ADHD symptoms. A range of practitioners at Practice 92 have experience in assessing and treating ADHD in children and adults.