“If someone told me I could be normal or continue to have ADHD, I would take the ADHD.”
— David Neeleman, JetBlue Airways founder —
What is ADHD?
The first thing that comes to mind when people think of ADHD is hyperactive, noisy boys who can’t stay in one place for more than a minute. While children who show such behavioral attributes do fall under the category of ADHD, the stereotypical notion is narrow. Besides children, even adults can show signs of ADHD.
ADHD is a neurodevelopmental disorder that causes people to face difficulties with executive functioning abilities. These functions are vital since they regulate many complex brain processes, such as planning, organization, motivation, focus, time management, impulse control, working memory, problem solving, and goal achievement.
Children with ADHD show symptoms between the age of three and six, and the average age at which ADHD is diagnosed is seven years
Males are nearly three times more at a chance of developing ADHD compared to females
ADHD is a non-discriminatory mental disorder that can affect a person of any gender, age, IQ, and socio-economic and religious background
ADHD is NOT the result of poor parenting, moral failure, family issues, poor tutors or schools, food allergies, excess sugar, or too much TV. Instead, studies show that ADHD is both highly genetic and a brain-based disorder
Recent studies found that up to 3% of Australian adults have ADHD
Watch out for these symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Poor planning and time management skills
Poor prioritization skills
Short attention span
Low social communication skills
High stress levels and social anxiety
Poor multitasking ability
Punctuality and discipline issues
Personal boundary issues
Lack of motivation
Our holistic approach to management of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Our psychiatrists, psychologists and allied health professionals will work with you to help you manage your Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Psychiatric treatment for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Assessment of ADHD calls for a comprehensive evaluation which could take up to three hours, or three sessions. It includes a detailed history, screening tools, corroborative information sources, and medication examinations. Medications for treating ADHD are extremely regulated and require authority approval. Once these medications are prescribed, they call for continual monitoring, especially during the initial stages.
Diagnosis of ADHD is conducted based on clinical interviews, where the patient’s current functioning is assessed. Our psychiatrists will evaluate how the symptoms are affecting your life activities. Medical professionals may also evaluate family history and school reports since the signs of ADHD appear early on.
Psychological intervention for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
ADHD coaching requires ongoing partnership to make the patient become more self-aware and self-confident. ADHD coaching also helps them in boosting their stress management abilities, decision-making skills, social skills, work-life balance, and performance.
Together with the ADHD coach, patients can work to get over complications like chronic procrastination, restlessness, perfectionism, and inconsistency. Therapy sessions mostly help them learn how to structure, support, and strategize key aspects of their lives.