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ADHD ASSESSMENTS IN MELBOURNE

Assessing for ADHD

ADHD is one of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders of childhood. It is usually first diagnosed in childhood and often lasts into adulthood. Children with ADHD may have trouble paying attention, controlling impulsive behaviours (i.e. acting without thinking about what the result will be), managing their emotions, and sitting still or fidgeting restlessly, among other symptoms.

At Enriching Minds Psychology, we offer professional ADHD assessments in Melbourne for both children and adults alike. We conduct comprehensive sessions during which we obtain a detailed history of the individual. A number of questionnaires will also be provided, after which a detailed report will be ready with the findings within a fortnight of the session. A feedback session is then offered, giving the individual a chance to go through the report and ask questions.

Comprehensive Strategies

Enriching Minds Psychology comprises a team of highly trained and fully qualified psychologists with years of experience in helping individuals to obtain an ADHD diagnosis in Melbourne. What’s more, we provide ongoing counselling to those who experience the condition. Our support services are aimed at allowing the individual to understand and express their experiences and how they would like to manage it.

We can develop a comprehensive strategy designed to reduce or even alleviate some of the ongoing symptoms or concerns, with an emphasis on emotional and social engagement. We have a reputation for providing a high standard of care and support that is both compassionate and pragmatic. You can rely on us to deliver a patient-focused service that is designed to optimise the individual’s standard of emotional and social engagement.

A Highly Personable Approach

The team at Enriching Minds Psychology has a demonstrated passion for providing comprehensive counselling and support for people living with ADHD. We don’t just see the individual as someone with whom to offer counselling. Instead, we see them as a person we can work alongside to help them grow, be happier, and experience life to the fullest. As such, we are renowned for our highly personable approach to counselling as well as our desire to achieve real results.

The Symptoms of ADHD

An ADHD test in Melbourne aims to identify and diagnose various symptoms, some of which can include:

Hyperactivity and Impulsivity

Inattentiveness

In addition, children and adults with ADHD often find it difficult to regulate their emotions and may handle a real or perceived sense of rejection poorly. We can assess individuals with these symptoms to help them reach an ADHD diagnosis in Melbourne.

How Can ADHD Affect Students?

ADHD can significantly affect students of all ages in various ways, including:

  • Poor academic performance and achievement: This can potentially occur due to difficulty commencing and completing tasks, poor time management, and memory retention issues.
  • Issues with time management: Students with ADHD may have difficulty being on time and preparing, planning, or prioritising tasks.
  • Difficulty regulating emotions: Students who have ADHD may struggle with social activities, negative thoughts and poor self-esteem, which can cause anxiety and anger.

Treatment options

Treatment for ADHD can include behavioural therapy, medication, or a combination of both.
  • Counselling: In counselling, a person with ADHD will have an opportunity to discuss how the disorder impacts their life and explore various strategies to assist with emotional regulation, social engagement, and prioritising and managing behaviours.
  • ADHD medications: There are two main types of medications used to treat ADHD, including stimulants and nonstimulants. A General Practitioner (GP) and/or a psychiatrist can assist individuals with exploring appropriate medication options.

Find out More Today

If you need a child ADHD assessment or are interested in adult ADHD assessments in Melbourne, make an appointment today with Enriching Minds Psychology. We are able to help you understand your or your child’s behaviour and determine whether the symptoms are consistent with a diagnosis of ADHD. If you would like to find out more about our service or make a booking for an ADHD assessment, get in touch with our friendly team by calling 0422 690 917.

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