Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is the current term for a specific developmental disorder seen in adults that includes deficits in behavioural inhibition, sustained attention and resistance to distraction, and regulating one’s activity level to the demands of a situation, including hyperactivity or restlessness. Sharon Blott is an experienced psychologist with over 20 years of experience and can help you develop coping strategies to deal with the issue. At Sharon Blott Psychological Services in Calgary, we offer assessment services to help you determine the extent of the issue and develop strategies that focus on your growth and development.
There are currently three subtypes of ADHD including:
ARE YOU AN ADULT WHO BELIEVES YOU MAY HAVE AN UNDERLYING ATTENTION PROBLEM?
Adults with ADHD have always lived with their condition, so they may not recognize their symptoms as being different from the normal population. They may be very confused as to why they are experiencing problems.
Experiences from their childhood may lead them to believe that they are not very smart or capable. They may believe that they are lazy and unmotivated or suffer from other mental illnesses.
Due to the frequency of associated disorders occurring with ADHD, the adult with ADHD will frequently arrive at the physician’s office complaining of symptoms of insomnia, unstable moods, anxiety, depression, lack of motivation, disorganization and procrastination.
Many adults seek out an ADHD assessment after their child has been diagnosed and they become familiar with the disorder
RED FLAGS FOR ADULT ADHD
THE ASSESSMENT PROCESS
A typical ADHD assessment takes approximately 10 hours to complete. It involves the administration of the following measures to obtain a comprehensive assessment of an individual’s functioning: