ADHD - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

ADHD Facts

  • Impairing ADHD symptoms may persist into adulthood in up to 60% of cases
  • Adults with ADHD rarely seek help due to unawareness or stigma
  • Only 11% of patients with ADHD receive treatment
  • ADHD is often masked by co-morbid disorders
  • ADHD is associated with Binge Eating Disorder and bingeing behaviours
  • One-third of ADHD patients suffer emotional dysregulation
  • Prevalence of depression in ADHD up to 53%
  • 30% of patients with treatment-resistant depression suffer ADHD
  • Bipolar Affective Disorder is co-morbid with ADHD in up to 47% of cases
  • 50% of patients with ADHD suffer co-morbid anxiety disorder
  • Chronic insomnia could be an alarming symptom of undiagnosed ADHD
  • Undiagnosed ADHD is a burden and a major cause of anxiety for many high functioning young people and adults

ADHD Health Care Team

General Practitioner

  • Medications management (including Schedule 8 medications)
  • Optimising physical health
  • Education on nutrition and lifestyle
  • Coordinating your healthcare providers team

Psychiatrist

  • Diagnostic assessment
  • Medications recommendations
  • Schedule 8 medications – optional support
  • Multidisciplinary care planning
  • Work&Study support

Psychologist

  • Functional assessment
  • Optimising performance
  • Academic and Career Support and Coaching
  • ADHD coaching
  • Interpersonal effectiveness
  • Trauma work
  • Mental Health care Plan

Emotional Regulation Specialist

  • Help with emotional dysregulation
  • Correction of impulsivity and self-destructive behaviours
  • Correction of personality-related problems
  • Dialectic-Behavioural Therapy