Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a common neurodevelopment condition typically diagnosed in childhood and often lasts into adulthood. In fact, ADHD also impacts adults although it is less common. The main symptoms of the condition include impulsiveness, disorganization, difficulty focusing on tasks, issues with multitasking, restlessness, poor planning, and a low frustration tolerance. When viewed individually many children are likely to struggle with one or two issues and not have ADHD. It is when a majority of the symptoms present simultaneously there is an increased likelihood ADHD is the cause. However, since there are other conditions such as anxiety, depression, and sleeping problems which often present the same. The confluence of these factors makes it very difficult for parents to understand underlying causes without conducting an ADHD test.
Minneapolis ADHD Testing Services
Our team of experienced Minneapolis and Brooklyn Park mental health providers conducts a comprehensive ADHD assessment. Generally speaking, our approach includes an initial interview, analysis of medical history and school records, and a neuropsychological test. The test is designed to measure attention and other cognitive functions that are known to be impacted. Along with the test, attention is placed on whether symptoms appear in multiple settings, reduce functioning, and whether they are better explained by another condition.
Once completed, we will review results with you, answer questions, and identify the most appropriate treatment options. Typically, medication, therapy, or a combination of both are used to help manage symptoms. In addition, parent education and support are useful to the process.
Concerned that you or your loved one may have ADHD? Do not rely on generic online assessments or inexperienced professionals when making critical decisions about mental health. It is important to have a test conducted by an experienced professional that can accurately identify whether the condition is present. For additional information, or to schedule an appointment, call us at 763-416-4167 or click here to get started.