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ADHD Assessments

At Jorja Healthcare, we offer ADHD assessments for children from 6 to 18 years of age.  We work with highly qualified Consultant Paediatricians in an environment that is safe and comforting for you and your child.

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ADHD assessments with a compassionate and tailored approach

At Jorja Healthcare, we offer ADHD assessments for children from 6 to 18 years of age. We work with highly qualified and experienced Consultant Paediatricians in a safe and comforting environment for you and your child to ensure that the assessment process is as effective and smooth as possible while respecting their dignity.

The process of assessing ADHD in children begins with an initial consultation with our Consultant Paediatrician, which typically lasts about two hours. This is the first step in understanding your child’s needs and developing a personalised plan. Following this, our Consultant will recommend the best course of action and next steps for your child.  Once a diagnosis has been made (or ruled out), children and adolescents can benefit from a range of treatment options.

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a developmental disorder that can affect both children and adults. The condition is typically characterised by difficulties in concentrating, problems with speech and actions (known as hyperactivity), and impulsive behaviour.

ADHD may cause children to have higher energy levels and difficulty concentrating. It can also affect a child’s control over their speech and actions, leading to impulsive behaviour.

Symptoms of ADHD in toddlers and children are usually categorised into three main types: 

  • Inattention – symptoms may mean that children with ADHD struggle to pay attention, become easily distracted and make careless mistakes
  • Hyperactivity – symptoms involve excessive fidgeting, restlessness and finding it hard to stay seated
  • Impulsivity – symptoms may mean that children interrupt other people, blurt out answers, or do things without thinking about the consequences

These symptoms can vary in severity and may impact a child’s academic performance, social interactions, and daily functioning.

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Frequently asked questions

ADHD stands for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. It’s a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects both children and adults. Individuals with ADHD may struggle with attention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity, which can impact various aspects of their daily life.

The main types of ADHD are:
ADHD, Predominantly Inattentive Presentation: This type is characterised primarily by difficulties with attention and focus. Individuals with this type may have trouble sustaining attention, being organised, following instructions, and completing tasks.

ADHD, Predominantly Hyperactive-Impulsive Presentation: This type is characterised mainly by hyperactivity and impulsivity. People with this type may be fidgety, have difficulty sitting still, act impulsively without thinking, and have a tendency to interrupt others.

ADHD, Combined Presentation: This is the most common type and involves a combination of both inattentive and hyperactive-impulsive symptoms. Individuals with this type display symptoms across both categories.

It’s worth noting that ADHD can present differently in each person, and symptoms may vary in severity. A thorough assessment by a qualified healthcare professional is crucial for an accurate diagnosis and to determine the most appropriate treatment plan.

The exact cause of ADHD is not fully understood, but it is believed to result from a combination of genetic, neurological, and environmental factors. Here are some key considerations:

Genetics: Research suggests that ADHD tends to run in families. If a close relative, such as a parent or sibling, has ADHD, there is a higher likelihood of it occurring in other family members.

Neurological Factors: Studies have shown that certain areas of the brain responsible for attention, impulse control, and activity levels may function differently in individuals with ADHD. Differences in neurotransmitter levels (chemical messengers in the brain) may also play a role.

Environmental Influences: Factors such as exposure to toxins during pregnancy, premature birth, low birth weight, or early exposure to environmental toxins like lead may contribute to the development of ADHD. Additionally, factors like maternal smoking or substance abuse during pregnancy can increase the risk.

Brain Injury or Damage: In some cases, brain injuries or damage to the frontal lobe, which is involved in executive functions like attention and impulse control, can lead to symptoms similar to ADHD.

Diet and Nutrition: While diet alone does not cause ADHD, some studies suggest that certain food additives, excessive sugar intake, and a lack of certain nutrients may exacerbate symptoms in some individuals.

It’s important to note that ADHD is a complex condition and likely arises from a combination of these factors. Each person’s experience with ADHD can be unique, and what contributes to the condition may vary from one individual to another.

ADHD is diagnosed through a comprehensive assessment process conducted by a qualified healthcare professional, such as a psychiatrist, clinical psychologist, or specialist in ADHD. Here are the typical steps involved in diagnosing ADHD:

Clinical Interview: The healthcare professional will conduct a detailed interview with the individual, and if applicable, with parents or caregivers (in the case of children) to gather information about the individual’s history, behavior, and symptoms.

Medical and Developmental History: A thorough review of the individual’s medical history, including any past or current medical conditions, medications, and developmental milestones, is conducted.

Symptom Evaluation: The healthcare professional will use specific criteria outlined in diagnostic manuals, such as the DSM-5 (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders), to assess the presence and severity of ADHD symptoms. These symptoms typically include inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity.

Behavioral Observations: Direct observations of the individual’s behavior in different settings, such as home, school, or work, may be part of the assessment process.

Information from Multiple Sources: Information from various sources, including parents, teachers, and, in the case of adults, employers or partners, may be collected to provide a comprehensive view of the individual’s functioning.

Psychological Testing: In some cases, psychological tests or assessments may be administered to evaluate cognitive functioning, attention, and other relevant factors.

Rule Out Other Conditions: It’s important to rule out other medical or psychological conditions that may have similar symptoms. Conditions like anxiety disorders, mood disorders, or learning disabilities may co-occur with or mimic ADHD.

Duration and Severity: The symptoms must have been present for a specified duration (usually at least six months) and must be severe enough to interfere with daily functioning in multiple settings.

Comparison with Diagnostic Criteria: The healthcare professional will compare the observed symptoms and behaviors with the diagnostic criteria for ADHD as outlined in diagnostic manuals.

Once a thorough assessment has been completed, the healthcare professional will provide a diagnosis based on their findings. It’s important to note that an accurate diagnosis is crucial for developing an appropriate treatment plan tailored to the individual’s specific needs.

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If you would like to contact us so your child can be treated for general paediatric consultation, have a neuro-development assessment, or begin the diagnostic process for ADHD or Autism, please contact us.

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