ADHD (Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder) can affect both children and adults, male and female. At Family Legacy Counseling, we combine a thorough history and assessment techniques to assess the presence of the most common symptoms of ADD and ADHD in adults and children.
Did you know that 30% to 70% of children with ADHD will continue to struggle with symptoms in adulthood? According the National Institute of Mental Health, ADHD affects approximately 4.4 percent of individuals between the ages of 18-44. Many of these people were never diagnosed during childhood and are unsure whether their struggles really relate to ADHD. In adulthood, ADHD is often associated with work or academic performance problems, family and relationship struggles, and mental and physical health issues. And, it can be just plain frustrating.
The first step to treating ADHD in both children and adults is to obtain an accurate diagnosis. At Family Legacy Counseling, our approach to diagnosing ADD and ADHD includes obtaining a detailed history from the client and conducting comprehensive neuropsychological testing and evaluation to measure attention and other cognitive functions that are associated with ADHD.
Following completion of testing, our Psychologist meets with clients to review test results, answer questions and review treatment options, strategies, and resources for managing symptoms of ADHD. If you would like to make an appointment with one of our counselors, or have any questions, please call (515) 727-1338 or click here if you would like to email us and receive a call back from one of our front office staff.