add/adhd testing

What is ADD/ADHD?

Technically, there is not a diagnosis of attention deficit disorder. The Diagnostic and Statistiical Manual of Mental Disorder, Fifth Edition, considers the diagnosis as attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder with three subtypes:


(1) Predominantly inattentive type
(2) Predominantly hyperactive type

(3) Combined type

 

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What's the difference between the three types?

Insurance coverage varies from each person to each insurance plan. It is up to you to call and verify if any and what therapy or psychological testing is covered. Be sure to inquire as to whether or not you will have a copay and if there is a limited number of sessions you are permitted.

 

Should I be tested?

If you have symptoms such as difficulty concentrating, frequently misplacing or losing items, hyperactivity, impulsivity, academic difficulties, difficulty starting and completing tasks, or avoding taks that require sustained attention, you should schedule a free initial consultation by calling 281-941-2012.

What is the ADHD evaluation process?

The ADHD evaluation process begins with a thorough clinical interview. The clinical interview will assist in determining if ADHD testing is appropriate. If deemed appropriate, the next step is to complete several tests that test for different aspects of ADHD. These tests are different that academic tests. After completing the tests, you will tnen return for a follow-up appointment to review your results and potential treatment options.

 

How long is the evaluation process?

The clinical interview and testing portion of the evaluation takes approximately 4 hours. After completing the clinical interview and testing portion of the evaluation, it takes approximately two weeks to complete the written report.