ADHD Assessment

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental condition with hallmark features in persisting patterns of inattention and/or hyperactivity and impulsivity.

Millstream Psychology clinicians assess for ADHD in children & adolescents

Clinical Psychologist Qualifications

Clinical Skills

ADHD Assessment
National Guideline

Adherence

Comprehensive Processes

Cognitive Assessment Inclusion

What is Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)?

ADHD is a neurodevelopmental condition with hallmark features in persisting patterns of inattention and/or hyperactivity and impulsivity.

  • Symptoms develop in childhood.
  • ADHD occurs in 5-7% of children and 2% of adults.
  • ADHD is a genetic condition.
  • There is a rate of 30-90% of symptoms and impairment persisting into adulthood.
  • ADHD is often associated with other cognitive, social and emotional difficulties.
  • Emotional dysregulation is often a significant component of ADHD with affective reactivity and emotional lability and an inability to inhibit emotional expression, although it is underrepresented in ADHD.
  • ADHD commonly occurs with internalising conditions (anxiety and depression), externalising conditions (Oppositional Defiance Disorder and Conduct Disorder), and sleep problems.

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