Assessment of ADHD

Attention Deficit Disorder has the potential to make work miserable. You lose your focus on the major goal of the project and you get feedback from others that your work is not what it needs to be. If someone has recommended that you be assessed for ADHD, it may be time to make an appointment to find out whether you really are not lazy, unmotivated or disorganized by choice, rather by a set of behaviors that have taken over your daily life.

When I assess for ADHD, I look at your work habits, your personal life and your schedule. Sometimes I learn that your job has increased your workload, you have many issues piling up in your personal life and your schedule is unmanageable, despite your best efforts. I utilize screening instruments, information from your family (if you allow them to) and work (where I can even conduct part of the assessment if needed, and again with your permission). It is very important to understand what your environment is like.

Too often I hear of someone being diagnosed with ADHD with minimal questioning and few options for treatment.

I work with you in developing a comprehensive plan to get organized, be on time, have energy and be dedicated to what matters most to you. I use research based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, which challenges thinking errors and improves your daily priorities to streamline your life and decrease the amount of time that you spend on issues that mean very little to you.

I also treat the anxiety that all too often comes from having difficulty getting organized, planning and being in control of your life.

To get help now, contact Michael at 949-777-6694 or to arrange for a thorough evaluation.

If you would like to know more about diagnosis, please feel free to ask. The DSM-IV-TR (the guide for diagnosis of ADHD) is utilized.