There is no one single test for ADD/ADHD. What is required is a thorough assessment from a clinician specializing in this disorder. Unfortunately many adults have been misdiagnosed over the years as a result of the limited number of clinicians trained to test for ADD/ADHD. Adults often only receive treatment for the secondary issues that can accompany the disorder such as low self-esteem, drug and alcohol abuse, shame, depression, anxiety and relationship problems without ever addressing the core issue.
Our clinicians are trained to test for ADD/ADHD by providing a thorough assessment that differentiates this diagnosis from other possible diagnoses. While certain criteria must be met for a diagnosis, ADD/ADHD presents differently in different people. As a part of your assessment, we will identify the symptoms of ADD/ADHD affecting your life and will tailor treatment to fit your needs. Receiving an accurate diagnosis is often very liberating to a person who has struggled all of their life with symptoms that they could not define or understand.
An important step in the process of being assessed for ADD/ADHD is to to complete a Free Anonymous Online Screening. This ADD/ADHD screening tool takes less than five minutes to complete, and can aid in determining the need for further Testing by a trained professional. The Adult ADHD Self-Report Scale v1.1 (ASRS) and ADHD-ASRS checklist v1.1 were created by the World Health Organization ©2001 .
At the completion of the ASRS your score will be totaled and you will be given a recommendation based on the findings.