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August is quickly approaching and students are getting ready for a new academic year. Along with buying school supplies and cringing at the soaring prices of textbooks, many people also prepare by getting a mental health evaluation for learning difficulties such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

However, children are not the only ones who can be impacted by the affects of ADHD. At the Couch, we work with people of all ages who struggle to maintain focus, see tasks through, or sit through a meeting without making excuses to leave their chair. While these symptoms don’t automatically qualify a person for an ADHD diagnosis, they are common for people who have the condition.

ADHD and other types of learning difficulties can be diagnosed with a neuropsych evaluation which includes taking psychological tests. Some seem like games with blocks while others look like a standardized test. Using this information, psychologists can determine whether a person’s lack of concentration may be due to anxiety, attention deficit, a learning disorder, or something else. This information is very helpful in determining what types of interventions (such as medications or therapy) can help.

For more information about diagnosis, treatment, and tips for people with ADHD, check out these links!

DrHallowell.com

Psychology Today

Psych Central