New Patient suspecting ADHD Diagnosis
The AD/HD diagnostic evaluation process for new patients begins with a comprehensive questionnaire covering current and past problems, treatments, symptoms, and family history review. In addition, a survey of potential co-existing disorders is completed.
These papers will be sent to you via email.
We request that all documents, along with past diagnosis, treatment, and/or school records, be returned to our office prior to the first visit. The first office visit takes one hour to review the current issues and relevant past history. For children and teens both parents and child should be present; for adults, a spouse or significant other should accompany you.
During the consultation session we may determine a need to do further testing. This may include the Conner’s AD/HD Rating Scales for children or adults, the examination of prior testing, evaluation of Working Memory and Executive Functions (see tab), and possibly an examination of brain wave patterns using Quantitative EEG (see tab).
Once this information is gathered, a second one hour visit is scheduled to review the testing, make a diagnosis and discuss the various treatment options including exercise, medication, nutrition and the need for coaching, counseling and/or ongoing therapy. Further neuropsychological or neuroeducational evaluation may also be recommended.
Treatment is monitored more closely when newly diagnosed, and follow-up office appointments called Progress Reports occur after one month of treatment and every three months thereafter.
New Patient with Prior ADHD Diagnosis
If you have had a prior ADHD diagnosis and wish to to discuss medication issues and additional treatment options, this can often be accomplished in a single one hour session.Monitoring of your progress also occurs every three months.