People with ADD and ADHD share a common story; they are smart, and have goals and dreams, but aren’t doing as well as they could at school or on the job. They share other things in common too—like hurtful comments from people who see them as misbehaving, lazy or unmotivated.
You know these comments are unfair—and untrue. But what should you do?
It’s important to figure out whether ADD or ADHD can explain the challenges you are seeing, especially since treatments for ADD and ADHD can be incredibly effective. Help is available—and science shows that specific treatments can make a big difference!
Here are answers to questions we are often asked about assessing ADD and ADHD at the Possibilities Clinic.
ADHD is a real, physical, neurobiological brain difference. Thousands of scientific studies have proven that fact, so don’t let anyone tell you otherwise!
Attention deficit disorders can look different in different people. Difficulty with focusing is a common theme, but some individuals are more hyperactive and impulsive, while others tend to daydream.
Bottom line: Diagnosing ADD and ADHD can’t be done with a simple checklist. It can’t be done in 15 minutes.
There are many medication and non-medication options out there. Some have scientific support and others don’t. How do you know what’s right for you or your family? How do you know what’s going to make real change happen? We’ll devise a Treatment Plan that helps you achieve bigger goals and better outcomes. And we’ll only offer treatments that are supported by science.
Our team expertise allows for a comprehensive examination of a full range of abilities—from Attention Deficit Disorders to mental health concerns like anxiety, depression, and learning challenges.
Since we examine a range of issues associated with attention, we call our approach the Comprehensive Multidisciplinary Team Assessment: Attention, Behaviour, Mental Health and Learning Profile.
However, it’s never too late. Interventions continue to be effective in high school, university, and into adulthood. We’ve seen thousands of preschoolers, college students, and seniors. At any age, good outcomes can happen with the right Treatment Plan.
At The Possibilities Clinic, our team works with you to coordinate medication and non-medication treatments in one clinic.