ADHD/ADD is a neurodevelopmental behavior disorder characterized by abnormal levels of inattention, hyperactivity/impulsivity or a combination of these in multiple settings. ADHD is usually first diagnosed in childhood and often continues into adulthood.
Evaluation begins with completion of an assessment scale filled out by parents and teachers. These are done prior to the first appointment and reviewed by the provider. A full history and neurological examination are completed. Multiple medication options, when appropriate, are then reviewed. Additional recommendations outside of medication treatment are discussed. Referrals may be made, when appropriate, as well as school accommodations.