Adult ADHD Assessments
At Project Wellbeing we provide comprehensive assessments and interventions for Adults with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder).
Our experience has been that most adults feel a sense of relief and empowerment on receiving confirmation of an ADHD diagnosis. This is because the diagnosis leads to a feeling that everything makes sense and helps shift the focus from self-blame to understanding how your brain works, and harnessing the wonder of your brain to improve function at home, work and daily life.
About Adult ADHD
In Australia, an estimated 815,000 people live with ADHD. Unfortunately, ADHD in adulthood is poorly recognised, under diagnosed and under treated in Australia. This is of particular concern due to the adverse impact of ADHD on nearly every aspect of an adult’s life.
ADHD presents differently in adults than it does in children, and it is important that assessments take this into consideration.
Our adult ADHD assessments include an in-depth clinical interview, validated psychometric measures for assessing for adult ADHD, and a comprehensive report with practical evidence-based recommendations.
Adults with ADHD tend to report:
- Difficulty getting started on tasks
- Difficulty completing tasks
- Poor attention; excessive distractibility
impulsivity; saying or doing things without thinking
- Excessive and chronic procrastination
- Frequently losing things
- Poor organization, planning, and time management skills
- Relationship discord
Not every person with ADHD displays all of the symptoms, nor does every person with ADHD experience symptoms to the same level of severity. Some people have mild ADHD, while others have severe ADHD resulting in significant impairments. ADHD can cause problems in tertiary educational settings, at work, home, in parenting, and can affect other tasks of daily living.
Thankfully, ADHD is one of the most treatable psychological concerns. Therefore, early detection and diagnosis can have a highly beneficial impact on an adult who has ADHD.
What Individuals say About Receiving Confirmation of ADHD as an Adult
Q : As an adult, what was it like to receive an ADHD diagnosis?
A: “It was the happiest day of my life. Without a shadow of doubt, because finally I could understand what it was that had shaped me more than anything else in my life. I was absolutely elated when I found out”
Andy Hutchinson – Insight season 2022 ep 1
Q: How did you feel when you were told you had ADHD at 28 years old?
A: “It was such a relief! My partner came home and said” “why are you crying” “I said … I’ve just understood myself. It was like everything made sense. I didn’t feel dumb anymore, I had a path moving foward”
Lizette Lee – Insight season 2022 ep 1
The Assessment Process:
Second Feedback Session
Ongoing Therapy and /or Coaching for ADHD
We offer ongoing therapy to assist with managing the symptoms of ADHD. Evidence based treatment for ADHD includes a combination of medication with therapy. In cases of mild ADHD therapy can be a standalone treatment.
Evidence based therapies for ADHD include:
- Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
- Time Management and Organisations Skills training
- Anger Management
- Interpersonal skills
- Improving Self-Esteem
- Marriage and / or Family
- Counselling: helps all family members to understand and cope
Online Self-Paced 8 Week Course
With over 40 years combined experience, join the collaboration of three highly experienced psychologists and practice owners: Tehani Gunasekara, Karen Martin and Melissa Johnson on an 8-week journey. This course will provide you with education, strategies and practical tips aimed to improve problems in study, jobs and career, at home, in the family and other relationships, and with tasks of daily living.
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Formal diagnosis of Adult ADHD requires a multidisciplinary approach. This includes your General Practitioner, Psychologist, Psychiatrist and, at times, other medical specialists. At Project Wellbeing our psychologists provide you with a written report and verbal explanation of the assessment results. This includes an indication if you meet the criteria for Adult ADHD diagnosis. Our reports can be reviewed by a Psychiatrist who may confirm diagnosis and prescribe medication where appropriate.
The cost of an assessment depends on many factors, and a price will be provided to you after you have submitted an enquiry. However, as a guide you can expect to pay between $1500 and $2400 for an assessment.
Our client support team is available to support you with questions and enquiries. Booking your appointment is easy, call us on (02) 9136 0481 or click here to complete our online form.
Make an enquiry
To find out more or make an appointment please call us on (02) 9136 0481 or fill in the contact form.