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ADD/ADHD

Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) is often thought of as a childhood syndrome, yet children with ADD become adults with ADD. Unfortunately, most adults with ADD were never diagnosed as children. Often, they don’t become aware of the possibility of having ADD until they recognize parallel personal experiences with one of their children who has been diagnosed. While ADD or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) symptoms do change as patients pass through childhood, adolescence and adulthood, this hereditary disorder can continue to have a significant impact on personal and family life as well as in the workplace.

ADD/ADHD is very often successfully treatable, but accurate diagnosis is important. Treatments that are successful for ADD/ADHD do not help, and may worsen, other conditions that might have been mistakenly diagnosed as ADD/ADHD.


Adult ADD Self-Assessment
 
(click to download PDF)

Accurate diagnosis is the first step toward managing symptoms and achieving more satisfaction and productivity in all areas of life. While this symptom checklist cannot definitively diagnose someone with ADD or ADHD, it is a good guide to determine if additional testing is needed.

If you have 4 or more symptom check-marks in the darkly shaded area of the screening test, you may have ADHD. Call Virtua Neuroscience for expert multi-disciplinary diagnosis and treatment. 

Visit the Children and Adults with ADHD website for further information.