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Understanding and Treating ADHD
at Evolving Minds Counselling

At Evolving Minds Counselling, we recognise Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) as a complex neurodevelopmental condition affecting one in twenty Australians. Despite common misconceptions, ADHD spans a broad spectrum, impacting individuals of all ages, from children to adolescents and adults.

Our team at Evolving Minds has undergone specialist training in this area and is dedicated to providing the best possible care. We also offer comprehensive ADHD assessments for adults. 

ADHD Symptoms and Diagnosis

Individuals with ADHD typically display a persistent pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity that significantly interferes with their daily functioning or development. These symptoms must persist for at least six months and occur in two or more settings, such as home, school, or work, to meet diagnostic criteria.

Symptoms of Inattention:

  • Frequently overlooking details or making careless mistakes

  • Difficulty maintaining focus during tasks or play

  • Regularly failing to follow through on instructions or complete assignments

  • Frequently misplacing essential items needed for tasks or activities

Symptoms of Hyperactivity and Impulsivity:

  • Regular fidgeting, tapping hands or feet, or squirming 

  • Frequently leaving your when expected to remain seated

  • Excessive talking

  • Frequent interruption or intrusion into others' conversations or activities

Effective Treatments for ADHD

Behavioural therapy for children is one of the most effective treatment options. Some people may also benefit from a combination of medication and psychological support.

 

Adults with ADHD can benefit significantly from therapy, which aims to teach skills for organising tasks, improving time management, and enhancing communication. Therapy also addresses emotional issues, such as anxiety or depression, that often accompany ADHD.

Additional Resources

For further reading, please visit ADHD Australia. There, you can access additional resources and information on co-existing conditions such as autism spectrum disorder, anxiety, depression, learning difficulties, OCD, sensory processing disorder, and oppositional defiant disorder.

 

Contact Us

If you wish to schedule an appointment or have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us on 02 8519 4197.  Alternatively, you can complete the online booking form below, and one of our team members will be in touch.

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