While only a qualified mental health professional can actually diagnose a mental health problem, the following information can be used to help assess what general area you might be having difficulty with. Please note this is not a comprehensive listing of all psychiatric disorders and does not substitute for an evaluation by a mental health professional.
I am offering video sessions for anyone who would like to do their ADHD evaluation online. The process is still very effective using video conferencing, and with the current outbreak of coronoavirus (COVID-19), this should not deter you from achieving better results in your life.
Untreated ADHD Can Lead To:
Research suggests that the symptoms of ADHD can persist into adulthood, having a significant impact on the relationships, careers, and even the personal safety of those who may suffer from it. Because this disorder is often misunderstood, many people who have it do not receive appropriate treatment and, as a result, may never reach their full potential. Part of the problem is that it can be difficult to diagnose, particularly in adults.
Currently, there are three types of ADHD:
Contrary to popular belief, ADD is not an actual diagnosis. It was a popular term coined to describe Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Primarily Inattentive Type.
Some Characteristics of Inattentive Symptoms Include:
Some Characteristics of Hyperactive/Impulsive Symptoms Include:
This is not intended to be a diagnostic tool, but if any of these characteristics apply to you on a frequent basis or cause you frustration, I recommend a professional ADHD evaluation.
The diagnosis can be accurately given with just a very thorough interview. Dr. Jordan has many years of experience diagnosing and working with children, adolescents and adults with ADHD and can typically provide a diagnosis of ADHD in an adult in 2-3 visits. Dr. Jordan no longer diagnoses ADHD in children or adolescents but can provide referrals for that if needed.