Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or ADHD is one of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders. It is typically diagnosed in childhood but continues into adulthood. ADHD occurs in about 4.4% of the adult population in the U.S. Many adults are not even aware that they have ADHD. But when everyday tasks become difficult for them, it may be due to ADHD. Fortunately, Harmony Bay Wellness offers ADHD testing for adults. We can examine your situation and consult with you as we gauge your particular needs. If ADHD is your diagnosis, Harmony Bay Wellness offers numerous therapies to help cope and develop the necessary skills to address it.
Adults with ADHD
Diagnosing ADHD in adults can be difficult. Symptoms of ADHD are sometimes similar to other mental health conditions, such as anxiety and mood disorders. Often, adults with ADHD have at least one other mental health condition, such as anxiety or depression.
Some signs and symptoms of ADHD include:
- Problems prioritizing
- Problems focusing on tasks
- Trouble multi-tasking
- Poor planning
- Mood swings
- Difficulty coping with stress
All of these symptoms can make it challenging for adults to find success at work, school, or in meeting their family obligations. However, with the right treatment, adults can learn the skills necessary to manage their condition. Also, ADHD can exacerbate other mental health issues. Sometimes, treating ADHD is the first step in improving one’s mental health and addressing other issues.
ADHD Testing at Harmony Bay Wellness
To properly diagnose ADHD in adults, Harmony Bay Wellness offers comprehensive ADHD testing using Brain Train IVA-2 to test clients for visual and auditory attention response control functioning. ADHD testing is offered both onsite at the Harmony Bay Wellness facility and remotely. This allows patients who are receiving treatment through telehealth services to get the testing they desire and make their treatment program more complete.
By following a 3-step process, our clinicians can evaluate the various factors involved in accurately diagnosing attention deficit disorder (ADD) and ADHD in less than an hour. The complete evaluation includes the patient’s clinical history, symptoms, clinical observations, rating scale results, IVA-2 test results, and additional psychological conditions.
Here are the benefits of IVA-2 testing:
- Administered in 15 minutes
- Utilizes ten different data analyses to provide in-depth information in both table and graph format to aid clinicians in interpreting the test scores and data.
- It provides nine unique interpretive reports to help guide clinicians in better understanding their clients’ attention and response control problems.
- It provides a report writer that enables clinicians to create a customized diagnostic report based on their comprehensive evaluation.
- Includes free online parent, teacher, and self ADHD rating scales.
Once an individual has their results, they can continue to consult with our counselors and therapists to determine the best course of action. Harmony Bay Wellness offers a wide range of mental health therapies in conjunction with our ADHD therapy program. No matter your need or that of a loved one, our ADHD testing center can provide medications such as:
- Stimulants: examples include Vyvanse, Adderall, Ritalin
- Non-stimulants: examples include Intuniv, Strattera
- Antidepressants: examples include Wellbutrin, Effexor
Does Insurance Cover ADHD Testing?
Often, insurance providers require ADHD testing before patients are prescribed stimulant medications used to treat ADHD. Other mental health disorders and underlying mood disorders could result in onset manic symptoms if not diagnosed properly. This is why it’s vital to be tested and work with your counselors and therapist to design the best course of treatment to fit your medical history and current needs.
Do not let your ADHD symptoms disrupt your life. For more information about ADHD testing at Harmony Bay Wellness, reach out today at 855.765.6399.
Last Updated on July 31, 2020