Addiction Medicine & Addiction Psychiatrists located in Litchfield Park, AZ & Phoenix, AZ
Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common mental health disorders in children, but it also affects more than 8% of adults. The experienced team at 2nd Chance in Phoenix, Glendale, and Gilbert, Arizona, draw from their extensive ADHD testing experience to deliver comprehensive care. To schedule an appointment with 2nd Chance, call the location nearest you or book online today.
ADHD Testing Q&A
What is ADHD testing?
ADHD testing refers to a series of evaluations used to diagnose attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. There are multiple types of assessments and evaluations. Doctors, psychiatrists, and psychologists conduct multiple tests, administer questionnaires, and interview parents, teachers, and relatives to accurately diagnose ADHD.
Are there different types of ADHD?
The types of ADHD tests the 2nd Chance team uses often depend on the type of ADHD you have. The three most common types of ADHD are:
Children and adults with inattentive ADHD typically are easily distracted. If you have this type of ADHD, you may zone out, struggle to concentrate, and daydream frequently.
Impulsive/hyperactive ADHD is the least common type. It causes overactive and impulsive behaviors without inattention.
The most common form of ADHD, combined type includes a mix of inattentive and impulsive behaviors.
What are the signs of ADHD?
Common signs of ADHD in children and adults include:
- Difficulty concentrating
- Feeling distracted
- Daydreaming frequently
- Problems sitting still
- Interrupting others
- Poor organizational skills
- Talking excessively
- Difficulty staying on task
Many individuals with ADHD also struggle to maintain interpersonal relationships at work, school, or in their personal lives.
What happens during ADHD testing?
While there’s no single ADHD test, 2nd Chance is home to the latest types of testing to ensure you or your child receives an accurate diagnosis.
The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) serves as a guide for your ADHD assessment. The team may use this guide in addition to health screenings to rule out other conditions, like anxiety.
The practice also offers QB testing, which utilizes computer technology to assess your impulsivity and ability to concentrate. A QB test compares your results to others of the same sex in your same age group who don’t have ADHD.
What happens after ADHD testing?
After your ADHD test, the team can create a comprehensive treatment plan that targets your unique needs. Most individuals benefit from psychotherapy, which focuses on modifying unhelpful thoughts and behavioral patterns. The team may also recommend stimulant medications to improve your focus.
Call 2nd Chance or schedule an appointment online today to learn more about ADHD testing.