Let's get answers.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Aka ADHD.
Hey there, busy body. We see you squirming in your chair during meetings and fidgeting like a kid even though you're in your 30s. We know you're not inconsiderate or rude just because you interrupt people or zone out in the middle of a conversation with them. All those times you've beat yourself up for losing the keys or, even worse, the car in the parking garage... you didn't deserve that. It's not you; it's your brain.
Your unique and wonderful brain. It makes you creative, energetic, and spontaneous. It may even give you laser focus at times. It simply doesn't have as much norepinephrine as a "normal brain," meaning your frontal cortex has trouble maintaining your attention, your limbic system is slow to regulate your emotions, your basal ganglia has some confusing communication, and your reticular activating system is having a bit of a traffic jam.
Screening. Now available.
There is no definitive test for ADHD. However, with a thorough screening and professional consultation, bonmente's qualified providers can help get you the correct diagnosis, so you can get the correct treatment.
What's in a diagnosis?
ADHD is a mental health disorder characterized by long-standing patterns of impulsivity, hyperactivity, distractibility, and inattention. Most often diagnosed in children, it can persist into adulthood. About 5% of adults in the United States have ADHD, and many are undiagnosed and untreated.
Inattention, Hyperactivity, & Impulsivity
Must have 5 or more inattentive, hyperactive, and/or impulsive symptoms for 6 or more months.
Early Development of Symptoms
Symptoms must have appeared before age 12.
Significant Life Impact
Symptoms must have high degree of negative impact on life, including social and occupational or scholastic activities.
Symptoms Across Environments
Symptoms must exist across multiple life environments, such as school, work, home, or social settings.
Reduction in Function
Symptoms must interfere with functioning or reduced the quality of functioning in social, academic or occupational environments.
Other Clinical Causes
Symptoms must not be more likely attributed to other causes, such as drug use, bipolar disorder, anxiety or personality disorders.
Screening first. Consultation next.
After submission of your thorough online screening assessment, you will need a live consultation with a qualified bonmente provider for further evaluation and to develop an appropriate treatment plan.
ADHD is managed with a combination of treatments that include:
- Prescription medications
- Individual psychotherapy
- Cognitive behavioral therapy
Note: Completion of ADHD Screening and ADHD Consultation does not guarantee a diagnosis of ADHD. Only trained healthcare providers can diagnose or treat ADHD. Upon completion of your screening and consultation, your provider will develop a personalized treatment plan that may or may not involve stimulant medications and therapy.
In some cases, screening may determine ineligibility with our practice due to acuity or insurance constraints. The screening fee is non-refundable.