The OAD Clinic
Adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Treatment
ADHD is a behavioural disorder that includes symptoms such as inattentiveness, hyperactivity and impulsiveness. They tend to be noticed at an early age and may become more noticeable when a child's circumstances change, such as when they start school. Most cases are diagnosed when children are 6 to 12 years old.
There are three subtypes of ADHD:
Predominantly Inattentive Presentation: This subtype is characterized by symptoms of inattention, such as difficulty paying attention, forgetfulness, disorganization, and difficulty completing tasks completing tasks.
Predominantly Hyperactive-Impulsive Presentation: This subtype is characterized by symptoms of hyperactivity and impulsivity, such as fidgeting, interrupting others, and difficulty waiting their turn.
Combined Presentation: This subtype includes symptoms of both inattention and hyperactivity-impulsivity.
Unravelling the ADHD mystery: genes and environment in symphony.
ADHD knows no age: Spotting the signs from childhood to adulthood.
A winning combination of therapy, medication, and lifestyle changes.
With the right tools and support, success is always within reach.
Our team of clinicians and consultant psychiatrists have many years of experience using combined clinical and electronic assessment tools, including a computerised test (T.O.V.A.).
The symptoms of ADHD usually improve with age, but many adults who were diagnosed with the condition at a young age continue to experience problems. ADHD patients may also have additional problems, such as sleep and anxiety disorders.
For an adult to be diagnosed with ADHD, the symptoms should also have a moderate effect on different areas of life, such as:
Underachieving at work or in education
Difficulty making or keeping friends
Difficulty in relationships with partners
If your problems are recent and did not occur regularly in the past, you're not considered to have ADHD. This is because it's currently thought that ADHD cannot develop for the first time in adults.