Neuropsychological Testing: ADHD

What is ADHD?

ADHD, or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, is a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects how people pay attention and manage their impulses. People with ADHD may have trouble focusing on tasks, sitting still, or waiting their turn. They may interrupt others, act without thinking, or take risks without considering the consequences. They may have difficulties staying organized or seem forgetful at times.

​Why Should I Seek a Neuropsychological Evaluation for ADHD?

A neuropsychological evaluation is a comprehensive assessment of cognitive functioning. It can be used to diagnose a variety of conditions, including ADHD. There are several reasons why you might wish to seek a neuropsychological evaluation for ADHD:

  • To get a definitive diagnosis: A neuropsychological evaluation can help to confirm or rule out a diagnosis of ADHD. This can be important for helping you access treatment and support services.
  • To understand their cognitive strengths and weaknesses: A neuropsychological evaluation can provide insights into your cognitive strengths and weaknesses. This information can be used to develop targeted interventions and accommodations to help you succeed in school, work, and other areas of life.
  • To rule out other possible causes of their symptoms: Symptoms that sometimes look like ADHD can be caused by a variety of other conditions, such as anxiety, depression, and learning disabilities. A neuropsychological evaluation can help to rule out other possible causes, which can ensure that you receive the most appropriate treatment.
Why Should I Receive an Evaluation Now?
  • Better outcomes: Early diagnosis and intervention can help to improve academic and occupational performance, reduce your risk of developing co-occurring mental health conditions, and improve overall quality of life.
  • ADHD is a lifelong condition: Most individuals with ADHD experience symptoms throughout life, so it is important to get a diagnosis and develop coping mechanisms early on. This can help to set you up for success in all areas, including in your work, school and personal life.
  • Treatment options are available: There are a variety of effective treatment options available for ADHD, including medication, therapy, and lifestyle changes. A neuropsychological evaluation can help to determine the best course of treatment.
Why Should I Choose Family Counseling Associates to Complete This Evaluation?

Family Counseling Associates has a strong reputation for providing high-quality care. Our team has considerable experience in the assessment of adult ADHD. Our evaluations are both comprehensive and highly tailored to your concerns. We provide you with timely and individualized feedback about how your brain works to help you lead the life you want to live.

Welcome Medical Psychology Center Patients!
We are excited to announce that Medical Psychology Center of Beverly, MA has officially merged with Family Counseling Associates effective 4/19/2024. We look forward to continuing to provide mental health care to Medical Psychology Center's existing patients and the Beverly community!