In preparation for your research

You are on the waiting list for diagnostics for and possibly treatment for ADHD. In preparation for your examination, we ask you to do the following so that we can get the most complete picture of you and your symptoms and help you as best we can.

1. First, it is important to consider what your help questions are:

  • What are you running into in your daily functioning? In what areas of life (study, work, relationships, leisure, well-being, etc.)?
  • How often do you run into these issues, how much do they bother you?
  • How do these issues affect your functioning and well-being?
  • What are the 3 most important things you would like to see different?

2. Look up information from elementary school reports; what stood out?

3. Go into conversation with people who know you from the past. For example, ask:

  • What kind of child were you? How did you grow up?
  • How did it go at school? (grades, concentration, behavior, etc.)
  • Did you have (many/few) friends, were you bullied/excluded?
  • What did you do in your spare time?

4. If you suffer from sleep problems, you can use a sleep diary tracking.
Keep at least 2 weeks, preferably two weeks, this gives a somewhat more reliable picture. You can print out the sleep diary and keep it.