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ADHD

ADHD stands for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and is a, usually, congenital and hereditary disorder, in which fewer neurotransmitters are produced. These are the substances that transmit messages to the brain. This can make it hard to concentrate and make you easily distracted (attention problems). You may also make ill-considered decisions and act too quickly (impulsivity). In addition, you may be physically overactive or always feel restless (hyperactivity).

There are all kinds of forms of ADHD; everyone is different and has their own form of ADHD. As you can imagine, ADHD affects multiple areas, including school, work, relationships, substance use (alcohol, drugs, etc.) and the household. Everyone can express this in a different way.

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ADHD in Youth (6 – 18 years old)

If you are looking for more information on diagnosis and treatment of ADHD in children and adolescents, click here.

Self-test

The ADHD self-test is a screening test. This questionnaire is designed to help recognize the symptoms of ADHD in adults. The test provides a first clue that your symptoms may fit ADHD/ADD.
The self-test used at ADHDcentraal is the ASRS. It was developed by the WHO (the World Health Organization).

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Reference

For diagnosis and treatment at ADHDcentraal, you need a referral in all cases. We would like to receive a referral letter from your primary care physician or mental health practitioner. It is important, that the referrer refers to ADHDcentraal, and there is a specific referral to specialist mental health care.


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Treatment

Fortunately, ADHD can be treated effectively. Treatment consists of a combination of Psycho-education, Medication and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy that we use together to the best of our ability.
Psychoeducation helps you understand what happens with ADHD and what treatment will do to you. The medication will reduce the symptoms making you feel calmer and better able to concentrate. In CBT, you will work with your old behaviors and their patterns. This combination and individual counseling leads this to less chaos and more focus and therefore a better quality of life.

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