Child and Adolescent ADHAD

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) can be categorised into 2 types of behavioural problems: inattentiveness (difficulty concentrating and focusing) and hyperactivity/impulsiveness. 

Many people with ADHD have problems that fall into both these categories, but this is not always the case. The symptoms can cause significant problems in a child's life, such as underachievement at school, poor social interaction with other children and adults, and problems with discipline.

Symptoms of ADHD in young children and teenagers include:

  • Having a short attention span and easily distracted.
  • Making careless mistakes and appearing forgetful.
  • Having difficulty organising tasks and constantly changing tasks.
  • Being unable to sit still and fidgeting.
  • Excessive talking and interrupting conversations.
  • Difficulty concentrating and waiting their turn.
  • Little or no sense of danger.

Phoenix Mental Health Services offers ADHD assessments for children and young people aged between 6-17 years old. We have a team of highly experienced and dedicated ADHD specialist psychiatrists. The assessment includes a detailed pre-screening process and at the end of the assessment the parents and patient will receive a report with recommendations. This assessment will screen for other mental health conditions, but the primary focus will be assessment of ADHD. If you are looking for an assessment for someone who is 18 or older, please click here for information about adult ADHD.

Please see our flow chart below to get an idea of how our ADHD assessment works. Please contact us to start the process. 

Child and Adolescent ADHD Clinic