ADD/ADHD looks different in every person, so there is a wide array of criteria or measures for testing to help health professionals reach a diagnosis. It is important to be open and honest with the specialist conducting your evaluation so that he or she can come to the most accurate conclusion.
Many people only learn that they have ADD/ADHD when they become adults. Some find out after their children receive the diagnosis; as they become educated about the condition, they realize that they also have it. For others, the symptoms finally outpace their coping skills, causing significant enough problems in their daily life that they seek help. If you recognize the signs and symptoms of ADD/ADHD in yourself, schedule your appointment with a mental health Professional at CCC. Once you make that important appointment, being somewhat nervous about it is normal. Let the licensed professionals at Counselor's Clinical Cottage help you get your life back on track.