Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

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Most of our psychologists work in the Melbourne CBD Clinic, and the rest in different locations across Melbourne. You can find out all about our psychologists – when, where and what issues they work with – on our online booking page or you can call our reception on 1300 161 639.

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We recommend that your first step is an online Personal Matching appointment. Research shows that the key to successful outcomes is the relationship between client and psychologist. At Psychology Melbourne, we don't leave that to chance. We offer a personal matching session with one of our trained Matching Psychologists who will expertly choose the right psychologist for you and your issues.

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GP Referral

All our psychologists are registered with Medicare, allowing clients with a referral and a Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP) from their GP to receive a substantial rebate.

Note that you do not require a referral from a GP unless you intend to claim a Medicare rebate.

Find out more about MHCP Medicare rebate.

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Reception is open:
Mon–Thu 8:30 am - 6:30 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 6 pm
Saturday 9 am - 3 pm
closed public holidays

After hours appointments may also be available.

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If you are can't get to the clinic, you can use our secure phone and video counselling services. This allows you to get expert, effective psychological help from your home, but also from work or your hotel room when you’re interstate or overseas.

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What is ADHD?

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a common neurodevelopmental disorder that effects the brain's executive functioning, and also effects how you process information and behave.

ADHD is usually diagnosed in childhood, around ages 6-12/13 but symptoms can become apparent at any age including adulthood. A late ADHD diagnosis might mean there have been symptoms since childhood, but they were either misdiagnosed or not formally assessed at school.

What are some of the signs and symptoms?

ADHD symptoms often include ongoing, persistent patterns of inattention, poor concentration, procrastination, an inability to focus, hyperactivity or impulsivity. These patterns may lead the individual to face challenges in their daily functioning, have troubled relationships, experience low confidence and self-esteem, have difficulties at work and developing new skills.

These signs and symptoms may vary depending on the child or adult. Some people may experience some of these symptoms while others experience most of them.

Strategies to help manage ADHD 

Behavioural

For children aged 6-12 years and adolescents, behavioural strategies may include:

For adults, the above strategies can be modified. Other behavioural strategies include:

Psychological

When to seek professional assistance

Often, people with ADHD feel quite frustrated and can become anxious or depressed at not being able to achieve their full potential. Sleep problems and relationship issues can be the reason that people initially seek treatment.

If symptoms are significantly affecting your daily life, work or relationships, it's important to seek more professional help.

How Psychology Melbourne can help

Not everyone who is overly hyperactive, inattentive, or impulsive has an attention deficit disorder as most people sometimes blurt out things they didn't mean to say, bounce from one task to another, or become disorganized and forgetful.

To assess whether a person has ADHD, we consider several critical questions: Are they a continuous problem and not just a response to a temporary situation? Do the behaviours occur in several settings or only in one specific place like the playground or the office? Are there any other mental health issues present, e.g., anxiety or depression?

Psychology Melbourne offers an objective assessment and diagnosis for ADHD to see if you meet the diagnostic criteria. This a report will be provided with clear recommendations and a future plan. You can take this report to other allied health and medical appointments. 

combined adhd and autism assessment package

Combined ADHD and Autism Assessment Package

This economic package provides a comprehensive ADHD/Autism assessment, five expert consultations, and a detailed report to enhance memory, focus, and behaviour.
Cost: $2250

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adult adhd assessment package

Adult ADHD Assessment Package

ADHD can affect your career, relationships and social life. This professional assessment can identify problems and offer recommendations for a positive outcome.
Cost: $1200

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adhd coaching group

ADHD Coaching Group

By attending this online coaching group, you will gain confidence and understanding about how your brain works, develop new ways to manage your ADHD and build on existing strengths.
Dates: Thursdays starting 25th May 7pm-8pm, 6 sessions online

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adhd screener

ADHD Screener

Have you ever wondered if you have ADHD? This Screener identifies symptoms sooner for easier treatment. Plus, get 10% off the full ADHD test.
Cost: $170

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living with adhd coaching group

Living with ADHD Coaching Group

This online coaching group will help you gain confidence and understanding about how your brain works, develop new ways to manage your ADHD and build on existing strengths.
Dates: Starting Wednesday 22nd May, 4 weekly sessions online

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If you are diagnosed with ADHD you may require medication. This is a restricted medication and can only be prescribed by a psychiatrist or pediatrician. You will need a GP referral to a psychiatrist which we can help you with. This will be an extra cost.

You may also choose to manage your ADHD without medication via Cognitive Behavioural therapy and other behavioural techniques. Often a combination of medication and behavioural techniques can get the best outcomes.


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