NorthShore ADHD Assessment
Visit 1 - 60 m
Overview of the current concern
Assessment of domain specific impairment
E360 Assessment of lifetime symptom specific impairment
Family and childhood history
Visit 2 - 60m
E360 Assessment of lifetime mental health co-morbidity
Current and lifetime substance use
Current assessment of social-emotional function
Review of diet, lifestyle and physical health
E360 Mood and Behavioral Dysregulation Index
Visit 3 - 30m
Risk assessment and mitigation
Prescription, referral, coaching or counseling
We don't like labels. Our primary goal is to help our patients understand what they have, why they have it and what to do about it.
We'll be straight with you. When it comes to treating severe ADHD, you can't really get complete remission without medication. We wish it weren't that way. But the right medication, at the right dose, taken the right way can bring dramatic change, allowing people to meet their full potential in life.
But, the truth is, regardless of the medication, no one will get better unless they take some responsibility. We can prescribe a diet or an exercise program, but you have to be accountable for your part of the treatment. It's not fun. it's not easy and it's not fast, but if you really want to optimize your function, you have to have play your part.
We can't teach you to concentrate, but we can teach skills that will help you manage your life. Those executive skills include, organization, prioritization, lists, schedules, tricks and hacks. You will be amazed how much of a difference it can make, when you combine coaching with medication.
No one had a perfect childhood. We observe and mimic the patterns of emotions and behaviours that were modelled for us in our family of origin. Observing and changing those patterns will set you free.
We go to bat for our patients, whether that is in the workplace, at school or against and insurer. People don't often understand that ADHD and Addiction are invisible disabilities.