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In our daily lives, we often use the word 'diagnoses' as an umbrella term when talking about ADD, ADHD and autism, for example. Here we clarify the terms.

How common are these types of diagnoses?

We live in a time when more and more people are experiencing neuropsychiatric challenges such as ADD, ADHD and autism. It is important to understand that these diagnoses are not just labels but part of the human experience that affects life in different ways. About 5% of children are affected by ADHD and about 1% of the entire population has an autism diagnosis.

According to the Mental Health Commission (Australia) 50% of all adult mental health issues emerge before the age of 14.

Symptoms and signs: when to seek help?

Seeking help for issues such as concentration difficulties can be a big step towards understanding yourself better. It can also give you the tools to deal with challenges in your daily life. If you recognize any of the following signs, it may be appropriate to have an initial conversation with a psychologist or therapist prior to an ADHD or ADD assessment.

What set our therapist apart was her genuine empathy and personal insight. Not only did she possess a deep understanding of neurodiversity, but she also shared personal experiences that resonated with us, creating an instant connection and fostering a sense of trust!

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Therapy can make a huge difference to quality of life. It can help individuals manage symptoms, develop positive coping mechanisms and improve social skills.

It’s okay to ask about diagnoses

Seeking professional help can be a turning point. Many people think that therapy is a sign of weakness or failure but it is actually a strength to be able to ask for help. If you need help managing your mind’s approach to the world, we are always ready to help.

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It can be a huge relief to finally receive a diagnosis and begin a treatment plan. Whether you are a parent seeking help for your child, or you are the one who needs support, remember: you are not alone. There is help available and we make the hard things easier. So don’t hesitate to book a session with one of our experienced therapists or psychologists today.

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12 common questions about ADHD, ADD and autism

What is ADHD?

ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) is a neuropsychiatric diagnosis characterized by difficulties with attention, impulsivity and overactivity.

How does ADD differ from ADHD?

ADD (Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) is similar to ADHD but lacks the hyperactive component. People with ADD may have difficulty focusing but are not overactive.

Are autism and ADHD the same thing?

No, although both are neuropsychiatric conditions, they have different symptoms and treatment methods. Autism involves difficulties with social interaction and communication.

How is ADHD diagnosed?

A doctor or psychologist evaluates symptoms through clinical interviews and standardized tests. Evaluations in a school setting are also common.

What are the treatment options for ADHD?

Common treatment methods include medication such as Ritalin, behavioural therapy, and lifestyle changes such as diet and exercise.

Can adults have ADHD?

Yes, ADHD is not just a childhood disorder. Many adults live with undetected ADHD and can seek treatment if necessary.

Is ADHD hereditary?

Research shows that ADHD can be hereditary, but environmental factors such as diet and upbringing also play a role.

Is there a cure for autism?

There is no cure for autism, but there are several treatments that can improve quality of life, such as ABA therapy and speech therapy.

What school resources are available for children with ADHD?

Special educational supports, including IEPs (Individual Development Plans), can be used to help children with ADHD in school.

How does ADHD affect working life?

ADHD can make it difficult to manage time, organize tasks and focus, but with the right support and accommodations, many people are successful in the workplace.

Can diet affect ADHD symptoms?

Some studies suggest that a balanced diet rich in omega-3 and low in sugar can reduce ADHD symptoms, but more research is needed.

Where to seek help?

If you think you or someone you know has ADHD, autism or a similar condition, it is recommended that you first consult a health care provider or psychologist for assessment and diagnosis.

Written by melissa

Melissa is a Certified Kinesiologist who focusses on a client-centred, holistic and integrative approach to health and wellness. She has extensive experience in managing stress, anxiety, fears, phobias and trauma in her clients. Melissa uses visual and auditory feedback to directly access and solve the cause of psychological stressors in the body so that optimal well-being and balance is achieved.