ADHD Diagnostic Evaluation
In today's fast-paced world, where distractions abound and the demands of daily life seem to multiply by the minute, it's not uncommon for individuals to occasionally struggle with inattention. However, situational inattention is vastly different from the persistent difficulties in focus, organization, and impulse control faced by individuals with undiagnosed ADHD. Recognizing the profound impact this neurodevelopmental condition has on one's daily life is crucial. A comprehensive evaluation by a qualified professional can offer answers to lifelong questions on how to address these challenges.
What is the diagnostic evaluation?
The ADHD diagnostic evaluation includes a proprietary assessment that is supplemental to the general patient intake forms. It is a comprehensive investigation to evaluate the presence and severity of ADHD symptoms, as well as their effects on different aspects of your life, such as academic and professional performance, social interactions, and daily activities.
What else is included in the diagnostic evaluation?
Patients are also offered in-depth education on the neurophysiology of the condition and sound reasoning on whether to prioritize ADHD or any co-occurring challenges.
How do I know if I need a new evaluation?
Patients who have already undergone a neuropsychological assessment and/or have documentation of prior diagnosis and treatment of ADHD with stimulants for at least one year can proceed with ADHD treatment if they provide past medical records. Without prior documentation, patients will need to undergo a new diagnostic evaluation.
How is the assessment used?
Providers use the assessment to carefully consider medical, psychiatric, and psychological factors that could potentially be contributing to and influencing the presentation of an individual's symptoms and help them distinguish ADHD from other conditions with overlapping symptoms.
Will I get stimulants if I fill out this evaluation?
Conducting a comprehensive analysis is essential to ensure that we accurately diagnose and recommend the most suitable treatment and interventions. Not all patients will be candidates for stimulants based on medical and psychiatric comorbidities.
How much does the diagnostic evaluation cost?
The out-of-pocket cost for new diagnostic ADHD diagnostic evaluation is $300.00. The fee must be paid before proceeding to the assessment.
Does my insurance plan cover this fee?
Since this is not a generic scoring tool, it is not covered by insurance. However, the assessment qualifies for reimbursement from Flexible Spending Accouns (FSA's) and can be paid with an FSA debit card at the time of purchase.
What if I decide later in treatment that I wish to be considered for an ADHD diagnosis?
Patients can choose to complete the diagnostic evaluation at any time in their treatment.
What if I change my mind after completing the assessment?
The assessment fee is non-refundable due to the proprietary nature of the survey.