Between 60-80% of people diagnosed with AD/HD have a second disorder or condition. Many more struggle with school, work and relationship problems.
Our team is able to assist you/ your child with both assessment and management of AD/HD and with the commonly co-occuring problems that co-occur with AD/HD.
Research has shown that 25% of people with AD/HD have an anxiety disorder. There are many different types of anxiety including: Generalised Anxiety, Social Anxiety Disorder and Separation Disorder.
Common symptoms of anxiety include:
Frequent anger outbursts
Somatic complaints (headaches and stomaches)
LEARNING DIFFICULTIES (LD)
Over 50% of people with AD/HD have a Specific Learning Disorder (SLD). Problems with writing are very common as writing requires use of many cognitive skills (accessing words, ordering ideas, motor skills, patience).
Common learning difficulties:
Reading problems (whole word, phonics or comprehension)
Written expression (inability to get thoughts on to paper)
Organising and sequencing problems
OPPOSITIONAL DEFIANT DISORDER (ODD)
Symptoms of ODD occur in as many as 21% to 60% of children with AD/HD.
Some of the behaviours of ODD include:
Arguing or refusing to comply with rules
Frequent periods of anger, resentfulness , vindictfulness
Deliberately annoying others
Blaming others for his/her own mistakes
AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER (ASD)
Autsim is a condition that commences in childhood and is characterised by impairments in social interaction and communication problems together with limited interests and activities.
Some of the symptoms of ASD include:
A restricted range of interests
Poorly developed social skills
Limited eye contact
Difficulties coping with change
Sensitivity to noise and smells
High levels of anxiety
Our team of psychologists is able to assist with the assessment and management of these common co-occurring conditions.
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