Adult ADHD clinic

Evaluation:


  • 1.Subjective (self-rating scale)
  • 2.Objective (TOVA: test of variable attention-computerized testing)
  • 3.Lab test and interview

  • - Cost: NHI (around 200,000 won)
  • - Other insurance: 390,000 won

Option: testing for co-morbid psychiatric conditions: PAI (personality assessment inventory)-cost is 150,000 won (for both NHI and other insurance)

**the testing can be flexibly tailored to suit your financial needs.

Adults can have ADHD, too. About 4% to 5% of U.S. adults have it. But few adults get diagnosed or treated for it.

No two people with ADHD are exactly alike. If you have ADHD, you may be able to concentrate if you’re interested in or excited about what you’re doing. But some people with ADHD have trouble focusing under any circumstances. Some people look for stimulation, but others avoid it. Plus, some people with ADHD can be withdrawn and antisocial. Others can be very social and go from one relationship to the next.

Many adults with ADHD are not aware they have it - they just know that everyday tasks can be a challenge. Adults with ADHD may find it difficult to focus and prioritize, leading to missed deadlines and forgotten meetings or social plans. The inability to control impulses can range from impatience waiting in line or driving in traffic to mood swings and outbursts of anger.


Adult ADHD symptoms may include:


  • Impulsiveness
  • Disorganization and problems prioritizing
  • Poor time management skills
  • Problems focusing on a task
  • Trouble multitasking
  • Excessive activity or restlessness
  • Poor planning

  • Low frustration tolerance
  • Frequent mood swings
  • Problems following through and completing tasks
  • Hot temper
  • Trouble coping with stress


Complications ADHD can make life difficult for you. ADHD has been linked to:



  • Poor school or work performance
  • Unemployment
  • Financial problems
  • Trouble with the law
  • Alcohol or other substance misuse
  • Frequent car accidents or other accidents
  • Unstable relationships
  • Poor physical and mental health
  • Poor self-image
  • Suicide attempts


Adult ADHD and Comorbid Conditions


Adult ADHD seldom exists alone. Roughly 60% to 70% of adults with ADHD have a comorbid disorder. According to a 2006 national study on adult ADHD :

  • About 40% have been diagnosed with a mood disorder.
  • Nearly 50% have been diagnosed with anxiety disorder, including social phobia (30%) and PTSD (12%)
  • About 15% also have a substance use disorder diagnosis

Adult ADHD doesn’t have to hold you back

When you have ADHD, it’s easy to end up thinking that there’s something wrong with you. But it’s okay to be different. ADHD isn’t an indicator of intelligence or capability. You may experience more difficulty in certain areas, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find your niche and achieve success. The key is to discover your strengths and capitalize on them.

It can be helpful to think about attention deficit disorder as a collection of traits that are both positive and negative-just like any other set of qualities you might possess. Along with the impulsivity and disorganization of ADHD, for example, often come incredible creativity, passion, energy, out-of-the-box thinking, and a constant flow of original ideas. Figure out your strengths and set up your environment in a way that supports them.