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Adult ADHD Treatment

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Adult ADHD Treatment with Brisbane Mind Body Clinic

Welcome to Brisbane Mind Body Clinic, where we specialise in providing comprehensive treatment for adults with ADHD.

Our team of experienced professionals understands the unique challenges faced by adults with ADHD and is dedicated to helping individuals manage their symptoms and improve their overall well-being. With a personalised and evidence-based approach, we strive to empower our clients to thrive in their personal and professional lives.

Our Process

Reach Out & Book Your Session

Begin with a complimentary discovery call. During this call, we'll talk about your ADHD assessment or diagnosis and arrange your first appointment. After this, you will have a clear path forward to feeling your best.

Your First Session

During your initial appointment, we'll discuss your presenting symptoms, treatment goals, history, and offer insight into how to manage this. Together, we'll work out a plan moving forward to support you.

Track Your Progress
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Achieve Your Goals

We believe in the power of progress tracking. We'll be there for you every step of your journey, adapting our plan as you see your mental health improve.

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What is ADHD in Adults?

ADHD, or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, can persist into adulthood for many individuals. It is characterised by persistent patterns of inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity that can significantly impact daily functioning.

Adults with ADHD may struggle with concentration, organisation, time management, emotional regulation, and impulse control. These challenges can affect various areas of life, including work, relationships, and self-esteem.

Adult ADHD Diagnosis with Brisbane Mind Body Clinic

At Brisbane Mind Body Clinic, we offer comprehensive assessments for adults who suspect they may have ADHD.

Our diagnostic process involves a thorough evaluation of symptoms, medical history, and a comprehensive assessment battery, which may include interviews, self-report measures, and cognitive assessments.

Our experienced psychologists and specialists in adult ADHD ensure accurate diagnoses and create tailored treatment plans to address individual needs.

How is ADHD Treated in Adults?

Psychoeducation

Understanding ADHD is a crucial first step in managing the condition. Our ADHD specialists provide education and guidance to individuals and their families, equipping them with knowledge about ADHD symptoms, triggers, and coping strategies.

Behavioural Interventions

Behavioural therapies, such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Parent Management Training (PMT), are effective in helping individuals with ADHD develop practical skills to manage symptoms.

Lifestyle Modifications

Making positive lifestyle changes can significantly benefit individuals with ADHD. Our psychologists work closely with clients to establish healthy routines, improve sleep patterns, and incorporate regular exercise and nutrition practices into their daily lives.

Get in touch with us to arrange a complimentary discovery call.

Why Choose Us to Help Manage Your ADHD

Choosing Brisbane Mind Body Clinic for your adult ADHD treatment offers a range of benefits.

Expertise

Our team consists of qualified psychologists and specialists who have extensive experience in diagnosing and treating adult ADHD. We stay updated with the latest research and treatment approaches to provide the best care possible.

Holistic Approach

We take a holistic approach to adult ADHD treatment, considering not only the symptoms but also the individual’s overall well-being. Our treatment plans address various aspects of life, including emotional well-being, relationships, work, and self-care.

Personalised Treatment

We understand that each individual’s experience with ADHD is unique. That’s why we tailor our treatment plans to meet specific needs and goals. Our psychologists work closely with clients to develop personalised strategies and coping mechanisms.

Evidence-Based Interventions

Our treatment approaches are based on evidence-based interventions that have proven to be effective for adult ADHD. We combine therapeutic techniques, psychoeducation, medication management (when necessary), and lifestyle modifications to optimise treatment outcomes.

Supportive Environment

At Brisbane Mind Body Clinic, we provide a supportive and compassionate environment where individuals feel understood and empowered. We believe in building a strong therapeutic alliance to foster trust and collaboration throughout the treatment process.

We have helped many others discover their best selves.

We Specialise in ADHD Assessment and Treatment

We are dedicated to providing comprehensive ADHD assessment and treatment services.

Our ADHD specialists have extensive experience in diagnosing and managing ADHD in individuals of all ages.

Our assessment process involves a thorough evaluation of symptoms, history, and relevant psychological testing to ensure an accurate diagnosis.

From there, we collaborate with you to develop a personalised treatment plan that addresses your specific needs and goals.

Medicare Rebates & Payment Options

Making ADHD Treatment Accessible for Everyone
If you're eligible for Medicare rebates, we've made the claiming process convenient for you. After your session is completed, we'll process the Medicare claim on your behalf. For those paying privately, we encourage you to check with your private insurance provider to see if ADHD treatment sessions are covered.

Plan and Schedule Ahead with Ease
We understand that financial concerns can add to the stress of seeking therapy. With Brisbane Mind+Body Clinic Telehealth Psychology, you can plan and schedule ahead at your own pace. Your treatment is our priority, and we strive to make your journey as smooth as possible.

Meet the Team

Our psychologists have years of experience, using a holistic approach to your health and wellbeing.  We are dedicated to your progress, working together to come up with the best solutions for optimum health and wellbeing.

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Christophe Cosson

Registered Psychologist

Jeffery Wong

Registered Psychologist

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Victoria Martinez

Registered Psychologist​

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Dianne Wheare

Registered Psychologist​

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Shaista Saheed

Registered Psychologist​

Frequently Asked Questions

Adult ADHD is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterised by persistent patterns of inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity that continue into adulthood. It can significantly impact daily functioning, relationships, and overall well-being.

Diagnosing adult ADHD involves a comprehensive assessment that includes interviews, self-report measures, and evaluations of symptoms and impairments. It is essential to consult with a qualified professional who specialises in adult ADHD assessments.

Yes, adult ADHD can be effectively treated. Treatment often involves a combination of therapies, medication management, lifestyle modifications, and support. At Brisbane Mind Body Clinic, we develop personalised treatment plans to address each individual's unique needs.

Treatment options for adult ADHD may include psychotherapy, such as cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), medication management, coaching, and lifestyle modifications. The treatment plan is tailored to the individual's specific symptoms, needs, and goals.

Medication can be an effective treatment option for adult ADHD, but it is not always necessary. The decision to use medication is made on an individual basis, considering the severity of symptoms and the individual's preferences. Our specialists at Brisbane Mind Body Clinic can provide guidance on medication management if it is deemed appropriate.

Absolutely. Therapy, such as cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), can be highly beneficial for adults with ADHD. It can help individuals develop effective coping strategies, improve time management, address co-occurring conditions, manage emotions, and enhance overall well-being.

Improving productivity in the workplace for adults with ADHD involves implementing strategies such as creating structured routines, using time-management techniques, minimising distractions, utilising technology tools, and seeking workplace accommodations when necessary. Our specialists can provide specific guidance tailored to your needs.

Parenting with ADHD can present unique challenges, but with strategies and support, individuals with ADHD can be successful parents. Establishing routines, utilising visual aids, seeking support, practicing self-care, and utilising organisational techniques are some strategies that can help.

Managing ADHD symptoms in relationships involves open communication, active listening, setting clear expectations, utilising reminders and organisational tools, practicing flexibility and compromise, and seeking professional support when needed. These strategies can help strengthen relationships and improve overall dynamics.

Yes, there are numerous resources available to support adults with ADHD. Books, websites, support groups, and coaching services can provide valuable information, strategies, and support. Our team at Brisbane Mind Body Clinic can also provide guidance and further resources to complement your treatment.

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We also offer a free discovery call to discuss the best options for you and a plan forward to improve your health and wellbeing.

Call us now on (07) 3520 2209 or submit your information below.

Coping Strategies for Adult ADHD

Coping with ADHD as an adult can be challenging, but with the right strategies, individuals can effectively manage their symptoms and improve their daily functioning. Here are some coping strategies for adult ADHD:

Time Management Techniques

Implementing effective time management strategies, such as prioritising tasks, using calendars and planners, breaking tasks into smaller steps, and setting realistic deadlines, can help individuals with ADHD stay organised and improve productivity.

Organisation Skills

Developing organisational systems, such as creating to-do lists, using colour-coding systems, organising workspaces, and using reminders, can enhance focus, reduce forgetfulness, and improve overall efficiency.

Coaching Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

CBT techniques can help individuals with ADHD challenge negative thought patterns, improve self-awareness, and develop effective problem-solving and decision-making skills. CBT can also address co-occurring conditions, such as anxiety or depression, which often accompany ADHD.

Mindfulness and Meditation

Engaging in mindfulness practices and meditation can improve attention, self-regulation, and emotional well-being in individuals with ADHD. Mindfulness exercises promote present-moment awareness and non-judgmental acceptance of thoughts and emotions, reducing distractions and enhancing focus.

Healthy Lifestyle Habits

Prioritising regular physical exercise, maintaining a balanced diet, getting sufficient sleep, and minimising the consumption of stimulants (such as caffeine or sugary foods) can support overall well-being and help manage ADHD symptoms.

Supportive Networks

Building a strong support system of family, friends, and ADHD-specific support groups can provide understanding, encouragement, and strategies for coping with challenges. Sharing experiences and learning from others who face similar struggles can be empowering and validating.

Coaching Medication Management (When Appropriate)

For some individuals with ADHD, medication may be recommended as part of their treatment plan. Our specialists at Brisbane Mind Body Clinic work closely with clients to determine if medication is appropriate and ensure proper medication management.

Navigating the Workplace and Productivity with Adult ADHD

Navigating the workplace with ADHD can present unique challenges, but there are strategies that can help individuals with ADHD succeed and thrive in their professional lives. Here are some tips for navigating the workplace with adult ADHD:

Clear Communication: Communicate with your employer or supervisor about your ADHD diagnosis and any accommodations that may be beneficial. Openly discuss your strengths and challenges to foster understanding and create a supportive work environment.

Time Management Techniques: Implement time management techniques, such as using calendars, setting reminders, and breaking tasks into smaller steps. Prioritise tasks based on importance and deadlines to improve productivity and meet goals.

Minimise Distractions: Create a workspace that minimises distractions. Use noise-cancelling headphones, manage digital notifications, and find a quiet area to help maintain focus and concentration.

Break Tasks into Manageable Chunks: Large projects or assignments can feel overwhelming. Break them down into smaller, more manageable tasks to reduce anxiety and improve productivity. Set realistic deadlines and create a checklist to track progress.

Utilise Technology: Take advantage of technology tools and apps that can help with organisation, time management, and task tracking. Explore apps for note-taking, reminders, and time tracking to enhance productivity and keep important information easily accessible.

Seek Support and Accomodations: If necessary, seek accommodations in the workplace that can support your specific needs. This may include adjustments to your workspace, modified work hours, or additional support systems. Work with your employer and HR department to explore available accommodations.

Self-Care and Stress Management: Prioritise self-care and stress management techniques to maintain overall well-being. Engage in regular physical exercise, practice relaxation techniques, and ensure sufficient restorative sleep. Taking breaks and setting boundaries can also contribute to better focus and productivity.

By implementing these strategies, individuals with adult ADHD can navigate the workplace more effectively, manage their symptoms, and maximise their productivity and job satisfaction.

Parenting with ADHD

Parenting can be challenging, and when a parent has ADHD, additional strategies and support can be beneficial. Here are some tips for parenting with ADHD:

Create Routines and Structures

Establish consistent routines and structures for both yourself and your children. Clear schedules, visual cues, and predictable routines can provide a sense of stability and help manage ADHD symptoms.

Simplify and Prioritise 

Focus on prioritising tasks and simplifying your approach. Break down larger tasks into smaller, manageable steps, and tackle one thing at a time. This can help prevent overwhelm and improve productivity.

Use Visual Aids and Reminders

Utilise visual aids, such as calendars, chore charts, and to-do lists, to help with organisation and task management. Reminders, alarms, and smartphone apps can also be valuable tools for staying on track.

Seek Support 

Reach out for support from your partner, family members, or close friends. Share your challenges and concerns, and collaborate on finding solutions. Consider joining support groups for parents with ADHD, where you can connect with others who understand your experiences.

Practice Self-Care

Prioritise self-care to maintain your well-being and manage stress. Make time for activities that bring you joy and relaxation. Ensure you get sufficient rest, eat a balanced diet, and engage in regular physical exercise.

Communicate Openly

Be open and honest with your children about your ADHD. Explain the challenges you may face and how you manage them. Encourage open communication within the family, where everyone can express their needs and concerns.

Ask for Help

Don’t hesitate to ask for help when you need it. Reach out to professionals, such as therapists or ADHD coaches, who can provide guidance and strategies specifically tailored to parenting with ADHD.

By implementing these strategies and seeking support, parents with ADHD can create a nurturing and supportive environment for their children while managing their own symptoms effectively.

Managing Relationships with ADHD

ADHD can impact relationships, including romantic partnerships, friendships, and family dynamics. Here are some strategies for managing relationships when one or both individuals have ADHD:

Communication and Understanding: Open and honest communication is key to managing relationships with ADHD. Share your experiences, challenges, and strengths with your partner or loved ones. Foster understanding, empathy, and patience in your interactions.

Active Listening: Practice active listening skills by maintaining eye contact, summarising what the other person has said, and asking clarifying questions. Show genuine interest and attention when engaging in conversations.

Establish Clear Expectations: Clearly communicate expectations and boundaries within your relationships. Discuss roles, responsibilities, and shared goals openly. Setting realistic expectations can help manage frustrations and reduce misunderstandings.

Provide Reminders and Structure: Use reminders and structured systems to help manage time, appointments, and commitments. Digital calendars, alarms, and visual aids can assist with organisation and staying on top of important dates and responsibilities.

Flexibility and Compromise: Be flexible and willing to compromise in relationships. Recognise that both individuals have unique strengths and challenges. Practice patience and understanding when working through conflicts or differences.

Seek Professional Support: Consider couples or family therapy to address specific challenges related to ADHD within the context of your relationship. Professional support can provide guidance, facilitate effective communication, and help develop strategies for healthy dynamics.

Celebrate Successes: Celebrate achievements and successes, both big and small, within your relationships. Acknowledge efforts and progress made in managing ADHD symptoms and working together as a team.

By implementing these strategies and seeking professional support when needed, individuals with ADHD can navigate relationships more effectively and build strong, fulfilling connections.

ADHD Resources and Additional Support

Remember, managing ADHD is a journey that requires ongoing support and access to resources. By utilising these additional resources and seeking support when needed, you can enhance your understanding of ADHD, develop effective strategies, and foster a supportive network that contributes to your well-being and success.

 

In addition to our comprehensive ADHD treatment, there are various resources available to support individuals with adult ADHD. These resources include books, websites, support groups, and coaching services. Here are some recommendations.

Books: Explore books that offer valuable insights and strategies for managing adult ADHD. Recommended titles include “Driven to Distraction” by Edward M. Hallowell and John J. Ratey, and “You Mean I’m Not Lazy, Stupid, or Crazy?!” by Kate Kelly and Peggy Ramundo.

Websites: Visit reputable websites that provide information, resources, and support for adults with ADHD. Some reliable sources include ADDitude Magazine (www.additudemag.com) and CHADD (www.chadd.org).

Support Groups: Consider joining support groups specifically tailored for adults with ADHD. These groups provide a safe and understanding environment for sharing experiences, seeking advice, and finding support from others who face similar challenges.

ADHD Coaching: ADHD coaches specialise in supporting individuals with ADHD. They can provide personalised strategies, accountability, and guidance to help manage symptoms and achieve personal goals. Consider engaging an ADHD coach to complement your treatment.

Professional Consultation: If you have specific questions or concerns related to adult ADHD, seeking professional consultation can provide valuable insights and guidance. Our team at Brisbane Mind Body Clinic is here to answer any questions you may have and provide further information about our services.

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We offer a complimentary discovery call to further discuss your requirements and explore the best solution for your individual needs.

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