Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a condition that affects children and young adults that can continue into adulthood.

What are the effects of ADHD?

Potential symptoms of ADHD include:

  • Chronic lateness and forgetfulness
  • Anxiety
  • Low self-esteem
  • Employment problems
  • Difficulty controlling anger
  • Impulsiveness
  • Substance abuse or addiction
  • Poor organization skills
  • Procrastination
  • Low frustration tolerance
  • Chronic boredom
  • Difficulty concentrating when reading
  • Mood swings
  • Depression
  • Relationship problems

The Test of Variables of Attention (T.O.V.A.)

The Claudia Black Young Adult Center utilizes the Test of Variables of Attention (T.O.V.A) in its assessment protocol. Essentially, T.O.V.A. is a computerized test of attention that assists in the screening, diagnosis, and treatment monitoring of attention disorders, such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

T.O.V.A. complements the multidisciplinary clinical assessment developed by nursing, our general medicine, and addictions specialists, along with our psychotherapy and psychiatry staff. Using the T.O.V.A is a critical piece to comprehensive assessments to address the complexity of symptoms and behaviors in our clients. It raises our high standard of service to an even greater level. This corroborative psychological testing helps to better understand each patient as an individual.

ADHD Treatment for Young Adults

When ADHD is present, the young adult’s executive functioning is likely to be underdeveloped, leading to problems with time management, organization, self-regulation, judgment skills, decision-making, and impulse control. At the Claudia Black Young Adult Center, we help young adults with ADHD take control of their lives. Visit us here or feel free to call 855-333-6075 to begin your journey.