Testing for ADHD: Can concussions cause ADHD symptoms?

image The role of concussions in the world of ADHD is an interesting one; the answer to the question: Can concussions cause ADHD symptoms? then, is not necessarily a simple one.

Springboard Clinic recently had the chance to attend a talk called Mind Matters: From Concussion to Recovery, hosted by The University of Toronto’s faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education. While the talk was not specific to ADHD, it provided some great insight into our current understanding of the assessment and treatment of concussions.

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Testing for ADHD: Is it Depression or ADHD?

image Symptoms of depression commonly co-occur with ADHD and focusing difficulties. Because of this, testing for ADHD should always consider the connection between the two. Is it ADHD or is it depression?

For one, it’s important to know that symptoms of depression can often be secondary to unmanaged signs and symptoms of ADHD. If you’re consistently having trouble meeting your expectations, it makes sense that you may experience pretty significant feelings of discouragement and sadness...

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I think I have ADHD now what?

I think I have ADHD – now what? If you have focusing difficulties, you may have been thinking about this question for some time.

Maybe you’ve been wondering this since getting some pointed comments from a teacher. Or maybe your friends won’t stop joking about your “high energy.” Perhaps you’ve taken an online quiz, or noticed how the lists on Buzzfeed, or the stories on TotallyADD.com sound eerily familiar.

Whatever your hunch may be, thinking you have ADHD and knowing you have ADHD are two different things...

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Why it’s important to get a thorough ADHD assessment

image If you think you (or a loved one) may have ADHD, it’s important to get a thorough ADHD assessment. This doesn’t mean sitting down and answering a couple of yes or no questions, or trying a stimulant to see if it works – attention difficulties have many causes, anywhere from a sleep disorder to an anxiety disorder. You need a professional who knows the difference and an assessment that will dig deep.

Why is this important?

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