What is an ADHD assessment?
An ADHD assessment is a comprehensive evaluation to determine whether you meet the diagnostic criteria for ADHD. On Medzino, the assessment is completed by a licensed and experienced professional.
What is the difference between this assessment and an online screening tool?
While an online screening tool may help you determine whether you need to seek further evaluation for ADHD, it is not an official diagnosis like the one you would receive from Medzino.
Can my child be evaluated?
There is no age requirement for our assessment. Individuals of all ages can be evaluated for ADHD through Medzino. If you are under the age of 18, your parent or legal guardian needs to complete the consultation form for you.
Will I receive documentation of my results?
After your assessment is completed by the doctor, you will be able to download a copy of your results from the Medzino portal. If the doctor determines that you meet the diagnostic criteria for ADHD, you will receive a diagnosis letter that you can take to your doctor for further treatment and/or to your school or employer for reasonable accommodations.
Can my insurance cover the assessment?
Although we do not not directly deal with insurance companies, the cost of the assessment can often be reimbursed by your insurance provider. You will need to submit an insurance claim directly with your insurance company. The information typically needed to fill out the claim details will be provided with your assessment results.
What is ADHD?
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common mental disorders affecting children. ADHD also affects many adults. Symptoms of ADHD include inattention (not being able to keep focus), hyperactivity (excess movement that is not fitting to the setting) and impulsivity (hasty acts that occur in the moment without thought).
How common is ADHD?
An estimated 8.4% of children and 2.5% of adults have ADHD.1,2 ADHD is often first identified in school-aged children when it leads to disruption in the classroom or problems with schoolwork. It can also affect adults. It is more common among boys than girls.
What is the difference between ADD and ADHD?
They both refer to the same disorder, although ADD is an older name. The newer “ADHD” is actually AD/HD, meaning Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. You can have problems with attention and/or problems with hyperactivity.