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ADULT ADHD ASSESSMENT

“2.5% of the Australian population have ADHD and only 0.9% are being recognised and treated.” - Professor David Coghill (2018)

Do you experience:

  • Difficulty concentrating 

  • Difficulty with organisation 

  • Forgetfulness (i.e appointments of friends birthdays)

  • Easy distracted 

  • Zoning out (e.g. struggling to stay engaged on phone calls)

  • Misperception of time (always late)

  • Difficulty getting started on tasks 

  • Difficulties managing your emotions 

  • Difficulty sitting still / waiting in line

  • Inner sense of restlessness

  • Interrupting others

  • Impulsive behaviour (e.g. spending)

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ADHD Assessment Process

Our Adult ADHD assessment occurs over four sessions under the guidance of a senior psychologist or clinical psychologist.

Session 1: Clinical Interview


This is a detailed history taking session to understand your background, educational history, psychological history and other important information. The objective is to identify potential signs of ADHD or related conditions.

Session 2: Psychological Assessments


This includes a comprehensive battery of psychological screeners and valid diagnostic tools to understand how your brain works. We also administer an informant report (potential input from a family member or a person who knows you well) to gather additional data.

Session 3: Evaluation and Feedback

In this session, your psychologist will go through the results of your assessment. This session can be pivotal to understanding your brain and whether ADHD is present and which type of ADHD presentation you may have.

Session 4: Report and Recommendations


In this session, your psychologist will go through your entire report as well as make recommendations moving forward. This may include strategies specific for your brain's profile to help manage ADHD symptoms as well as psychological interventions. They will also support you with the next steps to see a psychiatrist if you wish to seek medication support. 

Session Structure:


Each sessions range from $250-$350 each and approximately 55-60 minutes.

Medicare Rebate:

If on a mental health care plan, you will receive a medicare rebate per session of $93.35 (general psychologist) or $137.05 (clinical psychologist).

Report:​

A comprehensive report which offers recommendations is a separate cost and cannot be claimed on medicare. The cost of the report is $1000.

  • What is a Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP)
    An MHCP is a support plan for someone who is going through mental health concerns and is obtained through your General Practitioner (GP). A standard MHCP provides you with 10 sessions in a calendar year. If on a mental health care plan, you will receive a medicare rebate per session of $93.35 (general psychologist) or $137.05 (clinical psychologist). If you have a Medicare card and a valid GP referral, we will process your Medicare claim for you within 24-48 hours from your session.
  • How to get a Mental Health Care Plan?
    1. Book an appointment with your GP. Let them know in advance it’s for a MHCP. 2. During the appointment, your GP may ask questions about your mental health, family's history and symptoms. In order to access a MHCP, you must have an eligible Medicare card. Email us at bookings@mindfoodpsychology.com for more instructions on how to apply for a MHCP.
  • Can you assess for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)?
    The ADHD assessment does not include a cognitive assessment (IQ test) and does not assess ASD. However concerns around ASD can be explored in session and avenues for further exploration can be recommended.
  • Can you prescribe medication?
    No. Psychologists in Australia cannot prescribe medication. Psychologists can provide a referral to see a psychiatrist along with a copy of your ADHD assessment report to assist with the appointment.
  • Do I need a referral from my doctor to book in the ADHD assessment?
    No. A referral from your GP is not required. Please note: you will not receive rebates from Medicare for private appointments.
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