The Vancouver Coastal Health region Adult ADHD Clinic offers a collaborative approach to managing Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in young adults, aged 17 to 35, living in the region.
The clinic?s team works closely with clients and their doctor to address the client?s needs. We help clients identify and achieve their goals through:
Assessment and diagnosis
We sometimes refer clients to other services to also help support their needs and we work with the client?s referring family physician for ongoing monitoring and medical management.
The clinic is a privately funded demonstration project designed to pilot and evaluate the effectiveness and sustainability of a focused approach to treatment and management of adult ADHD.
ADHD is highly treatable and manageable.
ADHD is prevalent in all age groups with approximately 8% of children, 6% of adolescents, and 4% of adults experiencing symptoms.
Young adulthood is a pivotal life transition point with increasingly less support from parents and teachers. ADHD can be triggered by these transitions, and can negatively impact education, career, finances and relationships if not managed effectively.
Untreated ADHD can impact people with ADHD through: Increased likelihood of car accidents, high-risk sexual behaviour (STD?s or unwanted pregnancy), incurring high debt, high absenteeism at school or work, etc.
ADHD is a neurological, biological, developmental disorder that often runs in families.
?For more information, please contact your family doctor. The adult ADHD referral form should be completed by your family doctor and is required.
?Young adults, aged 19 to 35.