What is ADHD?

Unlocking ADHD: The Significance of Assessment

Why is it important to consider an ADHD Assessment? ADHD, or Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, is a neurodevelopmental condition that affects individuals across different age groups, including children and adults. It manifests as challenges in maintaining focus, impulsivity and hyperactivity. Although commonly associated with children, ADHD frequently persists into adulthood and can have ongoing effects on various aspects of a person’s life. 

What is ADHD?

Dispel the myths and learn about the reality of ADHD

Understanding ADHD Symptoms

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) doesn’t end in childhood; it often continues into adulthood, albeit with different manifestations. Recognising these symptoms is crucial for accurate diagnosis and effective management.

Common ADHD Symptoms

What is the ADHD Brain?

“You have a turbo charged mind – like a Ferrari engine, but with the brakes of a bicycle”

©1994 – 2024, Dr. Edward Hallowell and the Hallowell Centers

Credit: Neuroscience of the ADHD Brain- Additude magazine

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Why assessing ADHD matters

Recognising and assessing ADHD is crucial for several reasons:


Assessment offers clarity, helping individuals understand their challenges and experiences.


An accurate diagnosis leads to personalised strategies for managing symptoms.

Achieve more

Effective management empowers you to overcome challenges and enhance quality of life.

Lifelong Impact

Addressing ADHD in positively impacts relationships, career, education and personal growth and reduces risk of addictive behaviour.

Sense of Purpose

These symptoms can collectively impact various areas of an adult’s life, including work, relationships and personal well-being. It is common to see that people with ADHD struggle to find their true potential or sense of purpose in life and achieving goals comes at a cost mentally and physically. 

Seeking Help and Assessment

If you resonate with these symptoms and believe they might be affecting your life, seeking an Adult ADHD Assessment is a proactive step. At Sanctum Healthcare, we’re committed to helping adults understand their challenges and develop strategies to lead more fulfilling lives.

Why Choose Sanctum Healthcare


Our dedicated team brings expertise, compassion and a personalised approach to every assessment. We believe in collaborative care, valuing your experiences in shaping the assessment process.

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At Sanctum Healthcare, we specialise in ADHD assessment and treatment. Contact us today to schedule an assessment and embark on a journey of understanding, empowerment and improved well-being.

Learn more about ADHD

Child ADHD Assessment

Together, we'll work towards unlocking your child's potential and creating a brighter future. Let's help them unleash brilliance!

Adult ADHD Assessment

If you suspect that you or a loved one may have ADHD or want to explore strategies for managing adult ADHD, our Adult ADHD Assessment is your starting point.

ADHD Treatment

We can provide a treatment plan to assist the management of your ADHD symptoms, even if you were not diagnosed with us.

Understanding Child ADHD

Childhood is a time of growth, curiosity, and exploration. However, for children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), these experiences can be accompanied by unique challenges that require careful understanding and support. At Sanctum Healthcare, we aim to shed light on Child ADHD, its symptoms and the importance of early intervention.

Recognising Child ADHD

Child ADHD is characterised by a persistent pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity that interferes with daily functioning or development. It’s crucial to recognize that ADHD isn’t merely a result of a child’s willful disobedience or lack of discipline. It’s a neurodevelopmental disorder that requires understanding, patience, and effective strategies.

Common Symptoms in Children


Children with ADHD often struggle with sustaining attention, overlooking details and completing tasks. They may appear forgetful, easily distracted and disorganised.


Hyperactivity can manifest as excessive fidgeting, restlessness and difficulty staying seated when expected. Children with ADHD may have trouble engaging in quiet activities and seem to be constantly "on the go."


Impulsivity leads to impulsive decision-making, interrupting others, and difficulty waiting their turn. This behaviour can impact social interactions and academic performance.

©1994 – 2024, Dr. Edward Hallowell and the Hallowell Centers

Impact on Daily Life

Child ADHD affects various areas of a child’s life, from academic performance to social interactions. It can lead to difficulties in following instructions, completing tasks and maintaining friendships. Recognizing these challenges early is essential for effective intervention.

Early Intervention and Support

Early intervention is a cornerstone in managing Child ADHD. With appropriate strategies, support, and guidance, children with ADHD can develop effective coping mechanisms, improve attention and succeed in various aspects of their lives.

Our Approach

At Sanctum Healthcare, our Child ADHD Assessment doesn’t just aim for diagnosis; it sets the foundation to empower your child. We understand that every child is unique, and our goal is to provide support that helps them thrive. If you suspect your child might have ADHD or want to learn more about our assessment process, contact us today. Together, we’ll work towards unlocking your child’s potential and creating a brighter future.

The next steps in your ADHD consultation


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