Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) intrudes on your life in many ways, creating problems for you at work, at school, and at home. At Porter Elite Care Services, Claudia Porter, APRN, PMHNP-BC, offers the help you need to understand and manage this condition. Claudia Porter treats new and existing patients in-person from her location in Stuart, Florida. Schedule your appointment online or over the phone.

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Objectives of Neuropsychological Testing for ADHD:

  1. Diagnosis Confirmation: While ADHD is often diagnosed through clinical interviews and symptom checklists, neuropsychological testing can help confirm the diagnosis by identifying specific cognitive deficits that align with ADHD patterns.
  2. Baseline Assessment: Testing establishes a baseline of cognitive abilities. This is crucial for monitoring disease progression or response to treatment over time.
  3. Differential Diagnosis: These tests help differentiate ADHD from other cognitive and mental health disorders, such as learning disabilities or mood disorders, which can exhibit similar symptoms.
  4. Treatment Planning: The detailed results can guide personalized treatment strategies. For instance, if testing reveals significant issues with working memory, interventions can specifically target this area.

What is ADHD?

ADHD is a condition with a range of potentially intrusive symptoms, including atypical focus of attention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity. ADHD is often diagnosed in children and teens, but continues to affect you into adulthood, as well. ADHD has both situational and genetic causal factors.

How do you know you have ADHD?

Signs and symptoms of ADHD fall into a few major groupings. Symptoms typically last for more than six months.


People with ADHD have unique patterns of attention and inattention. It can be extremely difficult for a person with ADHD to remain focused on an un-engaging task or activity.

People with ADHD are likely to jump from activity to activity and can become bored easily. Some people with ADHD tend to drift off into daydreams, while others struggle to stay on task or process information under pressure.


Children and adults with ADHD can struggle with the need to always be moving, fidgeting, or talking. Without the right management, hyperactivity can become disruptive at work or school and can also get in the way of social relationships. Claudia Porter can help you develop healthier strategies to manage hyperactive energy.


People with ADHD tend to make snap decisions or act without carefully considering consequences. Impatience and a tendency to interrupt can also become problems if you have ADHD.

If you notice your life being affected by these types of symptoms, contact Claudia Porter for evaluation and treatment.

Can ADHD be managed?

With the right treatment plan, your ADHD doesn’t have to interfere in your ability to succeed at work, school, or in your personal life. Getting diagnosed correctly is the first step. Once you realize that your symptoms are related to ADHD, you can work with Claudia Porter to develop management strategies that will work for you.

Your treatment plan for ADHD management could include behavioral therapy and other education-based approaches. Medications including antidepressants, stimulants, and other medication can effectively address ADHD symptoms.

You may also need treatment for an associated condition, as many adults and children with ADHD also deal with other mental health issues like anxiety, insomnia, depression, or substance abuse.

To learn more about strategies to successfully manage your ADHD, reach out to Porter Elite Care Services online or by phone (772) 444-8879 today to schedule an appointment.