We offer a variety of computer-based psychiatric testing in our office to ensure the best standard of care when diagnosing our patients. Conner’s Computer Performance testing (CPT3) is used to aid in the diagnoses of patients with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. The test can be given starting at the age of 4 and up. The test is used to assess the patients’ attention-related problems based on performance in four areas: attentiveness, impulsivity, sustained attention, and vigilance. If you are struggling with a lack of focus, this test may be right for you.
Personality assessment inventory (PAI testing) is used to aid in clinical diagnoses of a broad range of mental disorders including depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenic disorders, personality disorders, anxiety disorders, sleep disorders, and substance abuse disorders. If you believe you are suffering from one of these disorders, this test may be right for you.
CNS testing is a neurocognitive test that can be used to efficiently and objectively assess a broad spectrum of brain function performance. This testing can be used to aid in the diagnoses of neurodegenerative and neuropsychiatric disorders, and establish a neurocognitive baseline for patients to guide us in later treatment decisions. If you are struggling with memory decline, this test may be right for you.
Diagnosing autism can be done right here at Focus and Balance as well.
Come January 2022 Focus and Balance will start offering counseling services. For the time being, PRIVATE PAY ONLY.
Vitamins & Supplements
Life Extension is a brand of supplements we frequently recommend to patients. They focus on quality, purity, and potency when developing their products.
Children and teens with ADHD, especially when untreated, are more likely to take risks, fail in school, and have difficulties in interpersonal relationships. Teens with ADHD are up to four times likely to be involved in a driving accident, and get three times as many speeding tickets. Despite controversy in the media about ADHD in children, the American Psychiatric Association, American Medical Association, National Institute of Mental Health, and many practicing psychiatrists, verify that ADHD is a very real and potentially life-disrupting disorder.
Children with untreated ADHD are more likely to be obese, smoke, suffer from major depression, and attempt suicide than the general population. If your child has symptoms suggesting ADHD the best way to proceed would be to ask for a psychiatric consult.
Can Adults Have ADD/ADHD?
Though it remains one of the most studied disorders in children, ADD/ADHD in adults often goes undiagnosed. According to epidemiologic data, about 4% of the general adult population has ADHD but less than one tenth of them are diagnosed. Only a third of the adults diagnosed with ADHD are treated. 90% of adults with ADHD are unaware of their diagnosis and suffer various degrees of functional impairment. They find themselves unable to keep a job or appointments, seem constantly disorganized, and may have a history of problems at work.