To help you have a more meaningful and productive doctor visit, here are tools, trackers, and preparation tips for your next appointment. Recording ADHD symptoms and other aspects of your condition or the symptoms of the person you are caring for will make it easier for you to ask smart questions and develop a deeper understanding of ADHD.
Doctor Discussion Guide
Preparing for your next appointment will ensure you have a better, more productive conversation with your doctor. Use this handy guide to record your loved one’s or your symptoms, note any significant changes, and share information with your doctor.
Download the HealthCentral ADHD Doctor Discussion Guide.
Creating and maintaining your own record of your symptoms or your loved one’s symptoms can be a powerful tool both for you and your doctor. In addition to keeping your medical information as accurate and thorough as possible for your health care provider, self-assessment involves people in their own treatment and encourages awareness.
Download the HealthCentral ADHD Symtom Assessment Tool.
Keeping an up-to-date record of medications gives you and your doctor valuable insight into what’s working and what may not be. Tracking the drugs you’re taking or the person you’re caring for are taking helps reduce medication risks and may help you avoid side effects and drug allergies.
Download the HealthCentral Medication Tracker.
Adult ADHD and Relationships
Relationships can be difficult when one or both partners have ADHD. ADHD symptoms could appear as indifference or often interfere in personal relationships. However, it is still possible to have a happy relationship when ADHD is prevalent. Here are a few tips to help with relationships.
Download HealthCentral Adult ADHD Relationships Tips.
ADHD Caregiving Tips
Children with ADHD are constantly trying to focus, stay organized, as well as control impulses. To cope with and manage with these behaviors, parents and caregivers need patience and compassion to understand how their child’s mind functions daily. Here are some steps to better understand how to care for kids with ADHD.
Download HealthCentral ADHD Caregiving Tips.
ADHD Tips for School and Work
Children with ADHD face significant challenges at school as do adults with ADHD who face challenges in the workplace; focus, attention to detail, and organization are a few problems that may arise. If your child has ADHD or you have ADHD, try these tips for staying on task at school or at work.
Download HealthCentral ADHD At School Tips.
Download HealthCentral ADHD At Work Tips.