Our Additional Services

ADHD and Autism Consultations

Neuropsychology deals with the functions of the brain, such as thinking abilities (or intelligence), attention, memory, language abilities, motor skills, personality/behavioral changes, emotional disorders, and visual perception disorders. At our specialized center for neuropsychology, we are able to diagnose and treat impairments of brain functions and deficits in performance. These may occur, for example, after a stroke, brain hemorrhage, tumor disease, or in parallel with inflammatory and brain degenerative processes (multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, dementia, etc.).

In the case of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), assessing inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity are the main focus. Those affected are easily distracted, have a short attention span, and have difficulty concentrating. They often feel restless inside and are excessively active. They react impulsively and may suffer from strong mood swings. People with an autism spectrum disorder have difficulty communicating with other people or maintaining relationships, empathizing with others, or understanding irony or sarcasm. ADHD and autism spectrum disorders are innate disorders that are often diagnosed too late. Left untreated, they can have adverse effects on educational performance, career progression, or on relationships. We therefore offer our ADHD and autism special consultations to affected individuals.

What can patients expect at the ADHD and autism consultations, and what is examined?

Our ADHD and autism special consultations are aimed at adolescents as well as adults. The aim of the diagnosis is a better assessment of one’s own strengths and weaknesses. The examination takes several hours and includes the following points:

  • Personal conversation with questions about the current situation, early childhood development, and schooling.
  • Diagnostics according to clinically and scientifically established procedures such as interviews and questionnaires.
  • Neuropsychological tasks focusing on attention, action planning, social cognition, intelligence, and memory using pencil/paper tasks and computer-based assessments.
  • Individual results discussion with identification of strengths and weaknesses and recommendations for effective therapy options.