Assessment And Support
With many years of experience in the psychological aspects of this rapidly evolving area of medicine, I am highly qualified to support clients in their journey to parenthood and sensitive to the impact of infertility on persons trying to have families. I have worked with numerous Victoria Fertility Centre (NOW: PCRM-VFC) clients, facilitating their progress through fertility treatments of various kinds.
I assess the readiness of participants planning to utilize In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), and the psychological preparedness of potential egg donors and gestational surrogates for particular intended parents.
I adhere to the standards of the The Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society (CFAS)
Here is an excellent definition and overview of the condition and treatment options:
This can be a difficult condition to diagnose because so many of the symptoms can be caused by other disorders. However, once properly diagnosed, it can be effectively treated with a team-based approach that should include a physician for medication management, plus a psychologist and/or a life coach for CBT.
The most effective treatments incorporate some drugs but do not rely on them. Here is an overview of what works best:
Adult ADHD/ADD is a particularly difficult problem in terms of assessment and treatment. Too many people live their lives not knowing that they have the disorder. The following article is an excellent overview of why more awareness and better diagnostics are needed.