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Old 05-14-08, 04:45 PM
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Re: Adult ADHD Specialists in Ontario

What is the testing for?

I just saw Dr. Feldman, a psychiatrist in mid/downtown Toronto who specializes in adult ADHD, and he assessed that I have ADHD. OHIP covered the consultation and my dad's drug plan covered the medication (140 for 42 10mg tablets!). You need a referral from a MD, and the wait is about a month. His office is just above the St. Claire E TTC subway station. Even though I drive, I will take the subway next time. My car alarm kept going off and the pager remote was annoying us.
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Re: Adult ADHD Specialists in Ontario

Hi, I just found this forum today. It was really heartbreaking when I finally realized what was wrong with me over the past 33 years of my life, and why my life turned out the way it did.

I'm wondering which is the best place in Toronto for Adult ADHD assessments right now? I live in Markham but have a car. In addition to the best/most accurate/thorough assessment, I would like to have my appointment soon and preferably not have to pay out of pocket $1000-$2000.

I've tried calling these places
http://www.adrn.org/html/adult_adhd.html <-- Toronto ADHD Clinic & Dr. Stephen Sibalis & The Bilkey Clinic I'm waiting for a call back from, Dr. Isaac Szpindel couldn't get a hold of .. no answering machine either, Dr. Mary Katherine MacLean not taking new patients

Dr. Mayer Hoffer <-- seems to be the guy to go to for a quick assessment, he hung up on me when i called
223 Street Clair Street West
Toronto, ON M4V 1R3
(416) 967-1890

http://www.addcentre.com <--- their earliest appointment for diagnosis is in December

http://www.aceclinics.com <-- closed until October 4

Hospital For Sick Children, Neuropsychiatry <-- left a message
HSC Adolescent ADHD Clinic Intake Min-Na Hockenberry 416-813-7470

Woodbine Psychologist Centre <-- $190/hr, $1000-$2000 depending on whether full report is needed
near Hwy7/Woodbine
416-628-6039

Markham Psychologist <-- left a message
9889 Hwy48
near Markham Rd/Major Mackenzie
905-472-9658
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Old 09-21-10, 05:01 PM
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Re: Adult ADHD Specialists in Ontario

Seems I can't edit my post above or delete this message.

Revisions to my above post ...

Dr. William Taylor <-- away Sept 14-Sept 22

Dr. Karen Ghelani
Markham Psychologist <-- $160/hr, probably 3 hours for me, doesn't seem to do ADHD
9889 Hwy48
near Markham Rd/Major Mackenzie
905-472-9658 x203

Shoniker Clinic Centenniary Hospital <-- they don't do ADHD
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Re: Adult ADHD Specialists in Ontario

I actually got treated at the ACE clinics in Toronto (www.aceclinics.com) and found their program extremely effective. I successfuly completed the ADHD rogram and I am now doing their peak performance program. They do neurofeedback together with neuro-cognitive training. This apparantly seem to be a lot more effective compared to neurofeedback only.
I found their assessment process reasonable ($295) which attracted me in the first place and their treatment programs was significantly cheaper compared to any neurofeedback clinic. This at least was the case 6 months ago.

I noticed some mentioning of the clinic closed till october??? I dont think so - they are very opened regularly.
I hope this help.
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Re: Adult ADHD Specialists in Ontario

Hi everyone, thanks for all the great information! Iím a thirty three year old guy who was diagnosed with ADD at 26. Iíve gone back to finish my undergrad, and am having a really hard time finding a way to get a learning assessment for ADHD covered. The problem is that I moved here from Calgary last September to start university here in Toronto, and as such, received student funding from Alberta.fficeffice" />>>
This meant that I didnít qualify for an OSAP loan last year, and therefore couldnít get the learning assessment covered on the sliding scale fee. I would have had to pay 1800 to 2200, which I didnít have. >>
The medical treatment I received for my ADHD was not enough to allow me to do well in school, and I had to defer three of my exams. This semester, Iím not in school, as I still havenít managed to get into a specialist, and still only receive enough medication from my doctor to give me coverage for about 7 to 8 hours a day. >>
So itís a catch-22 situation I face now. I canít get the learning assessment covered unless Iím in school, but I canít go to school until Iíve had an assessment of some sort that would allow me to get appropriate treatment for my ADHD from a psychiatrist. >>
When I explained the situation to my new learning disability counsellor at my school, she told me that she was in charge of the initial portion of the learning assessments. She is having me fill out the Queens Learning Assessment package, and is putting the through the intial portion. I can pick up from there when Iím able to pay for the psychological testing which makes up the second part. >>
Has anyone heard of a way to get this covered if they donít qualify for OSAP funding? >>
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Re: Adult ADHD Specialists in Ontario

I am being treated by Dr. Martin Levin, information here:

http://www.canpages.ca/page/ON/richm...r/3718667.html

He specializes in teens and young adults, I was referred through my school (York University) after being diagnosed with ADHD. His age limit on new patients is 26. I had about a 1.5 month wait until I saw him the first time, which wasn't too bad considering how long others have waited. Give him a try if someone is looking for a specialist and are in that age range.
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Re: Adult ADHD Specialists in Ontario

Has anybody seen Dr. Kenny Handelman in Oakville? I saw him in a CADDAC video. He seems to have a lot of optional fees.
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Re: Adult ADHD Specialists in Ontario

When I lived in Toronto I was being seen by Dr. Lancy Levy, 416-489-0180, who specializes in ADHD and obesity. At that time I had only been diagnosed with OCD. He referred me to John Flemming, psychologist, who diagnosed me with ADHD (non-OHIP cost= $450.00). Dr. Levy is a good psychiatrist, has no nonsense methods, is supportive but, understandably, expects one to put in the required effort. His specialty is in weight loss, though.

I now live in London, Ontario. I was seeing a very good psychologist but cannot afford the fees. I am looking for a psychiatrist (covered by OHIP) who specializes in adult ADHD for those who have been diagnosed later in life. I was diagnosed at age 52 and it has been, and still is, a struggle. I have yet to attend the local OCD/ADHD group meetings to find a psychiatrist. My family physician (still in Toronto) will provide me with a referral if I can provide the name of a psychiatrist.

DOES ANYBODY KNOW OF A PSYCHIATRIST IN LONDON WHO SPECIALIZES IN ADHD FOR ADULTS OVER 50?????

Please post any information you may have with respect to my desperate request.
Thank you for the assistance.
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Re: Adult ADHD Specialists in Ontario

I just noticed this post, so sorry for the late (and now probably useless) reply. Dr. Laurence Jerome is a psychiatrist in London that specializes in ADHD. He recently assessed me and I am 50.
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Re: Adult ADHD Specialists in Ontario

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I just noticed this post, so sorry for the late (and now probably useless) reply. Dr. Laurence Jerome is a psychiatrist in London that specializes in ADHD. He recently assessed me and I am 50.
Hi. Was Dr. Laurence Jerome any good? I've read some nasty reviews online...
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Re: Adult ADHD Specialists in Ontario

How many neurofeedback EEG sessions did you have? Were the neuro-cognitive programs called SharperBrain that cost $1,150 - $4,500? How much total can I expect to spend? I'm considering neurofeedback for my ADHD child at The ADD Centre and the total cost would be around $6K for 40 sessions.

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I actually got treated at the ACE clinics in Toronto (www.aceclinics.com) and found their program extremely effective. I successfuly completed the ADHD rogram and I am now doing their peak performance program. They do neurofeedback together with neuro-cognitive training. This apparantly seem to be a lot more effective compared to neurofeedback only.
I found their assessment process reasonable ($295) which attracted me in the first place and their treatment programs was significantly cheaper compared to any neurofeedback clinic. This at least was the case 6 months ago.
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How many neurofeedback EEG sessions did you have? Were the neuro-cognitive programs called SharperBrain that cost $1,150 - $4,500? How much total can I expect to spend? I'm considering neurofeedback for my ADHD child at The ADD Centre and the total cost would be around $6K for 40 sessions.
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Just came across this forum. Not sure if you went to ACE clinic? We went to ACE clinic for one year. In our experience, the neurofeedback EEG sessions were not as many compare to other places that rely on neurofeedback specifically. We had a once a month appointments and not every time neurofeedback was used. Our son was 8 years old when we started at ACE. I had no idea what neurofeedback was at that time. I guess we were desperate to avoid medication and jumped in with no research of our own. After a few months using the boring Sharper Brian and Sharper memory programs we started doubting and started to read more about what Bob Gottfried (the only individual working there) was using. That's when we started to demand more neurofeedback session in every appointment. Our son always felt calm after the neurofeedback sessions. There are clinics that will administer neurofeedback on a weekly basis for a 40 week period which we may consider in the future.

We found an online site (attengo.com) that had the same Sharper Brain and Sharper memory programs licensed to them by Mr. Gottfried. It is 100 times cheaper. When we brought it up in our meeting Mr. Gottfried denied that it works the same. We did sign up for it and it was slightly different, Iíd say more interesting than his outdated desktop programs. Apparently the team at Attengo made it more interesting to sell more subscriptions. Later we found Lumosity site which is even more interesting and actually it has worked at least on me (dad). (I and my wife have been trying all meds and training programs ourself first or in the same time to see what it does. I know everyone's reaction is different to medication and all but just curious anyway).
We have been always against medication. After spending too much money in the past 3-4 years on alternative we realized it was time to give up. >>
Currently our son has been on Concerta (the smallest dose) for 3 months. He has lost some appetite and has slightly low energy so the doctor is changing it to Biphentin. We will see how that works. >>

Despite the side effects the meds has worked very positively. His impulsivity has mostly diminished. The first time he feels more confident about himself. He has more friends and he feels very happy. >>
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Just to mention in our quest for alternative solutions we have been working with naturopathic doctors and we found some of the medication specifically HMF neuro powder worked very well for us. As per their advise and our trial and error, we try to avoid the following food (beef and its by products, All diary specially cow diary, wheat and corn. The worst has been food colors and preservatives. It's so hard finding any pure processed food. So the easiest way is to avoid them all. We try to cook at home most of the time. This must be the reason our son reacted very well to very low dosage of Concerta, which he took every other day.>>
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