ADHD treatment
for kids and adults

At Neurofit, we work with children and adults with ADHD to help rewire the brain to make daily life easier.

What is ADHD?

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental condition characterised by “persistent patterns of inattentive, impulsive and sometimes hyperactive behaviour,” according to the ADHD Foundation. People with ADHD may also struggle with emotional regulation.

ADHD affects

1 in 20 Australian children

ADHD is often underdiagnosed, especially in girls and women who may present in non-typical ways.

The three types of ADHD

People with ADHD have underlying differences in their brain anatomy and function, which can lead to impulsivity or hyperactivity.

The three types of ADHD
ADHD exists along a spectrum


A mix of inattentive and hyperactive-impulsive symptoms.

How does ADHD affect kids?

A paediatrician, child psychiatrist or psychologist may diagnose a child with ADHD if their symptoms:

  • Have lasted more than 6 months
  • Began before the age of 12
  • Don’t match their developmental age
  • Have caused serious difficulties at home, school or in friendships.
How does ADHD affect kids
A child with ADHD may
Find school exhausting
Be more prone to accidents and injuries
Have poor self-esteem
Struggle academically
Have difficulty in friendships
Have trouble interacting with adults
Be at increased risk of substance abuse
Live with other conditions like autism, learning difficulties, bipolar disorder, depression or anxiety
Be more challenging to parent

While ADHD can complicate a child’s life, it’s not all bad. Children with ADHD may also display many positive attributes that add joy and colour to the world. They’re often energetic, imaginative, inventive, enthusiastic, adventurous and empathetic.

Ideally, we want to support children to experience the best of their unique brains while making daily life easier for them and their families.

How does ADHD affect adults?

Some adults have grown up knowing they had ADHD. Others are diagnosed as adults because they’ve shown symptoms since childhood that were not picked up until they were older.

However, many adults with ADHD have not yet been diagnosed. They know that they struggle with many aspects of life that seem to come easily to other people – but they don’t know why.

How does ADHD affect adults?
ADHD can interfere with daily functioning & work performance
Difficulty paying attention
Hard to focus and prioritise
Missing deadlines or forgetting meetings
Mood swings
Angry outbursts, e.g. road rage
Tasks left unfinished
Difficulty coping with stress
Unreliable with social plans

If those symptoms sound familiar, it’s worth talking to your GP. Many adults with ADHD also experience overlapping health conditions with similar symptoms, like depression, anxiety or mood disorders so it takes an alert professional to look for ADHD.

ADHD treatment for kids and adults at Neurofit

At Neurofit, we believe that brain activity makes an active difference.

It’s widely recognised that people with ADHD have differences in brain anatomy and function. But it’s also widely recognised that the brain is capable of changing in response to the right stimuli. This is known as neuroplasticity.

Neurofit Brain Centre’s staff are trained in The Melillo MethodTM. Developed by Dr Robert Milillo, The Melillo MethodTM, is a holistic approach to identifying brain imbalances and treating a wide range of neurological conditions in children and adults.

In ADHD, we often see an underdeveloped right brain. Generally speaking, the left brain is more excitatory and the right brain is more inhibitory. When there’s a balance between the left and right brain, we have the best of both worlds – enthusiasm and self-control.

At Neurofit, we use many evidence-based therapies designed to stimulate the chosen area of the brain. Often, we’ll use several of these at once (co-activation) to give the brain maximum opportunity to form new neural pathways and strengthen itself.

A typical ADHD treatment program at Neurofit would aim to stimulate the right brain so that it grows stronger and can provide the input needed to calm the left brain. Sometimes that involves working the right side of the body (e.g. smell on the right side stimulates the right brain), sometimes it involves working the left (e.g. moving the left side of the body stimulates the right brain). Over time, that brain activity can make an active difference to life with ADHD.