Medens Health today announces its adoption of QbTest, an objective ADHD test providing our psychologists with actionable data for unbiased decision-making and support. The test, created by the global leader in ADHD testing Qbtech, is the first FDA-cleared solution to aid psychologists when diagnosing and treating ADHD in children, adolescents, and adults.
“We are excited to onboard a revolutionary technology to help our psychologists better understand core ADHD symptoms” says Dr. Mindia Gabichvadze, PsyD, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer. “QbTest provides an opportunity to improve our care model for patients struggling with ADHD by providing objective, tangible results for a more comprehensive ADHD evaluation and treatment management program.”
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a common neuropsychological disorder affecting 3-7% of all school aged children. About 30-50% of these children continue to have symptoms into adulthood. There are three types of ADHD: inattentive type, impulsive or hyperactive type, and combined type.
Inattentive Type (ADHD-I): Formerly known as Attention Deficit Disorder (or ADD), inattentive type manifests as trouble paying attention to details, getting easily distracted, forgetfulness, and difficulty organizing or finishing tasks.
Impulsive or Hyperactive Type (ADHD-H): Impulsive or hyperactive type is marked by impulsive behavior such as difficulty staying still, restlessness, excessive talking, and interrupting others.
Combined Type (ADHD-C): A combination of inattentive and hyperactive symptoms.
ADHD is not an “all or nothing” diagnosis and you may not experience the same symptoms that other people do. Some people may experience a few symptoms that are well-controlled by lifestyle changes, while others may experience more difficulty managing symptoms even with medication and therapy. The same person may experience different symptoms and varying intensity of symptoms throughout their life, which may be impacted by stress levels, physical health, habits, coping skills, support, and other factors.
Qbtech offers both in-person and telehealth testing capabilities, which are conducted under the direction of a psychologist. The in-person assessment is administered on a computer using an infrared tracking camera and head sensor. The virtual test uses your computer's webcam to track your movement as you take it. Both versions measure the three core ADHD symptoms – hyperactivity, inattention, and impulsivity – over 15-20-minutes. Results are analyzed and presented in a report that compares a patient’s results with a control group of people of the same age and sex at birth who do not have ADHD.
QbTest provides objective data that, together with other information, will help your doctor to identify, rule out, or monitor ADHD. QbTest can also provide valuable information when customizing treatment intervention based on your individual performance.
Traditional ADHD assessments are highly subjective, involving interviews, surveys, and self-reported data. QBTest is the first ADHD assessment that gathers objective data based on your actual performance while attempting to complete a task.
It also helps your provider tailor their approach to your specific needs. This is because it gathers data on the three core symptoms of ADHD, giving a detailed picture of how the disorder is manifesting in each unique case. For example, it can assist in differentiating between anxiety and ADHD. It can also track how effective your medication is; after you have taken QBTest once, your provider can have you retake it every few months. Based on your results, they may adjust your dose or suggest a different medication to better manage your symptoms.
Will I be filmed during the test?
No, the camera only collects information about how and when the marker has moved, and does not record any images.
Is the test affected by my language skills?
No, the test is not dependent on your knowledge of English. Your reading and mathematical skills do not affect the test either.
Will the test be affected by color blindness?
No, the symbols are designed so that most forms of color blindness do not interfere with the test.
Would a lot of computer gaming experience affect the test results?
No, there is no link between video game experiences and test results. The test itself requires no computer knowledge or skill and should be seen as a task rather than a video game.
Will I get my results instantly?
Although the test generates an instant report, that report needs to be interpreted by a licensed Psychologist to get the full benefit from your results. Your report is sent directly to your Psychologist at Medens Health. They will then schedule a session to go over your results with you so they can fully explain them and answer all your questions.
Is QbTest FDA Cleared?
Yes, the QbTest is well documented, widely used and cleared by all concerned authorities, including the FDA (registration numbers K122149, K040894 and K133382).
Founded in 2002, Qbtech is a privately-owned Swedish company that has developed leading solutions and products for improving the diagnosis, treatment and follow-up of patients living with ADHD. Qbtech has operations in 13 countries and has offices in Stockholm, Houston, and London. Qbtech is an award-winning company recognized for their innovation, most recently winning the 2022 HSJ Partnership Award for the ‘Best Mental Health Partnership with the NHS’.
Medens is excited to join the growing list of nearly 10,000 professionals globally adopting objective measures to more accurately rule in or rule out ADHD for their patients. Qbtech has administered more than 600,000 tests, with 120,000 conducted via telehealth.
If you live in Arizona, California, or Nevada, you can come to a Medens Health office for a comprehensive psychological assessment to accurately diagnose ADHD and any other mental illness or learning disorder. If you live further away, we can apply QBTest and other assessments virtually in the states already mentioned, as well as the ~39 states who participate in PSYPACT.
We offer pre-surgical assessments for bariatric surgery and spinal cord stimulator trials, too! Our caring staff can explain the process to you and help you determine if your insurance will cover the assessment. We can also check your eligibility for our sliding scale payment system.
With both in-person and telehealth options, you’re sure to find an option for ADHD testing that works with your schedule. Reach out to us by phone or text at (833) 624-5400, send us a message using our online contact form, or to register as a new patient get started here.
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