Managing Adult ADHD Program

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Buderim Private Hospital’s Managing Adult ADHD Program is an outpatient program designed to meet the needs of those who experience ADHD.

About ADHD

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurological condition characterised by differences in brain and cognitive development. Symptoms include difficulties with impulse control, self-regulation, and executive functioning. For most people, ADHD symptoms are lifelong.

ADHD affects thousands of Australians. It is currently estimated that 6-8% of Australian children have ADHD and 3-5% of Australian adults have ADHD, which means that more than 1 million Australians have ADHD.

The symptoms of ADHD make it very difficult (and at times impossible) for people to function normally at school, work, home and in social situations. When this happens, professional help is required to develop ways to make symptoms of ADHD more manageable.

About the program

Given ADHD is a neurological condition, medication is the Gold Standard treatment to date, with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy being the second most evidence-based treatment and a well-placed adjunct to medical management.

The Managing Adult ADHD Program is based on the principles of cognitive behaviour therapy and includes modules on psychoeducation (to build insight) and skills development (to navigate symptoms of ADHD more effectively).

The program runs for one day a week for 10 consecutive weeks and the size of the group is usually a minimum of eight and a maximum of twelve people.

Multidisciplinary team

Our clinical team consists of highly skilled and experienced consultant psychiatrists, psychologists, mental health clinical nurses, an exercise physiologist, occupational therapist and social worker. The program is overseen by Buderim Private Hospital’s Director of Psychiatry.

What is included?

  • Group therapy sessions
  • All materials relevant to participating in the program
  • Family and carer sessions
  • Links to relevant agencies and resources
  • Morning/afternoon tea

Program costs

Costs of the program may be supported by:

  • Private health funds
  • Self-funding (upon approval)

Suitability and referral

We are now accepting referrals for this program.

If you are interested in attending the Managing Adult ADHD Program, please speak to your GP who can make a referral to one of our psychiatrists for an assessment to ensure suitability and confirmation that the program will meet your needs.

View all credential psychiatrists at the Buderim Private Hospital and their contact information by visiting

Once assessed, referral to the Managing Adult ADHD Program is completed by the psychiatrist.

For GPs – Referrals

If your patient is assessed as meeting the eligibility for our program, please call 1300 780 413 for more information about the program including available psychiatrists.

Referrals can be forward to Cooinda Mental Health Service at

Please contact us if you have any questions or require additional information about this program

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