Assessment process

 

Mental Health including Adult ADHD assessments

A compehensive mental health and if indicated Adult ADHD assessment will be undertaken.

 

The assessment will take around 2 hours.

 

An ADHD diagnosis in adults requires evidence of symptoms during childhood and therefore you will be asked if possible to bring someone who knows you well, such as a parent to provide childhood history and a partner/friend. If you have any school reports, then please bring them also. 

 

A full psychiatric history will be taken to screen for other mental health disorders, as well as an assessment of ADHD symptoms specifically where indicated.

 

The widely used Diagnostic Interview for Adults  with ADHD (DIVA) will be performed for ADHD assesments, as well as a number of well researched rating scales covering childhood and adult symptoms and impairments of ADHD.

 

It goes without saying that a referral for an ADHD assessment does not guarantee a diagnosis. If a diagnosis of ADHD is not given, the reasons for this and advice moving forward will be provided.

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