Private ADHD assessment in London

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) - 

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The private assessment, diagnosis and treatment involves - 

  • A full developmental and clinical/social history
  • Mental state examination to rule out other psychological problems which may manifest similarly.
  • Consideration is given to academic performance and liaison with school teachers as appropriate (done with your consent) 
  • Use standard ADHD Questionnaires alongside the above.
  • At times additional tests may be required, e.g. QB or TOVA computerised continuous performance tests, WISC (for IQ) and further testing for Autism Spectrum Disorders. These are done independently at additional costs and we will make suitable recommendations.  
  • Occasionally we may require blood tests / ECG prior to treatment with medication. 
  • Medication information, initiation, and monitoring - we will be happy to draw up a shared care agreement, this would allow your GP / Surgery to provide repeat prescriptions in keeping with standard shared care protocols. This is entirely at the discretion of the GP. 
  • Once settled on the optimal dose, follow-up reviews tend to happen once every 4-6 months or yearly when under shared care with the GP.  

To find out more about ADHD, read on - 

ADHD is a relatively common condition affecting 2 - 5 % of children and adolescents. The incidence and prevalence varies depending on which clinical criteria (ICD 10 or DSM) are used.