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 given to academic performance, liaison with school teachers as appropriate (done with your consent) 
  • Use gold standard Conner's, SDQ or Vanderbilt 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 treatment with medication. 
  • Medication information, initiation, monitoring - often I will link up with the GP so the surgery can provide repeat prescriptions in keeping with our shared care protocols. 
  • Once settled on optimal dose, follow up reviews tend to happen once every 4-6 months.   

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.