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Adult ADHD Assessment

There are many indicators of ADHD, and understanding that these are part of a condition rather than behavioural traits by getting a diagnosis of ADHD can help friends, family and employers to be more understanding and supportive.

ADHD, or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, is a neurodevelopmental condition that can affect individuals of all ages and at different stages in their life. Although the causes of ADHD are not fully understood, research suggests that genetic factors and altered brain development may play a role. Awareness of ADHD in society is growing all the time.

At Provide Wellbeing, we are here to help you reach a diagnosis of ADHD and offer strategies and support to manage the symptoms that go along with it.

What are some possible signs of ADHD?

Signs of ADHD can differ from person to person. There are different types and presentations of ADHD, including hyperactive-impulsive, inattentive and a combination of symptoms of both hyperactive-impulsive and inattentive. Research suggests that ADHD is underdiagnosed in women, as they tend to experience symptoms that are less noticeable or less typical than those inexperienced by men. Common behaviours and signs associated with ADHD include (but are not limited to):

  • Restlessness
  • Impulsivity
  • Difficulty focusing
  • Risk-taking or impulsive behaviour
  • Forgetfulness
  • Difficulty with organisation
  • Procrastinating
  • Losing things
  • Difficulty switching off thoughts
  • Difficulties with emotional regulation
  • Trouble sleeping

This list should not be taken as a guide to diagnose ADHD. However, this may help you to understand if an ADHD assessment will benefit you, a friend, or a family member.

The Assessment

A neurodevelopmental consultant carries out our ADHD assessments in an approachable way. Please remember that the assessment is not a test, and you should let a member of our team know if you feel uncomfortable or anxious at any point. We will do all we can to accommodate your specific needs.

The clinician will discuss your medical history, symptoms and any background information that may be useful when reaching a diagnosis. Our team will then provide a thorough report as standard following an assessment, outlining support strategies, next steps, and complete details of what a diagnosis of ADHD means for you. ADHD and its associated symptoms can be managed with advice and medicine.

Following a Diagnosis

Following a diagnosis of ADHD, we recommend that you not put any pressure on yourself. Take your time, and learn more about it. We can signpost you to a wealth of information after the assessment, which we recommend you read and digest. As a partner, friend, family member or colleague, understand the condition and learn how best to support your loved one. 

ADHD Medication Process and Aftercare

The National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) advises that following a diagnosis of ADHD, you first try non-medical interventions, which can include support in the workplace, where appropriate. If non-medical interventions are found to be ineffective,  then medication can be discussed. 

If medication is the best solution, our ADHD diagnostic clinic will ensure that verbal and written advice about the medication options and how they work, as specified in the NICE guidelines, is shared with you. You can decide to trial medication after considering the information discussed, including the possible benefits and side effects of beginning ADHD medication. If you haven’t been referred via the NHS or Right to Choose, then as Provide Wellbeing is a private organisation, the prescriptions you are issued will need to be paid for when you take them to a pharmacy.

When starting on ADHD medication, regular monitoring of height, weight, blood pressure and heart rate is important. ADHD medication prescriptions are for ‘controlled drugs’, which means they require extra attention and cannot be issued as repeat prescriptions. It is recommended that reviews are generally conducted at three weeks, three months, and six months and, after that, every six months; however, the frequency can vary depending on individual circumstances. 

Once a patient is clinically stable on their ADHD medication it is anticipated that the GP will take over the prescribing, Provide Wellbeing will support with this transfer, however, cannot guarantee that your GP will accept to take over issuing prescriptions.

Please note that prior to your appointment, you will need to provide background medical information and any other relevant details for the neurodevelopmental consultant to review ahead of the appointment, which may be discussed with you during the session.

For full details of our refund and cancellation policy please visit our Pricing & Payment Terms.

Pricing & Appointment Information

ADHD assessment - £1,200

Follow up appointment - £400

Repeat prescription only (no appointment) - £40 

Medication Follow-up: 15 min follow-up for telephone or face-to-face check on side effects, dosage, etc and provision of repeat prescription - £125 

Medication Follow-up: 30 min follow-up face-to-face check, review of presentation, medical checks, symptoms, treatment plan, provision of prescription - £250 

An additional fee of £15 will apply if you prefer to have your prescription posted via recorded and signed-for delivery instead of collecting it.

If you decide that you, a friend, or a family member could benefit from an ADHD assessment, we offer the assessment itself along with an optional follow up appointment to go over any outstanding questions about the diagnosis.

Please note that prior to your appointment, you will need to provide background medical information and any other relevant details for the neurodevelopmental consultant to review ahead of the appointment, which may be discussed with you during the session.

For full details of our refund and cancellation policy please visit our Pricing & Payment Terms.

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Combined Assessments

For private patients, we offer combined assessments to those who present with symptoms of both ADHD and autism, which enables us to assess both conditions in one appointment. This option is often preferred as it can reduce the stress of attending multiple appointments in a cost-effective way.

We explore both conditions simultaneously, so the appointment is slightly lengthier, however our team works hard to make the assessment as comfortable as possible.

Find out more in the short video.

Meet our team

Harish Mahadevappa  Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
Dr Harish Mahadevappa is a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and has worked in the Colchester area for over a decade. His special interests are neurodevelopmental conditions (ASD and ADHD), anxiety disorders and tics.
Dr Daniel Masud   Consultant Psychiatrist
Dr Masud is Provide Wellbeing’s Lead Consultant Psychiatrist for adult ADHD, devising integrated pathways for ADHD diagnostic assessments and treatment in Essex.
Dr Amin Band, Lead Consultant Neurodevelopmental Paediatrician
Dr Amin Band  Lead Neurodevelopmental Consultant
Dr Band is a Lead Neurodevelopmental Consultant, devising integrated pathways for Autism and ADHD in Mid Essex.
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