Adult ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) is a mental or neurobehavioral disorder characterised by significant difficulties of inattention, hyperactivity, impulsiveness or a combination. It is significantly under-diagnosed in the UK.
ADHD sufferers are often very intelligent, creative and intuitive people who regularly exhibit symptoms including:
- Sense of underachievement, organisational difficulties, procrastination, and many projects underway simultaneously which are seldom completed
- Interpersonal problems, a tendency to blurt things out without thinking, and problems in relationships
- Search for high stimulation and a low threshold tolerance
- A tendency to worry, a sense of insecurity, and mood swings
- Anxiety, depression and substance misuse
If you have any concerns about adult ADHD, please contact us as soon as possible about ADHD assessment and treatment.
Our treatment approach for ADHD
At Nightingale Hospital London, our approach to the assessment and treatment of adult ADHD combines an individualised programme with treatments based on current clinical evidence.
An ADHD assessment is via a well researched protocol using the Brown and Berkley scales and the Connors semi-structured interview with you, and, where possible, a family member. Old school reports will be analysed and psychometric tests may be administered to support the diagnosis. The initial ADHD assessment takes approximately two hours followed by a further five hours’ of analysis and additional investigations if required. The assessment will be followed by a consultation with the Psychiatrist to clarify the diagnosis of ADHD and offer ADHD treatment options.
Adult ADHD Assessment: £1,110
ADHD treatment options
The treatment of adult ADHD consists of medication, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Psycho-Education. Any ADHD medication is tailored to your exact requirements. Family and Couple Therapy can also aid treatment.
ADHD treatment tailored to you
Here in London we have the expertise in adult ADHD to approach the support and treatment we offer in a personal and flexible way to benefit you the most in your recovery.
Adult ADHD Specialists
Dr Michael Craig, Consultant Psychiatrist is an expert in the diagnosis and management of neurodevelopment disorders in adults, and has developed an Adult ADHD Assessment and Treatment Clinic at Nightingale Hospital London. His team includes Clinical Psychologists and a range of Therapists.