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Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), is a mental condition that affects people’s behaviour, impulsiveness and attentiveness. 

It can affect anyone, however most cases are diagnosed in young children aged from 3-7 years old. 

ADHD symptoms normally improve as you get older, however it is still common for adults to experience problems later on in life. 

If you have ADHD as an adult, this is nothing to worry about! We offer a specialist ADHD treatment for adults. The first step to receiving the treatment you need is receiving your ADHD diagnosis. 

What are the symptoms of ADHD in adults?

The symptoms of ADHD in adults tend to be a lot calmer than those for children, however the pressure of adult life means symptoms such as inattentiveness can be difficult to deal with. 

It’s important to consider that everyone’s ADHD is different, so it’s common for people to experience the same symptoms but in different ways. 

Some symptoms of ADHD in adults are:

  • Mood swings
  • Irritability 
  • Impatience 
  • Inability to focus 
  • Poor organisational skills
  • Edginess 
  • Having little or no regard for the safety of yourself or others
  • Continually losing things
  • Inability to cope with stress

These are just a few of a long list of symptoms, if you are worried you are showing symptoms of ADHD, get in touch with us for an Adult ADHD Assessment today.

How is ADHD diagnosed? 

ADHD is diagnosed by conducting an ‘ADHD assessment’. Here at Claimont, to ensure we can assess you in as much detail as possible, our team will send out forms to the individual being assessed and to a close relative or friend of the individual, ideally someone who has known them since childhood. These must be filled out and returned within three working days before the assessment.

What happens in an ADHD assessment?

An experienced psychiatrist will be in touch and carry out a 90-minute online interview with both the individual being assessed, and their loved one/close friend. They will review the case, and then provide feedback along with a possible ADHD diagnosis, and medication recommendation if needed. 

What happens after an ADHD diagnosis?

Once you receive your ADHD diagnosis, if treatment is required we can continue the case in an outpatient setting or virtually with one of our psychiatrists online. Alternatively, we can discharge to a local or private GP.

We treat ADHD in adults using medication, cognitive behavioural therapy and psychoeducation. 

You can find out more about our ADHD treatments here.

Who can diagnose ADHD?

You may have seen many sites about ADHD that provide questionnaires in order to ‘self-test’ for ADHD. These websites are often not standardised by mental health professionals and shouldn’t be used for self diagnosis. ADHD diagnosis can only be provided by a qualified and licensed mental health professional.

How much does it cost to get diagnosed with ADHD?

Claimont ADHD assessments cost from £1350.
Follow-up consultations (up to 30 minutes) cost £225. 

To learn more head to our ADHD assessments page, or alternatively call us on 020 3941 2000.