Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Attention Deficit Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD) Assessments
People with ADHD and ADD present with deficit of attention and/or hyperactivity/impulsivity since childhood, though they might be only diagnosed as adults.
Some ADHD symptoms include struggling with attention to details; failing to complete schoolwork or duties in the workplace; difficulty in organising and planning activities; being fidgety, restless, or hyperactive; talking too much; being impatient; being impulsive. This condition can cause problems with impulse control, emotional regulation, anger management, substance misuse, eating problems, sleep problems, and can impact on education, work, daily activities, relationship and quality of life.
With appropriate medical and psychotherapy treatment, people with ADHD can improve considerably and achieve their real potential.
ADHD or ADD are present in about 4-5% of the adult population and are thought to be under-recognised in girls and women.
The following groups might have a greater probability of having ADHD: people with a close family member diagnosed with ADHD, people with epilepsy, people with neurodevelopmental disorders (for example, autism spectrum disorder, tic disorders, learning disability, learning difficulties), adults with a mental health condition, people with a history of substance misuse or eating disorders.
When to consider an ADD/ADHD assessment
If you experience the symptoms above, it would be helpful to explore an ADHD/ADD assessment.
Who will carry out the assessment?
Dr Sara Morando is a Consultant Psychiatrist, MBT therapist and supervisor. She specialises in ADHD, eating disorders, personality disorders and trauma. These conditions might often co-exist or have symptoms in common with ADHD and Dr Morando will be able to make a differential diagnosis. Dr Morando is formally trained in ADHD and ADD assessment and treatment and has a very good clinical experience of treating people with ADD and ADHD, both with medications and psychotherapy.
What to expect from an ADD/ADHD assessment
An ADD/ADHD assessment will consist of a general psychiatric assessment and of a specialist ADHD assessment, including the use of validated self-report questionnaires and of a gold standard diagnostic interview for ADD/ADHD. Dr Morando will then discuss treatment options, including psychotherapy and medications.
What is the cost of the assessment?
The cost of an ADD/ADHD assessment starts from £800. Please contact our clinic directly to discuss the fees.