Dr Rostamipour is a Consultant Psychiatrist, working in the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, one of the most prestigious mental health facilities in Europe. In addition to this he works in the Brain Health Clinic of the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience at King’s College London. He also works as honorary lecturer at King’s College London. As part of his current role, Dr Rostamipour diagnoses and treats patients with ADHD regularly in the National Health Service.
During his work in different settings including NHS and private practice, he dealt with many patients who were suffering from undiagnosed ADHD and a variety of comorbid, serious mental health problems. Being able to help individuals progress towards a positive turning point has made him more passionate and determined than ever, to promote awareness of, and help people with, ADHD.
In his experience, there are two main factors that can affect an ADHD assessment: Anxiety and overcoming patients’ coping strategies, which they have developed over many years. Many unintentionally, minimise their struggles, as they have learned how to cope with the undiagnosed ADHD symptoms—thus, normalising symptoms which potentially are caused by ADHD.