If a diagnosis of ADHD been reached and medication is offered and decided upon then initially this will be provided as a private prescription (please see our Pricing & Terms document attached for full details).
Ahead of being able to prescribe any ADHD Medication we will require you to have some blood tests and an ECG done (this can normally be done via your NHS GP). These tests are for your safety and to ensure there are no underlying conditions that may contraindicate any medication we may prescribe.
Our treatment packages use a combination of evidence-based treatments which may include a combination of medications, psychological therapy, and working with a specialist learning development coach that can help you to develop new skills in the following areas:
We also offer a free introductory coaching call as part of the initial assessment to explain how our specialist behavioural coaching programme can help you to get on top of your ADHD symptoms.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON ADHD TREATMENTS – PLEASE SEE https://www.adhdcentre.co.uk/adhd-treatment/
Transferring your care back to the NHS
If you choose to go on medication, once you are on a stable regime, then if you wish, we can set up a Shared Care agreement with your GP so that they can take over the prescribing of any medication that may be indicated in your treatment plan. We have standard protocol documents for this procedure. This would mean that your prescription would then become an NHS prescription and therefore charged at their standard rate. Please note we cannot guarantee a Share Care arrangement with your GP. We would encourage you to discuss your plans for a Share Care agreement with your GP before you commence on treatment with the ADHD centre, so that they are informed and involved early on.
To set up Share Care with your GP, we will need to share your clinic letters with your GP, however you will be given a chance to review these letters and if appropriate have any particular personal information removed that is not pertinent to your ADHD diagnosis and treatment.
It is now know that about half of all people with ADHD also have a secondary or co-morbid condition (https://www.additudemag.com/when-its-not-just-adhd/)
Studies show that people with ADHD have an increased risk of also suffering from other psychological problems: particularly depression, anxiety and substance abuse. This is often because their ADHD went undiagnosed and untreated in childhood and this can then have a secondary effect on mood, developing self-esteem, anxiety or worry. Some adults develop coping strategies that mediate against or lessen some of the symptoms, but these may often become maladaptive or harmful in other ways.
At the ADHD Centre our psychiatrists are all trained in general psychiatry and will therefore screen for other secondary symptoms or co-morbid conditions that might also be affecting you in an adverse way and having a compounding impact on your ADHD symptoms. Your psychiatrist will discuss their findings and this will all be incorporated into the assessment and treatment plan. In this way the treatment plan is holistic and takes account of your individual presentation and situation