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Adult ADHD Assessment & Treatment:

Helping you understand and manage your condition

Do you feel that a lack of focus, changeable moods and impulsive behaviour affect your personal and professional life? An ADHD assessment could provide the clarity you deserve. Experts at The ADHD Centre can support you in managing the challenges that come with adult ADHD, offering a bespoke treatment plan backed by the latest evidence-based research.


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The ADHD Centre experts are dedicated to helping our clients manage their adult ADHD symptoms. Through individual assessment, proper diagnosis and evidence-based treatments planned out and tailored to your specific needs, we can support you in becoming free of the challenges that ADHD brings.

Online or face-to-face appointments available

Speak to an ADHD Consultant Psychiatrist with years of experience in the field

Get a structured clinical assessment specifically for adult ADHD, based on the latest DSM-V criteria

60 – 90 minutes for your initial interview assessment

Receive a full report outlining diagnosis and treatment plan details

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What is adult ADHD?

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), formerly known as ADD or Attention Deficit Disorder, is a neurodevelopmental disorder commonly characterised by symptoms of hyperactivity, inattentiveness, impulsivity.

It can affect both adults and children, and due to the range and subtlety of symptoms it can present with, it is not always easy to notice or diagnose.

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Our understanding of adult ADHD has only properly been advancing since the 1980s. Before then, very few people were even aware that many of the symptoms could and in fact usually do continue to some degree into adulthood.

Worldwide studies now show that up to 5% of the adult population struggle with Adult ADHD. The National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) already recognised Adult ADHD as a genuine medical condition with a specific cluster of symptoms, and they have issued clear guidelines on the best evidence-based treatments.

There are three recognised types of ADHD in
adults:

  • Inattentive: When symptoms of inattention, but not hyperactivity/impulsivity, have been present for at least six months
  • Hyperactive/Impulsive: When symptoms of hyperactivity/impulsivity, but not inattention, have been present for at least six months
  • Combination: When symptoms of both inattention and hyperactivity/impulsivity, have been present for at least six months

Do I have adult ADHD?

If you were diagnosed with childhood ADD/ADHD, the chances are that you have carried at least some of the symptoms into adulthood. But even if you were never diagnosed with ADD/ADHD as a child, that does not mean that you cannot be affected by the symptoms as an adult.

Many people with undiagnosed childhood ADHD will seek an ADHD diagnosis and treatment in adulthood because that is when the symptoms start to affect their lives in different, and often more troubling and detrimental, ways.

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In adulthood, the lifespan of ADHD symptoms and their effects is changeable. As an adult, our responsibilities increase (pursuing a career, raising a family or running a household, for instance). There is typically less structure and more expectation of self-reliance. These increasing responsibilities also bring about a demand on the ability to organise, focus and remain calm under pressure – all of which can be challenging for someone with ADHD

To find out more about how the condition relates to you, book an appointment with our ADHD Centre specialists. We take a holistic approach to the assessment and treatment of ADHD, helping you to understand your symptoms and find ways to mitigate their impact on your day-to-day life.

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Adult ADHD assessment

Prior to the appointment, we will ask you to provide some information. This will include a simple symptom checklist, registration forms and collateral information forms. This will help the doctor to get a better objective understanding of how your ADHD symptoms may have affected you throughout your life.

We advise that you are as open and transparent as possible about your symptoms and the impact they have had on your life, as this will help us to devise an effective treatment plan.

Your assessment will be conducted by one of our specialist ADHD Consultant Psychiatrists. You are more than welcome to bring someone with you to the appointment if you wish.

Following the assessment, you will receive a report from your Consultant Psychiatrist outlining the diagnosis and bespoke treatment plan details.

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Adult ADHD diagnosis

Accurate diagnosis is a crucial part of managing ADHD, and while there is no single physical test that can determine whether a person has ADHD, a diagnostic analysis and structured clinical assessment performed by an experienced Consultant Psychiatrist can provide accurate results.

Diagnosis will be based on the number and frequency of the symptoms, as well as the amount of time the client has been experiencing them. The doctor will also be able to determine whether these symptoms have been caused by other coexisting disorders, such as anxiety or depression.

Throughout the process, you will be provided with guidance and support from our expert clinicians. You will also have freedom of active participation in your ADHD treatment and management plan. The sooner you receive an accurate diagnosis and start a bespoke treatment plan for adult ADHD, the more likely the chances will be for optimal symptom management, and the more freedom and confidence you will have to make positive life changes.

Client Reviews

5 Star Review for ADHD Treatment ServicesI had an online assessment back in March with Dr. Rahman and I have been really surprised and pleased with the process so far. I have been started on elvanse and also started online started online coaching with Helen. Ther results are already very noticeable. I am working at home at the moment as an accountant and I have been able to properly focus on my daily work  tasks as well as organise and manage other areas of my life, which I didn’t even realise were in such disarray! Thank you for your help.

S Jacobs

5 Star Review for ADHD Treatment Services I recently booked an online skype assessment with Dr. Kulik through the ADHD Centre. I was waiting for lockdown to end but then decided that I could not wait any longer as my symptoms  were getting worse. The assessment was very clear and worked well over the internet. I have now started treatment which is making a massive difference during these challenging times. I hope that more clinics offer this service in the future and perhaps more aspects of healthcare can go online.

K Thomas

5 Star Review for ADHD Treatment Services We are so glad that we finally got round to this and only wish we had come a few years ago. We have a boy and girl aged 9 and 11, both with long suspected ADHD symptoms. We had tried getting help through local NHS services but were going round in circles. We finally decided to have them assessed privately at The ADHD Centre in September. As a result we have been able to access the treatment, care and support they really need. It’s so great to see them both flourishing at school and at home.

Kent Charlotte

5 Star Review for ADHD Treatment Services My best friend had been wondering if she had ADHD and really struggling with her job and family life. I wanted to help so I found the ADHD Centre online. She has now been fully assessed and diagnosed and started treatment with medication and coaching. The change has been incredible. She is so much happier now!

Sophia Bartlett

5 Star Review for ADHD Treatment Services I am a parent of an ADHD child and I was very worried how this may affect his accademic success, self-esteem and general happiness. Dr Kumar from the ADHD Centre has done a really first class job in helping the whole family through the diagnosis and treatment process. I can now say that my son is thriving at school and so much happier.

Joseph Knight

5 Star Review for ADHD Treatment Services Thanks to everyone at the ADHD Centre for helping so much with son’ss care. He is now able to actually pay attention during lessons and not get so easily distracted. He feels much better about himself now that he is doing better at school. This has had a really positive knock on effect on everything from his social skills to ability in team sports as well as gearing him up for his exams. I have already recommended the Centre to a few other families in a similar situation.

Josephine W.

5 Star Review for ADHD Treatment Services I contacted The ADHD Centre about 18 months after being diagnosed with ADHD, and feeling extremely frustrated to have not yet found a combination of medication that I was happy with. My experience with Dr Kripalani has been fantastic. For the first time in my life, I am now on a combination of medication that works well. Dr K is not only extremely knowledgeable, but also a compassionate professional who shows a genuine interest in treating all aspects of your ADHD.

S Thakrar

5 Star Review for ADHD Treatment Services The ADHD team are excellent both in their expertise and the way that they treat you, with dignity and respect, and listen to and take on board your views on your treatment and what has been helpful and what has not in the past. Excellent and efficient service. Highly recommended!

Samantha Freya

5 Star Review for ADHD Treatment Services I had an online assessment back in March with Dr. Rahman and I have been really surprised and pleased with the process so far. I have been started on elvanse and also started online started online coaching with Helen. Ther results are already very noticeable. I am working at home at the moment as an accountant and I have been able to properly focus on my daily work tasks as well as organise and manage other areas of my life, which I didn’t even realise were in such disarray! Thank you for your help.

S Jacobs

5 Star Review for ADHD Treatment Services I recently booked an online skype assessment with Dr. Kulik through the ADHD Centre. I was waiting for lockdown to end but then decided that I could not wait any longer as my symptoms were getting worse. The assessment was very clear and worked well over the internet. I have now started treatment which is making a massive difference during these challenging times. I hope that more clinics offer this service in the future and perhaps more aspects of healthcare can go online.

K Thomas

5 Star Review for ADHD Treatment Services My best friend had been wondering if she had ADHD and really struggling with her job and family life. I wanted to help so I found the ADHD Centre online. She has now been fully assessed and diagnosed and started treatment with medication and coaching. The change has been incredible. She is so much happier now!

Sophia Bartlett

5 Star Review for ADHD Treatment Services I am a parent of an ADHD child and I was very worried how this may affect his accademic success, self-esteem and general happiness. Dr Kumar from the ADHD Centre has done a really first class job in helping the whole family through the diagnosis and treatment process. I can now say that my son is thriving at school and so much happier.

Joseph Knight

5 Star Review for ADHD Treatment Services Thanks to everyone at the ADHD Centre for helping so much with son’ss care. He is now able to actually pay attention during lessons and not get so easily distracted. He feels much better about himself now that he is doing better at school. This has had a really positive knock on effect on everything from his social skills to ability in team sports as well as gearing him up for his exams. I have already recommended the Centre to a few other families in a similar situation.

Josephine W.

5 Star Review for ADHD Treatment Services I contacted The ADHD Centre about 18 months after being diagnosed with ADHD, and feeling extremely frustrated to have not yet found a combination of medication that I was happy with. My experience with Dr Kripalani has been fantastic. For the first time in my life, I am now on a combination of medication that works well. Dr K is not only extremely knowledgeable, but also a compassionate professional who shows a genuine interest in treating all aspects of your ADHD.

S Thakrar

5 Star Review for ADHD Treatment Services The ADHD team are excellent both in their expertise and the way that they treat you, with dignity and respect, and listen to and take on board your views on your treatment and what has been helpful and what has not in the past. Excellent and efficient service. Highly recommended!

Samantha Freya

5 Star Review for ADHD Treatment Services We are so glad that we finally got round to this and only wish we had come a few years ago. We have a boy and girl aged 9 and 11, both with long suspected ADHD symptoms. We had tried getting help through local NHS services but were going round in circles. We finally decided to have them assessed privately at The ADHD Centre in September. As a result we have been able to access the treatment, care and support they really need. It’s so great to see them both flourishing at school and at home.

Kent Charlotte

How does adult ADHD treatment work?


At The ADHD Centre, evidence-based treatments are tailored to each patient’s individual needs. Our specialists understand the importance of differentiating between the primary ADHD symptoms (inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity) when recommending treatments, and we also pay particular attention to other associated secondary issues such as social difficulties, disruptive behaviour, academic struggles and emotional challenges.

We work with our clients to identify key requirements and expectations around treatment to help us provide a treatment package that suits their individual needs.

ADHD in adults can usually be treated through one or a combination of the following:

  • Effective ADHD medications
  • Specialist coaching and behavioural training
  • Stress management, wellbeing and mindfulness training

With a tailored treatment plan, adults with ADHD can develop key symptom management skills, and can benefit from the support of specific medications to target the core symptoms of ADHD. While ADHD symptoms may not vanish completely even with tailored treatment, significant positive changes are expected. It’s never too late to seek professional help for your ADHD symptoms and learn to take back control of your life.

Adult ADHD Treatment: FAQs

  • Who does the ADHD Assessment?
  • What happens during an adult ADHD clinic assessment?
  • What will happen after the assessment?
  • What happens if I am prescribed medication?
  • Do you offer any ADHD treatments other than ADHD medication?
  • What if I am diagnosed with something other than ADHD?
  • Do you also see children at The ADHD Centre?
  • How much does adult ADHD treatment at The ADHD Centre cost?
Who does the ADHD Assessment?

Adult assessments are undertaken by a Consultant Psychiatrist (not psychologist) who specialises in ADHD. A psychiatrist is a medical doctor that specialises in mental health and can prescribe ADHD medications.

What happens during an adult ADHD clinic assessment?

Clinic assessments for adults at The ADHD Centre are held with an expert consultant psychiatrist and typically last between 60 and 90 minutes. Our years of expertise will ensure you receive the most accurate and reliable assessment to inform your bespoke treatment plan. Before taking part in your assessment, you’ll be asked to complete a simple symptom checklist and a few registration forms, and then you’ll be walked through a structural clinical assessment at our adult ADHD clinic. Our assessments are based on the latest DSM-V criteria for adult ADHD, known within the industry as the gold standard of assessment criteria for diagnosing the different subtypes of ADHD.

What will happen after the assessment?

Following your assessment we will send you, via secure email, a detailed report from your Consultant Psychiatrist, outlining any diagnosis and treatment plan details. We will aim to send this within 2 weeks of your assessment.

What happens if I am prescribed medication?

If your treatment plan recommends a trial of medication then we will outline any baseline health checks that are required (such as blood pressure, pulse, weight, blood tests, ECG or a cardiovascular examination) that can be booked with your GP practice and returned to us for your consultant to review before your 1st follow up appointment is offered.*

If you are initiated on a medication trial, then you will usually require on average between 3-6 follow-up appointments to reach the correct dose. NICE and GMC guidelines recommend a review by a specialist after each dose titration for safe prescribing practice.

During the follow-up appointment, your Consultant Psychiatrist will monitor your response to treatment, any adverse side effects, physical observations (BP, pulse and weight). They will communicate with your GP informing them of your progress as per GMC guidelines on safe prescribing. Clients will be required to pay for follow-up appointments and private prescriptions fees during this time.

Once you are established on a stable medication regime, then we can set up a shared care agreement with your GP, if they are willing to accept this. We have standard protocol documents for this procedure. At this stage, your GP would then take over the prescribing of any medication. This would mean that your prescription would then become an NHS prescription and charged at their lower, standard rate.

*Please note we cannot guarantee a Share Care arrangement with your GP, but most of our clients that go down the medication route do end up on a shared care. We would suggest you discuss this with your GP in advance.

Do you offer any ADHD treatments other than ADHD medication?

Yes, we can offer a free introductory coaching call as part of the initial assessment. This will explain how our specialist behavioural coaching programme can help you in addition to medical treatments for ADHD. This can be booked after your assessment. We will ask you to fill in a coaching referral form beforehand to help focus the call on what you struggle with and what your goals are. We also offer an online essential mindfulness course for help with specific ADHD symptoms. Details of this can be found here.

What if I am diagnosed with something other than ADHD?

Whilst our assessments are specifically for ADHD, your consultant will also undertake a general psychiatric assessment and note any other common co-morbid psychiatric conditions which may be contributing to your current difficulties, such as anxiety, depression, or traits of autistic spectrum condition. They will discuss and give guidance about what further assessment and treatment options are available for these conditions.

Do you also see children at The ADHD Centre?

Yes, we have a team of dedicated and experienced Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists that carry our assessment, initiate and monitor treatment for children and adolescents form the ages of 5-17 years old. You can find out more information about our young person assessments and treatments here.

How much does adult ADHD treatment at The ADHD Centre cost?

We offer a range of ADHD services. Please see our ADHD treatment pricing page for more information.

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