What To Expect?
When you book your assessment, we will send you a registration form to fill out and send back to us.
Your assessment will involve meeting with an experienced Child and Adolescent Consultant Psychiatrist who specialises in adult ADHD.
Assessment times, usually take around 90-120 minutes to complete and can be split into 2 sessions. The doctor will take a detailed assessment of your child’s presenting symptoms (and how these have developed over time), past medical history, developmental history, and family history.
The ADHD Centre has a licence agreement and we use a specific diagnostic assessment tool called the Conners 3, which is widely recognised as the gold standard assessment tool for diagnosing ADHD in children and young adolescents. This tool has 3 components and requires sections to be filled in by the parent, teacher and child/adolescent.
It is important to get this collateral history, which then helps the doctor to get a better objective understanding of how your child’s ADHD symptoms may have affected them throughout their lives. At the end of the assessment, the doctor will discuss possible diagnoses and then we can come up with an individualised treatment plan together to ensure that your child receives the best possible care.
If required the cost for follow-up consultations with your Consultant Psychiatrist is £275 for students 16 or younger. Our prescription service is charged at £65 per repeat prescription.
If you have a follow-up appointment then this cost will be included in the follow-up fee and therefore not charged in addition. Once your treatment plan is in place and you are happy with your treatment then we can help to facilitate a transfer of care to your GP if they are happy to take over your care.
Under the terms of a standard shared care agreement, in accordance with NICE guidelines, your GP will usually require you to still be seen by your ADHD Specialist at least once every six months for a review of treatment, which will be charged at the same rate as a standard follow-up an appointment. Please contact us for more information about pricing or the assessment process.