Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder ( ADHD )

ADHD is a behavioral disorder that affects people of all levels of intelligence and of all walks of life. ADHD can be successfully treated – the first step is getting an assessment.  FSW Psychology provide comprehensive and multi-disciplinary ADHD assessments for children, young people and adults. These assessments can be completed face to face, via an online platform or a combination. 

About ADHD

ADHD stands for Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder. It is a neuro-developmental condition, so it develops as your brain develops, in childhood. It is often associated with (co-morbid with, as doctors put it), other neurodevelopmental conditions such as dyspraxia, dyslexia, Tourette’s syndrome and what are generally called autistic spectrum disorders.

These co-morbidities can easily mask or counteract some of the more obvious symptoms of ADHD, and an experienced psychiatrist will be well aware of this.

As well as being a neuro-developmental condition, in adults, ADHD is also commonly linked or co-morbid with mental health conditions such as anxiety or depression, where the underlying ADHD has been masked for years by the associated problems that it has resulted in.

A truly shocking statistic is that around 40% of those in prison reach the threshold for diagnosis of adult ADHD and most adults with undiagnosed ADHD will have developed and often sought help for other social problems and mental health conditions.

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Adult Assessments

Adult Assessments

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Child Assessments

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