ADHD assessment for adults

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 provides comprehensive and multi-disciplinary ADHD assessments for Adults, These assessments can be completed face to face, via an online platform or a combination.

Why should you seek an assessment for ADHD?

 

  • Your teachers at school often commented that you could achieve great things if you were able to apply yourself.
  • As a teenager you may have got involved in risky behaviours and made impulsive decisions that have had an impact on your adult life.
  • You may struggle with organisation and planning, and feel like there are never enough hours in the day..
  • You may have an endless energy supply and feel like you can’t relax.
  • You might get bored easily, leading you to frequent changes in employment, relationships and hobbies.
  • You might experience mood swings and/or difficulties with anxiety or depression, and found that medications and talking therapy has not really helped you.
  • You want to learn more about yourself and find out why you experience the world differently to many of the people around you.
  • Your child or another family member may have received an ADHD diagnosis and you recognise many of the same traits in yourself.
The Assessment
 
Two of the FSW Psychology team professionals will meet with you at your home or at an agreed time via an online video chat platform. During this first appointment they will ask you many questions about your childhood experiences, a well as your current strengths and difficulties. You may wish to be accompanied by a family member or friend, who can contribute to your assessment.The gathering of information usually takes about 2-3 hours.

Once all the information has been gathered both professionals will meet for a clinical discussion and using the diagnostic criteria for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder; you are not present for this discussion but content will be thoroughly shared with you during the feed back session.

An ADHD diagnosis is given when you met the diagnostic criteria, these traits have been present since childhood and your presentation cannot be better explained by another condition, for example Autism.  Following the conclusion you will have a chance to discuss with the professionals the outcome, ask any questions and if a diagnosis has been made receive some post-diagnostic counselling. This feed back session can take place in person or via the online video platform.

Following the assessment, FSW Psychology will provide you with a detailed personalised report, which highlights your areas of strength, areas of need and recommendations.

More information about ADHD:

You can find out more information about ADHD at The ADHD Foundation or www.ADDIS.com

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