Our child psychiatrists are able to assess and treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in children up to the age of 18.
In addition, however, we know that ADHD does not stop when someone turns 18. Many children diagnosed with ADHD continue to need treatment, particularly in those challenging years at university. We can help with face-to-face consultations and Skype follow ups if required (because you are back at uni).
Unfortunately, some parents and teachers simply do not recognise the symptoms of ADHD in childhood and these children may be thought to be lazy, class clowns, not trying hard enough etc. and they often do not perform as well academically as they could.
Adults very often go on to get jobs which they do well at, but when the time comes to take on administrative or leadership roles in order to achieve promotion, they are either overlooked, or recognise that they do not have the necessary perseverance to undertake these challenges.
At Phoenix Mental Health Services we are experienced in diagnosing ADHD in adults and prescribing appropriately tailored psychiatric and/or psychological therapy which can sometimes change people’s lives quite dramatically. In fact, the treatment of adult ADHD is a little-known psychiatric success story.
At Phoenix we can diagnose and treat adult ADHD. Using a combination of assessment tools, including ASRS v1.1, Barkley and DIVA 2.0, our psychiatrist can make a formal diagnosis and discuss treatment with you. Once stabilised, you can normally be returned to the care of your GP, who can prescribe on the NHS. We can then review you yearly in accordance with most NHS protocols.
We have clinics in south Buckinghamshire and north west London. Contact us now to find out more or make an appointment.