ADHD for Adults

 

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ADHD Assessment

ADHD is a developmental condition defined by inattention (inability to concentrate), hyperactivity (inability to keep still) and impulsiveness (acting without thinking). Behaviours such as aggression, anger and defiance do not suggest ADHD.

If you are over 18, think you may have ADHD and would like a referral for an assessment, you will need to follow the instructions on the Psychiatry UK website:

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Please note: You will need to have completed and sent both the ASRS Form and Cover letter to the practice before speaking to your GP about the referral. These can be downloaded from the Psychiatry UK website.

If the GP feels an ADHD assessment is appropriate, they will send the referral to Psychiatry-UK with your completed form, cover letter and a brief medical summary.

The current wait time for assessment is 6 months, but please continue to check the Psychiatry UK website for updates on this.

In the meantime you may find some useful information and support here:

ADHDadultUK