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A person's education, employment, social life, self-esteem, and happiness can all be severely impacted by ADHD.

Many adults with ADHD go without getting a diagnosis, which prevents them from getting the treatment that could change their lives.

Adult ADHD Test Online or Face-to-Face in Warrington, Cheshire Clinic

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ADHD Assessments available online or face-to-face

What I offer in a private ADHD clinical assessment?

A highly individualised and team-based evaluation in which we compile data about your upbringing, answer questionnaires, and gain insight from one or two persons who have known you both as a child and as an adult to create a thorough portrait of you. The semi-structured interview, which is the most significant component of the evaluation, allows us to learn about your skills and challenges both as a child and as an adult.

We will discuss a variety of subjects and go over the diagnostic standards for ADHD and how they relate to you. I'll evaluate how these challenges are affecting many aspects of your life, including family, friends, your job, how you handle daily duties, and how you spend your free time.

ADHD rarely manifests on its own. In addition to depression, anxiety, bi-polar disorder, personality disorders, substance use disorders, dyslexia, dyspraxia, and autism spectrum disorders, ADHD affects a large percentage of people. Some of these symptoms could be misdiagnosed as ADHD symptoms. For a proper diagnosis and treatment strategy to be developed, it is crucial that the assessment accurately identifies co-existing disorders.

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How do I get a private ADHD clinic assessment?

You can contact me directly to request an assessment. You do not need a referral from your GP.

What is the cost of an adult ADHD assessment?

A full assessment costs £975, including questionnaires, Qb Test, all online appointments and a comprehensive assessment report and the post assessment follow-up appointment.

What is involved in the process?

  1. Initial Consultation - we'll begin with an initial consultation to discuss your concerns, symptoms, and background information. Here, we'll gather relevant details to guide the assessment process.
  2. Assessment - to undertake clinical ADHD screening, this is conducted virtually, attending two clinical appointments (lasting approx. 90 minutes each – at least a week apart). Utilising a range of various validated assessment tools and techniques to gain a comprehensive understanding of ADHD symptoms. These will include interviews, questionnaires, behavioural observations, and cognitive assessments, including Diagnostic Interview for ADHD in Adults – DIVA5, the ASRSv1 and the QB test.
  3. Corroboration – where possible additional information from another party, such as a parent from when you were growing up or a partner / close friend from your current life, who can provide some feedback on traits.
  4. Feedback – we will have a feedback appointment lasting between 45 – 60 minutes to go over the outcomes.
  5. Report – a full report is provided within 4 weeks.

Frequently Asked Questions

For a diagnosis of adult ADHD to be made, symptoms should:

  • Meet the diagnostic criteria in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Health Disorders V (DSM-V)
  • The symptoms of hyperactivity/impulsivity and / or inattention need to cause at least moderate psychological, social and / or educational or occupational impairments based on interview and / or direct observation.

Symptoms of ADHD typically fall under three main categories of hyperactivity, impulsiveness and inattention. Although everyone demonstrates this behaviour on occasion, people with ADHD will continuously struggle with these tendencies despite their best intentions.

There are three main subtypes of ADHD that are classified according to the person’s symptoms:

Inattentive ADD:

Inattentive ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) is characterised by problems with attention and concentration. These symptoms can include difficulty concentrating, listening or following instructions, becoming distracted quickly, procrastinate easily, struggling to meet deadlines, zoning out of conversations or often daydreaming, having to start a task multiple times before you can finish it, and difficulty planning and organising your time.

Hyperactive-impulsive ADHD

Hyperactive-impulsive ADHD is characterised by problems with impulsive behaviour and hyperactivity. These symptoms can include:

  • Physical hyperactivity: fidgeting, being unable to sit still, feeling restless, always moving around.
  • Brain hyperactivity: feeling either completely uninterested or completely obsessed with a topic.
  • Impulsiveness: not thinking about consequences or risks, impatient or snappy with people, impulsive purchases, reckless decisions that you later regret, interrupting conversations or completing other people’s sentences.
Combined ADHD

Combined ADHD is the most frequent type and involves problems with attention or concentration and problems with impulsive behaviour or hyperactivity. Symptoms of combined ADHD are usually more severe than the two other subtypes.

The Diagnostic Interview for ADHD in Adults (DIVA) is a standardised questionnaire that is used by psychiatrists worldwide to diagnose ADHD. It’s incredibly popular because the questions are intuitive and easy to adapt to different individuals. We like to use the DIVA for adult ADHD assessments because it offers clients and relatives extensive insight into what ADHD is and what specific symptoms the patient has.

DIVA scores map accurately to the diagnostic criteria for ADHD set out by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM–5), which is the most popular handbook for diagnosing mental disorders used by medical health professionals worldwide. The diagnostic criteria provided in the DSM itself is used for scientific studies, including clinical trials.

The assessment process follows the national assessment guidelines. Lisa is trained in NICE recommended assessment tools, and works closely to these. Therefore, it is not possible to guarantee the outcome you wish.

There is no consultation regarding medication in the cost, and you will be responsible for sourcing your own psychiatrist or ADHD nurse to prescribe medication.

ADHD is a complex combination of psychological, cognitive, neurological and personality features that make people with ADHD quite extraordinary at some things but frustratingly incapable at other things. In situations where the person with ADHD is doing something, they find enticing, motivating or challenging, they will be able to hyperfocus and utilise all their brain potential to exceed at that task.

On the flip side, when someone with ADHD has to do things that they find boring, mundane or that they simply dislike, then they may struggle to an unreasonable degree. This can lead to procrastination so that they end up tackling the task last minute, with a sense of fear and guilt. Symptoms like this can be reduced substantially by medication.

If you have ADHD, you will still be able to drive. However, ADHD is a notifiable condition for DVLA. The Royal College of Psychiatrists advises that “patients should be informed that this is their responsibility to contact DVLA and that “treatment for ADHD has been shown to significantly improve driving safety”.

The advice given by the Driver Vehicle and Licensing Agency (DVLA) is that:

  • If you already have a driver’s licence and your ADHD symptoms do not affect your driving, and your symptoms are stable, there is no need to tell DVLA about your diagnosis.
  • Anyone applying for a driver’s licence will need to inform DVLA when they first apply for a provisional licence.
  • When it comes to car insurance, you must always inform your insurance provider of your ADHD diagnosis. If they are unaware of your ADHD diagnosis, this may invalidate insurance in the event of an accident.

Disclaimer: It is your responsibility to consider when thinking of having an assessment.

A letter can be provided to support your application for educational and occupational adjustments.

An ADHD diagnosis may exclude you from certain opportunities and careers such as joining the army, obtaining a pilot’s license, health insurance, and some regulations with DVLA.

Where do you offer your ADHD assessments?

I offer my service both online through video chat and also face-to-face.

My practice is in Glazebury, Warrington (near to Bents Garden Centre) which is in easy reach of Warrington, Lymm, Leigh, Newton-le-Willows, St Helens, Manchester, Worsley, Walkden, Astley, Lowton and Golbourne.

However my ADHD assessments can be offered to anyone accross the UK as the entire process can be simply done online via video chat.

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