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ADHD Assessment

What is ADHD

ADHD stands for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

It is a neurodevelopmental condition which means that symptoms of ADHD are often noted from the very young age.

Various national and international guidelines and organisations recommend that assessing ADHD thoroughly requires collection of information from school (via school reports in adults) and parents (in the absence of parents an older sibling, close relative or a friend).

The guidelines also recommend using structured assessment tools.

This is reflected in our comprehensive approach for ADHD Assessment which relies on:

1- Thorough history 2- Collateral information 3- School reports 4- Structured Psychometric Assessments

                                                                                             Important Information

We need minimum 2 sessions to complete the assessment. In some situations, we may need more sessions.

The outcome of assessment can be that doctor believes that you don’t have diagnosis of ADHD. In that case, they will explain whether or not you have any other psychiatric conditions which may explain your symptoms or impairment. You may wish to continue care for the alternate diagnosis or request doctor to discharge you back to the GP.

If you are diagnosed with ADHD, the doctor will only prescribe medications if he believes it is necessary and it is safe to do so.

The doctor is very likely to request blood tests and an ECG before proceeding to prescribe you medications.

Opinion from another specialist such as cardiologist or a neurologist may be required in order to prescribe medications for ADHD safely.

                                                                                            Fee for ADHD assessment

Fee schedule for new and follow-up sessions apply. In addition to this, a one off fee of $225 is necessary for psychometric assessment and analysis of other information provided.

Additionally, in some cases it may become necessary to request another test called TOVA which is currently done by external providers. This may attract a fee of up to $400 payable to the provider of your choice.