Private ADHD Assessment & Adult ADHD Diagnosis
Frequently Asked Questions about Adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
What is Adult ADHD?
Adult ADHD is a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects an individual's ability to sustain attention, control impulses, and regulate their emotions and behaviour.
What are the symptoms of Adult ADHD?
The symptoms of Adult ADHD include difficulty with organisation, forgetfulness, procrastination, impulsivity, and difficulty with time management.
How is Adult ADHD diagnosed?
Adult ADHD is typically diagnosed through a combination of clinical interviews, self-report questionnaires, and behavioural assessments. A free test for Adult ADHD and private ADHD assessment may be needed.
What are the treatment options for Adult ADHD?
The treatment options for Adult ADHD include medication, psychotherapy, and lifestyle changes such as regular exercise, a healthy diet, and good sleep hygiene.
Can Adult ADHD be managed without medication?
Yes, Adult ADHD can be managed without medication through the use of psychotherapy, life coaching and lifestyle changes. However, medication may be necessary if you have severe symptoms.
Free test for ADHD in adults and Adult ADHD Diagnosis UK
Free Adult ADHD testing using the ASRS5 and ASRSv1.1 screening tools will highlight the presence of Adult ADHD symptoms and
suitability for private ADHD assessment. As part of your private ADHD assessment, Adult ADHD psychiatrist Dr Iqbal Mohiuddin will ask
you about your present symptoms and symptoms in childhood. Under current diagnostic guidelines, a diagnosis of Adult ADHD cannot
be confirmed unless your symptoms have been present from childhood.
If you find it difficult to remember whether you had problems as a child or you were not diagnosed with ADHD in childhood or
adolescence, Dr Iqbal Mohiuddin may wish to see your old school reports or talk to your parents, teachers or anyone else who knew
you well when you were a child.
For an Adult ADHD diagnosis to be made, symptoms should also have a moderate to severe effect on different areas of your life, such as:
Underachieving at work or in education
Difficulty making or keeping friends
Difficulty in relationships with partners.
If your problems are recent and did not occur regularly in the past, you are not considered to have ADHD as it is currently thought that
ADHD cannot develop for the first time in adults.