ADHD Assessment for Adults

ADHD is characterised by the three “core” symptoms of hyperactivity, inattention and impulsivity and although recognition is increasing in childhood, it is now clear that ADHD is a lifelong condition, with many affected adults remaining undiagnosed.

Adults with ADHD tend to be forgetful, disorganised, easily distracted, have poor time management and impulsive decision making, all of which can seriously affect jobs, home life and relationships. If the diagnosis has not been made in childhood, it may not be considered by patients themselves or indeed by health professionals but it is thought that a number of adults who suffer from long-term anxiety and/or depression may actually have undiagnosed ADHD. ADHD has a very strong genetic link and it is good practice to consider whether one or both parents of an affected child may indeed have the condition themselves.

We offer the following ADHD assessment for adults at the Centre:

ADHD Diagnostic Package

The assessment is a structured interview with the patient and ideally, a relative or friend that knew the patient in childhood for part of the appointment known as the “DIVA”.   The interview is conducted by a specialist clinician will last for up to 2 hours.  If a diagnosis of ADHD is made, a full explanation will be given and treatment options outlined.  A full written report will be provided for all patients.

Cost of the assessment: £1000

Follow-up appointments

If adults receive a diagnosis of ADHD they will be given a number of treatment options.  If you wish to consider starting medication, you will be asked to provide some medical history information and we would ask you to kindly request a healthcare professional to conduct a cardiac check.  Once this is received and cleared by the clinical team you would be required to book a follow-up appointment. There is an additional fee for follow-up appointments and it is likely that you will require several appointments in order to stabilise the medication.

If your GP is able to share your care with us once medication is stabilised, the frequency of further follow-up appointments will depend upon the complexity of each individual case.

Cost of a follow-up appointment £200 – £450 (depending on length of appointment and clinician).

New patient appointments

We appreciate that some patients may already have a diagnosis of ADHD but would like to visit the clinic for a second opinion or advice regarding management/medication. In these cases we would gather as much information as possible from your GP or consultant (including a full diagnostic report, cardiac assessment and medical safety checks) and offer an initial appointment in order to thoroughly review all of the information before offering advice.

Please be aware that if there is insufficient evidence of a previous diagnosis, we may recommend a full assessment is carried out.

Cost of a new patient appointment £325-£600 (depending on length of appointment and clinician).

Read our Privacy Policy

Medication information and increase to repeat prescription costs from 1st January 2024

Please be aware that the standard prescription fee has increased to £50 from 1st January 2024.  This increase is as a result …

Upcoming access events at The Story Museum, Oxford

The Story Museum in Oxford have got some great Access Events coming up in their Woodshed Theatre this Autumn. These events …

Upcoming Theatre Show “Pericles” at the Old Fire Station 17th June

The Old Fire Station theatre in Oxford has a theatre show coming up on Sat 17 June at 4pm for autistic individuals and their …