What is ADHD:
ADHD is one of the most common neurodevelopment disorders of childhood. ADHD also affects many adults. Symptoms of ADHD include inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity.
Types of ADHD:
There are three different types of ADHD presentations:
- Predominantly Inattentive Presentation:
- Predominantly Hyperactive-Impulsive Presentation
- Combined Presentation
Diagnosing ADHD in adults is often more difficult than in children.
Significant number of people with ADHD also suffer from one or more additional condition, referred to as a comorbidity. Most commonly, ADHD comorbidities include:
- Obsessive - compulsive disorder
Treatment of ADHD:
Treatment of ADHD involves medications and therapy.
Two types of medications used are:
· Non stimulants
How Clarus Private Heath can help
1. Carry out comprehensive assessment of ADHD.
- This includes gathering information from parents or school.
- Pre assessment questionnaire to be completed online
- General psychiatry assessment
- Specific assessment for ADHD
2. Preparing a report
- A detailed report is prepared outlining both the mental health as well as ADHD assessment.
- We will develop a care plan with you detailing your assessment, our recommendation and treatment.
- You will have a chance to have detailed discussion to answer your questions about your diagnosis and treatment.
- We will always have in depth discussion about various medications and their side effects.
- We will also send you written information about the medication.
- We can also recommend other therapies that might be required.
- We will recommend investigations that will be required prior to starting medication
- Our psychiatrist, Dr Agrawal, will give you a formal diagnosis, if applicable, and discuss about the diagnosis.
- We have extensive expertise in treatment of ADHD.
- Our psychiatrist will be able to start and monitor the treatment as per your needs.
6. Working with your GP
- All along your assessment and treatment, subject to consent, we will work with your GP or any other professional involved in your care to ensure the best possible management of your problems.
- When possible, we will hand over your care back to your GP with our recommendations.