Adult ASD Assessment

Adult ADHD Assessment – Glasgow

Comprehensive Adult ADHD Assessments in Glasgow

Diverse Diagnostics is a specialist clinic offering a comprehensive online adult ADHD assessment in Glasgow and other areas in Scotland

Undiagnosed ADHD can affect your everyday life in many ways — at home and at work — but with the right diagnosis, you can get the support and treatment you need to take control of your mental health and live a happier and healthier life.

Getting diagnosed is the first step towards managing your condition — the first step towards changing your life for the better.

Adult ADHD Assessment

Our adult ADHD assessment in Glasgow (and the rest of Scotland) is performed online and led by a specialist consultant adult psychiatrist. The doctor will discuss the complete ADHD assessment process in detail with you at the first appointment and answer any questions you may have with respect to it.

It is important to note that Diverse Diagnostics, based in Glasgow, provides a comprehensive ADHD assessment for adults, and at the end of the assessment, a complete diagnostic report will be sent to your General Physician (GP) and given to you as well. At this point, treatments (such as medication or therapy) and coping techniques will also be discussed to ensure you are equipped to cope with and manage the diagnosis.

We understand that many patients may tend to mask a lot of their symptoms and this may fall just below diagnostic criteria. By using our Enhanced ADHD Assessment, we administer the QB Check which is an objective, scientific and evidence-based assessment tool which doesn’t rely on the opinions and statements of others to assess for ADHD which standard ADHD assessments do. Click here to find out more about our Enhanced ADHD Assessments.

If you think you may have symptoms of ADHD, whether unrecognised in childhood or adulthood, book your appointment for an adult ADHD diagnosis in Glasgow, Scotland for a comprehensive diagnosis with tailored treatment recommendations.

What is Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)?

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects brain function and behaviour, primarily presenting within three categories of behavioural symptoms: inattentiveness, hyperactivity, and impulsiveness.

Symptoms and signs can vary among individuals, and not every patient is affected by all three components — some people with ADHD can have combined symptoms, and some may not. The symptoms will also display differently in a young person compared to an adult.

ADHD is often misunderstood, with most people thinking of it purely as hyperactivity or an inability to concentrate or focus properly. But the reality of the condition and its effects are very different, which is why it can so often go unrecognised, especially in adults.

Common Symptoms of ADHD in Adults

Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder can affect adults in different aspects of their day to day life, such as their personal relationships, work, and daily tasks.

Often, a family member or close friend is able to pick up on certain symptoms or behaviours without realising the cause behind them. They might think that the person is simply inattentive, restless, or hyperactive and get frustrated with them without understanding that this behaviour is not intentional or in their control.

Some common symptoms associated with adults with ADHD include irritability and mood swings, extreme impatience, and difficulties with attention to detail, organisational skills, memory, focus, and impulse control.

These symptoms can often be confused with dyslexia, behavioural issues, and mood disorders; therefore, the correct assessment and diagnosis of ADHD are vital. This requires reporting symptoms within different environments and at the medical examination.

If you experience difficulties with irritability, inattentiveness, mood swings, and anxiety in your day to day life and think it might be ADHD, book an appointment for your adult ADHD diagnosis to find out so you can get the treatment you need.

Why is it Helpful to Have a Diagnosis?

A diagnosis is not only helpful to people with ADHD and those closest to them, it is also vitally important for ensuring they receive the support and treatment they need to manage and cope with the effects and difficulties of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

The proper diagnosis will help the patient take action and improve their quality of life. When patients understand why they struggle with different tasks, it makes a significant difference in their quality of life, increases their confidence, and improves their general performance.

It is important to highlight that undiagnosed adults report higher risks of having low self-esteem as they struggle with daily tasks, work commitments, and relationships. Untreated ADHD in adults is also more likely to lead to the development of depression, anxiety, and substance abuse or misuse.

If you think you or a family member may have symptoms of ADHD, get in touch with Diverse Diagnostics to learn more about our comprehensive online ADHD assessment for adults in Scotland

Adult and Adolescent & Child Psychiatrists in Glasgow

Our Adult ADHD Assessment Process

The doctors at Diverse Diagnostics are experienced in working with ADHD and will help you with the correct diagnosis, as well as make recommendations for the next steps to take.

The ADHD assessment process for adults at Diverse Diagnostics includes:

  1. Pre-screening questionnaires (completed by the patient prior to the first appointment).

  2. Initial Assessment + Developmental History + Comprehensive Mental State + Diagnostic Feedback with a specialist consultant adult psychiatrist.

Request an ADHD assessment for adults online via our Appointments page.

Medical Treatment & Therapy

Once diagnosed with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, the next step is developing a better understanding of what this diagnosis means and then taking the necessary steps to manage your symptoms and their effects on your everyday life.

We recommend a conversation with your doctor to discuss the benefits of the various treatment options available, typically ADHD medications and psychotherapy such as cognitive behavioural therapy.

ADHD Medications

Once the test is complete and the referral report has been sent to your GP, you will need to assess the various treatment options available to you. Along with cognitive behavioural therapy, one of the most effective treatment options for ADHD management in adulthood is medication.

Medication for ADHD typically falls into one of two categories — stimulants and non-stimulants — the most suitable of which will be different for each individual patient. The prescribing specialist will take all of the relevant factors into consideration before making a recommendation.

Shared Care Arrangement & Titration

When medical treatment is required, we provide prescriptions only under Shared Care with your General Physician (GP). This means that the consultant psychiatrist at Diverse Diagnostics will be responsible for monitoring the medication management but will only prescribe under Shared Care, so your GP will need to agree prior to the initial medication appointment to provide NHS prescriptions.

The consultant psychiatrist at Diverse Diagnostics, who will oversee the medication reviews, will be responsible for the prescription and dosage specifications, as well as the titration process for the prescribed medications.

ADHD Specialist in Glasgow Delivering Understanding & Support

As a private clinic based in Glasgow, Scotland, our focus is on making ADHD assessments for adults more easily accessible and reducing stigma around mental health and neurodiversity by helping patients and families to better understand it.

Between the waiting period for NHS appointments and the cost of a private in-person ADHD assessment, adults with symptoms of ADHD can be deterred from getting the help and support they need. Diverse Diagnostics aims to change that.

Our adult ADHD assessments, diagnoses, and management & treatment plans are all performed online so that patients can begin their journey to improving their quality of life without delay. Our assessment fees are also lower than other clinics in the United Kingdom to ensure accessibility for more people.

In Good Hands: Dr Jagdish Basra

Diverse Diagnostics Medical Director, Dr Jagdish Basra, is an experienced consultant Child Behaviour Psychiatrist and Adolescent Psychiatrist on the GMC Specialist Register and a member of the UK Royal College of Psychiatrists.

While there are many quick quizzes and tests available online, Dr Basra’s qualifications, experience, and patient-centred approach stand to ensure that when you choose Diverse Diagnostics, you are receiving the correct clinical diagnosis and the support you need to bring positive change to your life.

Take Control of Your Mental Health with Diverse Diagnostics

At Diverse Diagnostics, we are here to help people with ADHD embrace their diagnoses and improve their lives.

If you have any questions about our online ADHD assessment for adults in Glasgow (or other parts of Scotland) or ADHD symptoms in general, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Book an online adult ADHD assessment in Glasgow, Scotland with Diverse Diagnostics to take control of your mental health.

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