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.