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Comprehensive Adult ADHD Assessment (Private) in Edinburgh

Diverse Diagnostics is a specialist private clinic in Scotland offering a comprehensive private ADHD assessment in Edinburgh for adults.

Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) affects many individuals in the UK and around the world but is one of the most misunderstood mental health conditions. When it goes undiagnosed, the impact can be quite staggering.

ADHD may be affecting your home and work life in countless ways without you knowing it, but with an adult ADHD diagnosis, you can get the support and professional treatment you need to turn your life around. Getting a diagnosis is the first step towards getting treated. Our adult ADHD assessment in Edinburgh is led by a specialist consultant adult psychiatrist and performed completely online to ensure ease of access and no waiting list.

Adult ADHD Assessment

At the end of our private ADHD assessment for adults, a complete diagnostic report is sent to you and your General Physician (GP), along with advice and further recommendations. You will also be able to discuss potential treatments (such as medication and therapy) and coping techniques after your private diagnosis of ADHD so you are fully equipped going forward.

Do you think you have symptoms of ADHD that may have been overlooked in your childhood? Get in touch with us to schedule a free 15-minute consultation and have your questions answered so you can decide if an ADHD assessment is right for you.

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.

Book your appointment for an ADHD private diagnosis in Edinburgh at Diverse Diagnostics today or get in touch with us to find out more about our ADHD assessments.

What is Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)?

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder is a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects brain function and, therefore, behaviour, with symptoms that predominantly present within three categories: inattentiveness, hyperactivity, and impulsiveness. The exact cause of ADHD is unknown, but there is significant research on the hereditary nature of the condition.

While there are three facets to the disorder, some patients may only be affected by one or two components, and others could have a combination of all three. Adults will also display ADHD symptoms differently to children and adolescents.

There are many misconceptions about ADHD, with most people only seeing it as difficulties with hyperactivity or getting easily distracted. However, it is so much more than this, and can affect every aspect of a person’s life — especially when not diagnosed.

Common Symptoms of ADHD in Adulthood

When undiagnosed ADHD affects a person’s home and work environment, their relationships, and their emotional wellbeing, they often don’t realise that there is a psychological reason behind the challenges they are facing.

Signs and symptoms are often noticed by friends or a family member, but they may not know that it is not in the person’s control and might misinterpret the behaviours as deliberate.

Some common symptoms associated with ADHD in adulthood include:

  • Mood swings and irritability

  • Extreme impatience

  • Difficulties with organisational skills, memory, focus, and impulse control

  • Careless mistakes or difficulty with attention to detail

  • Difficulty prioritising tasks and often starting new tasks before completing older ones

The above symptoms can sometimes be confused with other psychological conditions, such as dyslexia, autism, and mood disorders. An ADHD assessment can ensure this doesn’t happen and that the correct diagnosis and treatment are found.

Do you experience these symptoms and challenges in your day-to-day life? You don’t have to be left wondering anymore. If you think you might have ADHD, book an appointment for a private ADHD assessment online with Diverse Diagnostics.

Why is an ADHD Diagnosis Important?

The primary benefit of booking a private ADHD diagnosis in Edinburgh is to finally get the support and treatment that can help you not just cope, but properly manage the symptoms and difficulties that come with adult ADHD.

Another major benefit of getting a proper diagnosis is the effect it can have on a patient’s self-esteem. After struggling with certain tasks and emotional difficulties in their life for so long, finally knowing and understanding the reason behind this life-long difficulty can do a world of good for their confidence and, as they learn to manage their diagnosis, their overall performance at work, in their personal relationships, and with daily tasks.

When left untreated, however, adults with ADHD can be at risk in many ways, as they are more likely to develop anxiety, depression, or substance use disorders.

If you think that you or a close family member may be displaying symptoms of ADHD, contact us to book a free 15-minute consultation and learn more about our online ADHD assessment for adults in Edinburgh.

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Our Adult ADHD Assessment Process

At Diverse Diagnostics’ online Edinburgh practice, our ADHD assessment for adults is conducted by specialists who are highly experienced in working with ADHD.

Our online Edinburgh ADHD assessment process 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)

Ready to take back control of your life?

Visit our Appointments page to request an ADHD assessment for adults online with Diverse Diagnostics.

Medical Treatment & Therapies

Once diagnosed with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, you will be guided on the next steps. With the help of our experts and through building an understanding of your adult ADHD diagnosis, you can then begin to create a better quality of life for yourself.

Over and above ADHD medication, cognitive behavioural therapy and other forms of psychotherapy are also popular treatment options. You can discuss the your best options for treatment and ADHD support in Edinburgh with our consultant psychiatrist after you’re diagnosed at our online ADHD Clinic in Edinburgh.

ADHD Medications

Stimulants and non-stimulants are the two main types of ADHD medications. Each patient’s individual needs will determine which of these they will benefit from the most.

The prescribing specialist at Diverse Diagnostics will take your unique situation into account and discuss your options with you before making a recommendation.

Shared Care Between our Private Practice & Your GP

Medical treatment is not always required, but when it is, prescriptions can only be provided under Shared Care with your NHS GP (General Physician).

In order for the consultant psychiatrist at Diverse Diagnostics to be responsible for your prescription, medication management and dosage specifications, your GP will need to agree to provide NHS prescriptions prior to the initial medication appointment.

Private prescriptions are now available.

Consultant Led ADHD Clinic with a Patient Centred Approach

Diverse Diagnostics is a private clinic and ADHD specialist in Edinburgh, Glasgow, and other parts of Scotland. Through online ADHD testing in Edinburgh and greater Scotland, we are making ADHD assessments for adults more accessible and helping patients and families to understand and embrace neurodiversity so they can life happier, healthier lives.

We don’t want the costs of an in-person private psychiatrist in Edinburgh or the NHS appointment waiting period to deter people from getting the help they need. By performing our ADHD diagnosis adults in Edinburgh completely online, we can offer our assessment services at a lower fee and accept appointments more frequently, thus allowing patients to take the first step towards a new and improved life without hesitation or delay.

Ready to book an ADHD test in Edinburgh and get the answers you need to take control of your life? Book an appointment online today.

Dr Jagdish Basra: Medical Director & Founder of Diverse Diagnostics

You are in good hands with Dr Jagdish Basra, an experienced ADHD psychiatrist in Edinburgh who is on the GMC Specialist Register and a member of the UK Royal College of Psychiatrists.

With a passion for eliminating the stigma around mental health conditions like ADHD and autism, Dr Basra aims to inform, advise, and support patients through an empathetic and professional approach. This is a core value of our Edinburgh ADHD support services.

Take Back Control of Your Life with Diverse Diagnostics

At Diverse Diagnostics, we are here to help people with ADHD in Edinburgh improve their lives through embracing their diagnoses.

Contact us with any questions you have about our online private assessment for ADHD & therapy in Edinburgh or our Edinburgh practice.

Contact us to book a private ADHD assessment in Edinburgh with Diverse Diagnostics to start the journey towards better mental health.

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