Comprehensive Private ADHD Assessment & Diagnosis in Edinburgh

Discover clarity and support with Diverse Diagnostics, a specialised private clinic in Scotland offering thorough private ADHD assessments in Edinburgh for adults.

Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is often misunderstood, impacting many individuals globally. When left undiagnosed, its effects can be profound.

ADHD might be influencing your home and work life in ways you're unaware of. With an adult ADHD diagnosis, you can access professional support and treatment to turn things around. Taking the step to get diagnosed is the first towards getting the help you need. Our adult ADHD assessment in Edinburgh, led by Specialist Consultant Adult Psychiatrists, is conducted entirely online for easy access and reduced waiting lists.

Unsure whether you may have ADHD symptoms? Take our online ADHD test here:

Adult ADHD Assessment

At the conclusion of our private ADHD assessment for adults, you receive a comprehensive diagnostic report, shared with both you and your General Physician (GP), providing advice and further recommendations. Following your private ADHD diagnosis, you'll have the opportunity to discuss potential treatments (such as medication and therapy) and coping techniques, ensuring you are fully equipped for the road ahead.

Suspecting ADHD symptoms that might have been overlooked since childhood? Reach out to us for a free 15-minute consultation. Let us answer your questions, helping you decide if an ADHD assessment is the right step for you.

We understand that many patients may unknowingly mask symptoms falling just below diagnostic criteria. With our Enhanced ADHD Assessment, we use the QbCheck—an objective, scientific, and evidence-based tool that does not rely on others' opinions. Explore more about our Enhanced ADHD Assessments.

Ready to take control of your mental health? Book your private ADHD diagnosis appointment in Edinburgh with Diverse Diagnostics today, or connect with us to learn more about our ADHD assessments.

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Our Adult ADHD Assessment & Diagnosis Journey in Edinburgh

Led by an experienced Consultant Psychiatrist, our process reflects the diagnostic assessment used by the NHS. We strive for a thorough and personalised assessment to ensure accurate diagnosis and effective treatment recommendations.

Our assessment journey includes:

1. Pre-screening Questionnaires for Adult ADHD

Begin the process with pre-screening questionnaires before your appointment. These standardised forms let you share your experiences and symptoms, helping tailor our assessment to your unique needs.

2. Comprehensive Adult ADHD Assessment: From Initial Chat to Personalised Insights

Our comprehensive assessment, guided by a specialist Consultant Adult Psychiatrist, unfolds in key stages:

  • An initial evaluation where you openly discuss your concerns.

  • A dive into your developmental history and key life stages.

  • A detailed mental state examination to grasp your cognitive and emotional viewpoint.

  • A diagnostic feedback section where we summarise the findings and diagnostic insights, followed by recommendations for your unique personalised treatment plan.

What is ADHD?

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental condition affecting brain function and behaviour. Its symptoms primarily fall into three categories: inattentiveness, hyperactivity, and impulsiveness.

Symptoms of ADHD vary between individuals, and not everyone experiences all components. Hyperactivity may not be present in every case, and symptom manifestation differs in adults compared to children.

ADHD is frequently misunderstood, often reduced to hyperactivity or concentration issues. This misperception contributes to the underrecognition of the condition, particularly in adults.

In adults, ADHD influences various aspects of daily life, including relationships, work, and routine tasks. Observable symptoms may include irritability, impatience, attention difficulties, and organisational challenges.

Symptoms such as irritability, inattention, and mood swings may be mistaken for other conditions like dyslexia or mood disorders. Accurate assessment and diagnosis are crucial, involving reporting symptoms in different environments and during medical examinations.

Unsure whether you may have ADHD symptoms? Take our online ADHD test here

Why Is It Helpful to Get a Diagnosis?

Getting a proper diagnosis for ADHD is more than just a label—it is a game-changer for a better life. It's like a roadmap, helping you understand and tackle challenges, empowering you to take charge.

A diagnosis is not about limitations or labels; it is about support and tailored treatment. It can boost your confidence, improves how you handle daily tasks, and enhances your overall performance.

For those without a diagnosis, it can lead to low self-esteem, difficulties at work, and strained relationships. Untreated ADHD in adults might even contribute to further mental health challenges like depression or anxiety.

Post-Diagnosis: Your ADHD Treatment Journey

Once you have got your ADHD diagnosis, the next step is understanding and managing symptoms for a better everyday life. Start by having a chat with the clinic about treatment options – like ADHD medications and therapy, such as cognitive-behavioural therapy.

ADHD Medications

After your assessment and the referral report sent to your GP, it might be time to check out treatment options. Medications, a powerful tool for managing adult ADHD, come in two types: stimulants and non-stimulants. The best fit depends on you, and the prescribing specialist considers everything before suggesting a plan.

Shared Care & Titration

If medication is part of your plan, we work with your GP under a Shared Care arrangement or private prescriptions can be provided by Diverse Diagnostics. Your Diverse Diagnostics consultant psychiatrist takes the lead in overseeing medication, with prescriptions and dosage details. It is a team effort to make sure your ADHD management is just right for you. We have got your back throughout the process and will regularly inform your GP of all medication changes.

In Good Hands: Specialist Consultant Adult Psychiatrists

At Diverse Diagnostics, our team of highly experienced Specialist Consultant Adult Psychiatrists, led by Medical Director Dr. Jagdish Basra, is dedicated to providing accurate clinical diagnoses and the support needed for positive life changes. All of our Psychiatrists are GMC registered doctors and have vast experience both privately and in the NHS.

Empower Your Journey to Better Mental Health with Diverse Diagnostics

If you are an adult in Edinburgh seeking answers and understanding about your ADHD, Diverse Diagnostics is here for you.

We understand the challenges you face and the impact ADHD can have on your life. Our online ADHD assessment & diagnosis for adults in Edinburgh is designed to provide clarity and support, helping you take control of your mental health.

Don't let unanswered questions hold you back. Reach out to us today with any concerns or queries about ADHD symptoms. Take the first step towards a more informed and empowered life by booking your online adult ADHD assessment with Diverse Diagnostics. Your journey to understanding and improvement starts here in the heart of Edinburgh.