Private ADHD Assessments Birmingham
At Private Medical Clinic, we take a dedicated and compassionate approach to providing comprehensive ADHD assessments for both children and adults. Our team of expert psychologists at our ADHD clinic in Birmingham is committed to offering you top-notch consultations, thorough ADHD screening, and tailored treatment plans that address your unique needs. We understand the impact that ADHD can have on your daily life, and we’re here to provide the guidance, support, and effective solutions you deserve.
ADHD stands for Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder. According to DSM-5 criteria, it is characterised as “a persistent pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity and impulsivity that interferes with functioning or development”. People with ADHD often experience difficulties with concentration and distractibility and this can lead to problems organising and completing tasks. ADHD can also include high energy, excessive physical movement, and impulsivity.
It is possible to have the attention and concentration difficulties without hyperactivity, and this is referred to as Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD).
Private Medical Clinic offers a triage assessment to determine whether a full diagnostic assessment of ADHD is warranted.
The triage assessment involves completion of screening questionnaires, alongside a follow-up telephone call with a clinical psychologist. This will provide an opportunity for discussion around the reason for referral and your child’s current strengths and needs. Together, you will also review the outcome of the screening questionnaires and by the end of the call, a decision can be made about whether a full ADHD assessment is required.
Following the screening appointment, our full diagnostic assessment uses a combination of standardised assessment measures and clinical interviews to gather information relevant to your child’s assessment. Information will be collected from you, your child, and your child’s school.
Where indicated, the clinical psychologist may choose to use the Qb check. The result of this computer test provides objective data for the clinician to consider alongside other information gathered.
The clinical psychologist leading your assessment will then review all of the information that has been gathered to confirm the outcome of the assessment, which they will share with your during a feedback appointment. A comprehensive diagnostic report, including recommendations, will follow.
Personalised ADHD Assessments
At Private Medical Clinic, we believe in a comprehensive approach to ADHD assessments. Our psychologist-led ADHD services encompass a range of assessments and screenings, including gold standard diagnostic interviews, objective computerised ADHD assessments, and continuous performance tests. We don’t just stop at diagnosing ADHD; we also aim to understand the functional impact of the condition and screen for any co-occurring disorders that may be present. This holistic approach allows us to provide tailored treatment plans that address the full spectrum of your needs.
Who Should Consider an ADHD Assessment?
ADHD can have a significant impact on various aspects of your life, affecting your ability to focus, concentrate, and manage tasks. If you or your child are experiencing symptoms such as lack of attention to detail, poor organizational skills, difficulty completing tasks, or impulsive behaviours, it may be time to consider an ADHD assessment. Our expert team is here to provide you with a clear diagnosis and the support you need to navigate the challenges of ADHD.
Treatment & Support
If an ADHD diagnosis is confirmed, our team will work closely with you to develop a personalized treatment plan that caters to your specific needs. Our treatment options include medication optimization, shared care with primary care or a private GP, psychological support, ADHD coaching, and dietary and nutritional guidance. We understand that each individual is unique, and our goal is to provide you with the tools and strategies that work best for you.