Please contact us for a simple factsheet guide to help you
if you are thinking of getting an assessment
Many adults with ADHD find it hard to cope with the
stresses of life and often feel inadequate and frustrated, with low
self-esteem, conscious of their failed relationships and unfinished
Many have a short fuse, experience depression, feel restless, and
are poor timekeepers, forgetful and disorganised.
characteristics are frequent changes of job and living on an emotional
rollercoaster, over-reacting (from an observer’s viewpoint). Other
people consider them rude, difficult, eccentric, unreliable, irritable.
Many adults with ADHD were not diagnosed when young because ADHD was not understood then. This means that THEY were not understood.
Some may have been very inattentive and disorganised but not particularly hyperactive and mainly not getting into trouble.
Others didn’t stop and think before reacting, they broke rules, they talked too much.
Many were called lazy or stupid, naughty or unmotivated and were blamed for their shortcomings.
Now as adults they are still struggling daily, not only with the effects of still having ADHD, a hidden disability, but also with the negative impact of having grown up with (usually undiagnosed) ADHD.
Our Support Group is attended by both diagnosed and undiagnosed adults.
Training for people working with ADHD adults can be provided.
We also offer Coaching for adults with ADHD.
ADHD diagnosis and treatment
of recognition by N.I.C.E. and recommendations that more training should
be given for the diagnosis and treatment of Adult ADHD, there
continues to be very little input from the NHS in Oxfordshire but there are an increasing number of psychiatrists who have taken an interest and may be able to diagnose.
To get an assessment on the NHS use our checklist to prepare then ask your G.P. to refer you to the Adult Mental Health team for an assessment ensuring that s/he makes it clear you need to see someone with knowledge of ADHD.
Elsewhere : Lists of consultants who can offer private assessments for ADHD in the UK are available on the adult ADD website http://aadduk.org
ADHD Oxfordshire in the News on the subject of adult ADHD