What is an Adult ADHD Assessment Service?
This stand-alone adult ADHD psychological assessment service aims to determine if you meet the criteria for a diagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
ADHD is a neurodevelopmental difference and can fall into the category of ‘neurodiversity’, which is a term used to consider the natural differences in brain functioning in the human population. It is estimated that 1.5% of the adult population meets the criteria for a diagnosis of ADHD. The 3 core traits of ADHD include inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity. Adults with ADHD can struggle in areas such as education, the workplace, personal relationships, managing finances and general day-to-day organisation. These functional difficulties can have a significant impact on daily life, however with the correct supports and an understanding of how ADHD links to differences in functioning, there are ways to learn to manage.
Our Adult ADHD Assessment provides a clear diagnosis, as well as feedback and advice, at our Barrow Street clinic in Dublin.
Who should attend the Adult ADHD Assessment?
This service is for adults aged 18 and over. A partner, parent or family member is also required to attend the assessment session to provide collateral information in order to complete a more comprehensive assessment for you.
How does the ADHD Assessment work?
- A set of online questionnaires by email for you to complete in advance of the assessment
- A 3 hour assessment session (inclusive of breaks) with you and your chosen informant (partner, parent, family member)*
- A 30 minute one-to-one follow-up feedback session
*An informant is required to attend the assessment session with you to provide collateral information in order to complete a more comprehensive assessment for you.
What will I get from the Assessment?
At the one-to-one feedback session, you will be provided with a psychological report which will either rule in or out a diagnosis of ADHD. Within this report you will also be provided with tailored suggestions to improve well-being based around your own strengths and additional resources and/or services. Should you meet the criteria for a diagnosis of ADHD, you will be offered therapeutic supports through Spectrum Mental Health. Should you not receive a diagnosis of ADHD, your Psychologist will discuss further options with you.
What is not included in the Assessment:
- Access to medication
- Access to a psychiatrist
How much does the Adult ADHD Assessment cost?
This is an adult ADHD assessment service for persons aged 18 and over, and has a fee of €750.
If you would like further information on this assessment, please let us know a time that would suit you for a phone call with one of our Psychologists who conducts the assessments, by filling out the form on this page, or by contacting [email protected] or 01 611 1719.