The Therapy Company offer professional diagnosis and private psychiatry for ADHD.
ADHD, short for Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, affects approximately 2.6 million people across the UK with over 690,000 of those being children.
Here at The Therapy Company, we have highly experienced and professional private psychiatrists who can diagnose and treat ADHD, therefore increasing the quality of your life.
Undiagnosed and untreated ADHD in children and adults can lead to further mental health conditions including anxiety and depression. When symptoms are not identified or managed effectively, this can lead to decreased self-esteem and hopelessness.
If left untreated, ADHD can persist as a significant burden in your life, having a direct impact on both your social and working life. Symptoms of the inability to focus, impulsivity and hyperactivity can all get worse if not managed correctly by our proven treatment and medication options.
Alternatively, read the full blog post to find out more about:
•Diagnosis for ADHD
•Treatments for managing ADHD symptoms
•Symptoms of ADHD and signs you need professional help
Diagnosis For ADHD
The diagnosis of ADHD (Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) typically involves a comprehensive evaluation conducted by one of our highly-experienced and professional psychiatrists at the Therapy Company. The process usually includes the following stages:
Initial assessment – For ADHD, we will arrange an initial assessment with you that will help us to gather the necessary information required. For example, we’ll need key information regarding your medical history and any previous diagnosis or treatments.
Diagnostic Criteria – After the interview, we will then look at the diagnostic criteria element. Ultimately, this is an assessment that evaluates persistent and impairing symptoms of inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity that are inconsistent with the individual’s developmental level.
Rating scales and questionnaires – Standardised rating scales and questionnaires may be used to gather additional information about the individual’s behaviour and functioning. These tools are completed by the individual, parents, teachers, and other relevant individuals who can provide valuable insights into the individual’s behaviour across different settings.
Further stages of ADHD diagnosis may also include medical evaluations and collaborations before giving the definitive diagnosis with full accuracy.
Psychiatry Treatments For ADHD
The Therapy Company provide on-going treatments to manage ADHD symptoms including medication, CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy) and Counselling. Here’s some further information about each one:
CBT -Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is a common type of therapy used to help and manage ADHD symptoms. CBT can help individuals to identify and change negative thinking patterns and therefore develop much better coping strategies. Ultimately, CBT can help you to become much more self-aware of your emotions, thoughts, and behaviours. As a result of this, it can lead to less impulsivity and increased attention span.
Medication – Our private psychiatrists at The Therapy Company are also able to provide specific medications that can help to manage ADHD symptoms. Specific medications prescribed from our psychiatrists can help improve focus, reduce impulsivity, and decrease hyperactivity. Non-stimulant medications may also be used as alternatives or in combination with stimulant medications.
Counselling – While counselling can not directly treat the symptoms of ADHD, it’s a great option to consider for many patients and can work well alongside medication and/or Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. Counselling can provide valuable support, guidance, and strategies to manage the emotional and psychological challenges often associated with the condition. Additionally, it can also help with goal setting, motivation, and provide additional emotional support.
Symptoms Of ADHD
There are many signs and symptoms that may indicate you have ADHD (Attention Deficit /Hyperactivity Disorder). The symptoms can vary in their presentation and severity between individuals. However, prominent symptoms fall under three main categories:
Inattention – Under this first category, you may experience yourself struggling to sustain attention on one specific tasks for a period of time. Further symptoms under inattention may also include; poor organisation, forgetfulness, and lack of attention to detail.
Hyperactivity – One of the main indicators that may have undiagnosed ADHD is when you feel restless the majority of the time. For example, you may have difficulty remaining seated, particularly in situations where it is expected. Moreover, further symptoms within hyperactivity may include; excessive talking, being constantly on the ”go” and difficulty in engaging in quiet activities.
Impulsivity – The third category is impulsivity, for example, difficulty waiting for your turn in conversations. Other examples of impulsivity may also include; acting without thinking and poor impulse control.
Why The Therapy Company?
The Therapy Company are independent private psychiatrists that are committed to providing professional ADHD diagnosis and on-going treatment. Whether you’re seeking professional help for yourself or your child, we are just a phone call away from helping you. We provide both in-person and online sessions depending on your preferences. Furthermore, we are proud to be a 5-star-rated private mental health service.
Contact Us Today
Did you know that ADHD can have multiple effects on someone’s life and well-being? Diagnosis gives you the peace of mind to better understand your symptoms and treatment gives you the understanding of managing them. Arrange your initial appointment today by calling us directly at 01772 725530, or you can use the contact form.