Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a mental disorder that affects a young person’s ability to focus, think in a meaningful, goal-oriented way. They may feel physically restless and find staying still uncomfortable. Young people with ADHD are liable to taking impulsive decisions without much thought of the consequences and could find themselves in risky situations as a result.
Facts about ADHD
This includes screening tools, patient meeting (clinical assessment), writing report but not disucssion regarding medication, if indicated. Therefore, all the 90 minutes are not going to be spent in the appointment itself.
ADHD affects 0.99% of people in the UK.
There are 624,383 people affected by ADHD in the UK.
The symptoms of ADHD sometimes improve with age, however many children continue to experience all the above problems into adulthood.
Lots of children are highly active and full of energy when they are young. However, this can suggest an underlying difficulty in some children. Assessments for ADHD are complex and a thorough investigation is done before a psychiatrist can reach a diagnosis of ADHD.
- Stimulant medication
- Tailored Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Behavioural Therapies to help with developing organisational skills
- Behavioural Family Therapy
- Parent training and education programmes
- Social Skills training
Oaktree Assessment Tool
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