Bristol ADHD has a specialist team of doctors, psychologists and nurses who work exclusively with adults who have ADHD. We receive referrals from many health professionals in the south west and beyond.
We can reassess and continue treatment of people who have a diagnosis of ADHD from childhood, and we also assess adults who have never had a diagnosis made.
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ADHD is quite a new diagnosis, with a lot of debate, even among professionals. Because of this, people think or get told that they have ADHD, when they don't. Equally often, it may be missed by professionals, including mental health professionals. There is a lot of information, advice and testing online and elsewhere, which may be misleading or wrong.
Only an experienced expert can really assess and diagnose ADHD accurately because there are many other things about a person's life that need to be considered before a diagnosis of ADHD is made. Remember, ADHD is a lifelong diagnosis, so making the diagnosis requires a very thorough understanding of the patient.
If you think you may have ADHD, you may need to see your GP or other health professional first. They could then refer you to our clinic for a specialist assessment. The assessment usually takes from two to four hours. If a diagnosis is made, we can offer treatment and further support.
- Medication for ADHD in line with national and international research into the condition
- Psychological training to help understand and master some of the ways ADHD affects people, for example administration, time management, and how to make the most of medication
- Lifelong support, including working with patients and GPs to monitor treatment and provide ongoing support, using appointments on the phone or in person
- Training: We also offer talks and training to suit the needs of whoever wants to know more about adult ADHD. From schools to employers to interested groups of professionals, feel free to talk to us about what you need to know and we can deliver the right talk or training for you. It can be from a half hour to a full day, and everything in between.
We welcome enquiries from anyone who wants to know about the service or about ADHD in general.
Our staff are:
- Dr Ovais Badat, Consultant Psychiatrist
- Dr Amy Watts, Clinical Psychologist
- Tania Thomas, Specialist Nurse
- Annie Alexander, Team Manager
- Alexandra Hodges, Assistant Psychologist
- Megan Bean, Team Administrator