ADULT ADHD ASSESSMENT
I offer assessment and diagnosis for adult ADHD (age 18+). A standard assessment includes:
1. A two-hour assessment which includes a semi-structured clinical interview for ADHD, discussing other significant life history events, and current symptoms of other mental health problems.
2. Completion of a self-report form about current symptoms, and completion of an observer report form by someone who knows the person well, commenting on current symptoms. These are completed online.
3. A review of symptoms present prior to age 12 by interviewing someone who knew the person as a child (such as a parent, caregiver, or sibling) and any available documentation such as school or other assessment reports.
4. A 30-minute feedback session.
Please note that for diagnosis there has to be evidence that the person had significant symptoms of ADHD in childhood and early adolescence.
If there is evidence that ADHD is present a report will be provided to the person's GP who can then send this to the adult psychiatric public health system to a psychiatrist who can prescribe medication (free!). Other behavioural options for treatment can also be discussed. See the Common Problems section for more information about the symptoms and consequences of adult ADHD.
The base fee for this service is $1200 but may be higher if extra interviews or work is required, such as needing to perform additional assessment for co-occurring or complex mental health or social problems. The full fee is payable two weeks in advance of the first assessment appointment. Turnaround of a report is approximately one month from the assessment appointment.