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Old 09-30-08, 10:49 AM
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Re: Adult and Child ADHD Assessment Centres in UK

Hi, I'm just back from seeing the Psychiatrist who believes, as I do, that I have AD/HD. Apparantly I now have to wait @ 3 months, due to application for funding etc, before being referred to a specialist for assessment and treatment. This is not acceptable to me given how this condition effects my daily life.

I was advised to speak to Dr. Philip Asherson which I did, a few moments ago. Very friendly and helpful but doesn't do private work. I have to be lucky, and patient (not likely) enough to get referred to him. He recommended Dr Robert Schapira, at the Priory. Dr. Schapira is more elusive than Lord Lucan. Got his address, no number, directory enquiries, no number. Ring the Priory, through to a dozen departments, no one has heard of him. Is this all part of the test, I'm asking myself?

All I want is to see someone who specialises in the condition which has ruined my entire life. Hopefully they can then administer the correct treatment. Foolishly I live in Shropshire where no such expertise exists.

Will someone please please explain who, where and how much. Does anyone one know where I can find Dr. Schapira (probably off riding Shegar with Glen Miller), who must be worth pursuing given the recommendation from Dr. Asherson.

Oh how I long for the initial prognosis of Bipolar to have been right. The complexities of living with AD/HD seem nothing in comparison to getting treatment!!!

Apologies if this has been covered, I'm a newbie
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Re: Adult and Child ADHD Assessment Centres in UK

Well, I say thank you, because at least I know that I'm not the only one out there I to have been recommended Dr. Asherson and am fighting for my referral. whether will ever get there or not, who knows?
I am not giving up just yet but boy, it is a bit frustrating.
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Re: Adult and Child ADHD Assessment Centres in UK

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Hi, I'm just back from seeing the Psychiatrist who believes, as I do, that I have AD/HD. Apparantly I now have to wait @ 3 months, due to application for funding etc, before being referred to a specialist for assessment and treatment. This is not acceptable to me given how this condition effects my daily life.

I was advised to speak to Dr. Philip Asherson which I did, a few moments ago. Very friendly and helpful but doesn't do private work. I have to be lucky, and patient (not likely) enough to get referred to him. He recommended Dr Robert Schapira, at the Priory. Dr. Schapira is more elusive than Lord Lucan. Got his address, no number, directory enquiries, no number. Ring the Priory, through to a dozen departments, no one has heard of him. Is this all part of the test, I'm asking myself?

All I want is to see someone who specialises in the condition which has ruined my entire life. Hopefully they can then administer the correct treatment. Foolishly I live in Shropshire where no such expertise exists.

Will someone please please explain who, where and how much. Does anyone one know where I can find Dr. Schapira (probably off riding Shegar with Glen Miller), who must be worth pursuing given the recommendation from Dr. Asherson.

Oh how I long for the initial prognosis of Bipolar to have been right. The complexities of living with AD/HD seem nothing in comparison to getting treatment!!!

Apologies if this has been covered, I'm a newbie
Hi Iain the closest private clinics I know of are Professor Johannes Thome at Swansea and Dr Saroj Soni at the Priory in Altrincham ,, both have been recommended ,

http://johannesthome.com/

http://aadduk.proboards85.com/index....lay&thread=313

http://www.priorygroup.com/consultan....asp?conid=430

http://aadduk.proboards85.com/index....lay&thread=173

In the the end I went to LANC because they indicate on their website that they are very aware of Inattentive ADHD .

http://www.lanc.uk.com/
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Talking Re: Adult and Child ADHD Assessment Centres in UK

Thanks can'tregister, I appreciate your help.

I'm waiting to hear back from LANC and am hoping to speak to Dr. Theodore Soutzos tomorrow.

London is probably as easy to get to as Swansea and whilst there I can go "impulse" shopping

BTW can I expect an assessment from 1 hour consultation? What does the assessment entail?
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Re: Adult and Child ADHD Assessment Centres in UK

With psychiatrists a 1 hour consultation probably involves a discussion of your symptoms as a child and currently , if your an obvious hyperactive type that may be all thats required for a diagnosis but if its more complcated because of comorbid conditions or your an Inattentive then further psychological testing may be involved .

LANC do testing as a matter of course which is why they are fairly expensive as well as charging out a London rates unlike the Swansea and Altrincham clinics .Dr Kewley mentioned that they had 1600 adults on their books as well as many children so they are very experienced .

There's a lot of info on both these boards and the aadduk one about the various private doctors in the UK to help you choose if you can manage to hyperfocus on the subject .

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Re: Adult and Child ADHD Assessment Centres in UK

Private Psychologist assessment centres inc. ADHD (no referral needed):

Not far from south London/Croydon, in Sanderstead.
http://www.spacetolearnonline.co.uk/assessment.html

Not far from south London, in Reigate. (Children only?)
http://www.georgecrowther.co.uk/

If they can't prescribe, then maybe they can convince a GP too.

There must be more out there.
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Re: Adult and Child ADHD Assessment Centres in UK

Hey guys just wanted to ask, I am just a bit confused with some of the abbreviation on the OP.

What does NHS/Private mean? Does it mean the doctor does both NHS and Private practice and if NHS practice is it only for the local area of their health establishment? I live in Stoke-on-Trent is there a way I could get referred to a Psychiatrist in Birmingham? My GP said something about funds for their area being too short and that if I was lucky enough someone in the local hospital might take interest in my story and help me- but that's not much use if the psychiatrist does not know enough about ADD. Also, what about the cost of going private, how much should I expect to pay- and would I be expected to pay the full amount right there and then?

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Re: Adult and Child ADHD Assessment Centres in UK

Dr Kewley is really good. I totally recommend his clinic.
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Re: Adult and Child ADHD Assessment Centres in UK

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Hi, I'm just back from seeing the Psychiatrist who believes, as I do, that I have AD/HD. Apparantly I now have to wait @ 3 months, due to application for funding etc, before being referred to a specialist for assessment and treatment. This is not acceptable to me given how this condition effects my daily life.

I was advised to speak to Dr. Philip Asherson which I did, a few moments ago. Very friendly and helpful but doesn't do private work. I have to be lucky, and patient (not likely) enough to get referred to him. He recommended Dr Robert Schapira, at the Priory. Dr. Schapira is more elusive than Lord Lucan. Got his address, no number, directory enquiries, no number. Ring the Priory, through to a dozen departments, no one has heard of him. Is this all part of the test, I'm asking myself?

All I want is to see someone who specialises in the condition which has ruined my entire life. Hopefully they can then administer the correct treatment. Foolishly I live in Shropshire where no such expertise exists.

Will someone please please explain who, where and how much. Does anyone one know where I can find Dr. Schapira (probably off riding Shegar with Glen Miller), who must be worth pursuing given the recommendation from Dr. Asherson.

Oh how I long for the initial prognosis of Bipolar to have been right. The complexities of living with AD/HD seem nothing in comparison to getting treatment!!!

Apologies if this has been covered, I'm a newbie

Robert schapira works in harley street and a hospital in hertfordshire. the london medical centre in harley street is 0207 935 0023. He is definately worthy of the recommendation from prof A. Go see dr robert if you can...
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Re: Adult and Child ADHD Assessment Centres in UK

Some useful info here!

When I got diagnosed with Asperger's, I just got referred from my GP to CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services) in Redhill cos it's my nearest one. Now I'm 18 I'm going to Shaws Corner in Reigate for my ADHD assessment. None of those places are proper ADHD clinics, didn't even know they existed tbh
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Re: Adult and Child ADHD Assessment Centres in UK

Hi i,m from the south west of england and am having a nightmare trying to get a diagnosis.The psychiatrist still thinks adhd is a child's disorder!And he is a proper -swear word-!
The doctors don't have a clue either......i,m getting refered to a psychologist now after wasting 3-4 months with these people!I don't think i can handle it if this person turns out to be like the rest.......it's like they are playing catch or hot potatoe with me!
It can not be that hard !!!!They just have to refer me to someone who can comfirm it or not-I don't care about that bit as long as i know it is going to happen!
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Re: Adult and Child ADHD Assessment Centres in UK

Im making the assumption that a lot of people in the UK are not happy with the standard of intervention provided on the NHS. It also seems that the standard of intervention varies dramatically based on region and psychiatrists own specialist interest.
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Re: Adult and Child ADHD Assessment Centres in UK

In my city the NHS adult ADHD clinic runs one afternoon a week. And before that - millions of staff saying 'it's a choice' or 'you can't have adhd cos ...'.

But now I'm seeing the right doctor I'm on the right meds - it takes a time but keep trying.
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