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Women and ADHD: How menopause can affect women with ADHD

By |2023-01-27T12:41:41+00:00October 17th, 2022|ADHD, Menopause|

One of the persistent and unhelpful myths around ADHD is that it is a disorder of young males. There are clear differences in the rates of diagnosis of ADHD between males and females in childhood, with as many as nine ...read more

The overlap between dyspraxia, dyslexia and ADHD

By |2023-01-09T15:23:57+00:00October 3rd, 2022|ADHD|

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD for short, is a disorder in which the brain develops differently. This leads to issues with attention and/or hyperactivity and impulsiveness. Alongside these ‘core’ symptoms of ADHD exist a range of co-existing conditions which ...read more

What is ADHD?

By |2022-09-30T13:08:13+01:00October 1st, 2022|ADHD|

Today marks the beginning of ADHD Awareness Month .. but what actually is ADHD? Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD for short, is a lifelong neurodevelopmental disorder in which the brain grows and works differently. The core symptoms of ADHD include ...read more

The crux of ADHD

By |2022-08-29T15:44:45+01:00November 16th, 2021|ADHD|

The Oxford English Dictionary describes a ‘crux’ as ‘a particular point of difficulty’.1   An ‘ADHD Crux’ can also be described as the tipping point: the stage, juncture or instance when a realisation that ADHD may be responsible for difficulties and ...read more

My child is home-schooled – can I still get an ADHD assessment?

By |2021-07-27T14:00:45+01:00July 27th, 2021|ADHD, Child & Adolescent|

This is a query that I've received quite frequently – in short, the answer is Yes of course! All assessments undertaken at Psychiatry UK comply with the NICE guidelines on the assessment of ADHD in Children & Adolescents (ref NICE ...read more

Titration: What is it and how does it work?

By |2023-02-01T14:49:18+00:00July 6th, 2021|ADHD, Adult Psychiatry|

  During your assessment with the Consultant, you may discuss whether medication would be appropriate to help you manage your ADHD symptoms. If you decide that you might find this beneficial, you will be referred to our Titration Team. Titration ...read more

9 Myths, rumours and FAQs about Psychiatry-UK LLP

By |2022-06-07T16:17:25+01:00March 23rd, 2021|ADHD, Stories|

Hi all, it's been an interesting week. We're dealing with an unprecedented number of referrals which are causing delays and questions to be asked. It's also meaning our admin teams and nursing teams are working to incredible standards and we ...read more

ADHD in girls and women

By |2022-06-07T16:16:48+01:00May 26th, 2020|ADHD, Adult Psychiatry|

How does the clinical picture of ADHD differ in males and females? Dr Johnson Consultant Psychiatrist in Neurodevelopmental disorders goes through how to recognise the symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in girls and women. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder ...read more

Is ADHD bad for your health?

By |2021-03-23T12:43:07+00:00February 3rd, 2020|ADHD, Adult Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent|

People with ADHD (Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder) are often creative, charismatic and ambitious. Many, however, seek help due to struggles in education, work, finances or relationships. People with ADHD can struggle in other aspects of life too. For instance, it ...read more

There is much more to ADHD than ADHD!

By |2021-03-25T12:35:21+00:00May 15th, 2019|ADHD, Adult Psychiatry|

The 7th World Congress on ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) was held 25 - 28 April 2019 in Lisbon. It is an international conference attended by psychiatrists, specialist, researchers and service users (i.e. patients, partners/family members, carers) from all over ...read more

Patient story: ‘My ADHD life – before and after diagnosis’

By |2021-03-29T12:40:29+01:00September 29th, 2017|ADHD|

On Monday the first of August 1977, between six and seven in the morning, I popped out into the world. I was a month early. This, it turns out, was one of the few times I’ve ever been early for ...read more

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