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Adult ADHD Assessment(6 Posts)
Posting as previous threads were really helpful for me in terms of figuring out whether to get assessed, go private, etc.
Basically, I called Psychiatry UK ready to part with the cash for private assessment/treatment 2.5 weeks ago. The person I spoke to said that the process had changed for Right to Choose (NHS) referrals that very day and I should get referred by my GP because I wouldn't have to wait long for an assessment.
I have now completed the diagnostic forms and have my assessment booked for mid October - with my choice of psychiatrist (working through P-UK). End-to-end, that's less than one month!
Naturally, I can't comment on the assessment or anything beyond that yet but I've been having an extra hard time recently and this has been such a positive thing.
So positive to hear! Yes its amazing about Right to Choose and the waiting time, and you don't have to pay ££.
It’s really great! I was lucky to call when I did!
Previously, Right to Choose took a long time with P-UK because of their payment terms/process (with the NHS). I guess that’s why so many on here paid for an assessment through them.
Thank you for sharing this.
I'm interested but not sure what I'd get from an official diagnosis.
For me it was self acceptance. Also access to meds. I don't take them often only when my ADHD gets unmanageable which is certain times of the month when they are a godsend.
Updating to say that I had my assessment today. Psychiatrist was great, whole thing lasted just under an hour, and I am now formally diagnosed with ADHD.
We settled on a medication to try first (Elvanse) and I will now be referred to the nurse who will start the titration process. Apparently it'll be around a week until I hear back. I also need to get a BP monitor because Elvanse is a stimulant. I will see the psychiatrist again once we get the medication right and I think she said I'll be passed over to my GP at that point.
I feel really hopeful for the first time in ages. Really impressed with Psychiatry-UK.
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