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How can you find out if you have adhd as an adult?

Kaykay12 Community member Posts: 1 Listener
edited May 2023 in Autism and neurodiversity
hi my name is Kayleigh and I'm 33 with signs of ADHD but my doctor wont give me an assessment. I've asked so many times for it to be done but he isn't listening to me. I feel like I'm going insane with it. I want to know why I'm like this 


  • Hannah_Scope
    Hannah_Scope Posts: 7,270 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @Kaykay12

    Welcome to the community! :)

    I'm so sorry you are not getting anywhere with your doctor. Can I ask, does your GP Practice have other doctors under it that you could go see for a second opinion? 
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  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,979 Disability Gamechanger
    edited May 2023
    Hey @kaykay12. Do you have interactions with any other professionals at the moment - such as a psychiatrist? You can also access private assessments for ADHD - which many do, due to the waiting times on the NHS even once accepted. However, I hear this is quite a costly route, unfortunately  :)
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