Child & teen ADHD diagnosis and treatment helps your child cope and your family move forward 

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Last updated Sep 11, 2021 by Dr. Sheri Jacobson Dr. Sheri Jacobson

Child & Teen ADHD Assessments at Harley Therapy™ London

Suspect your child or teenager has an attention deficit? 

All kids, and certainly teens, can at times be restless and distracted. With ADHD, your child will suffer more with such behaviours than their peers, and it will affect their ability to cope. 

ADHD symptoms in children

Some children will have inattention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity, the three classic symptoms of ADHD.  Others are mostly just hyperactive/impulsive.

And it's now understood that still others present as just inattentive. A dreamy child always staring out the window can be as much a potential candidate as the child constantly disrupting the classroom. This has led to more girls with ADHD having their struggles recognised and diagnosed.

ADHD symptoms in teens can also mean being 'checked out' over hyperactive. 

How to get an ADHD diagnosis for your child or teen

Child ADHD diagnosis in the UK is a very thorough assessment. A team of healthcare professionals will evaluate your child's medical, developmental, and psychological history, and his or her current behaviours and symptoms.

For your child, this can include a physical exam, then being interviewed, observed, and tested. For you and other family members, this can include interviews, and teachers can be asked to fill out reports. 

For more information on exactly how an ADHD diagnosis for your child and teen works here at Harley Therapy™ London please see our specialist ADHD clinic

Recommended treatment

A multidisciplinary treatment plan can include therapy sessions, extra help at school, and support for you as the parents of an ADHD or ADD child. 

Medication is only offered in serious cases and should be combined with psychological treatments and support. 

How an ADD test can help your family

An assessment can identify or rule out ADHD, as well as spot any other issues, like anxiety disorder, conduct disorder, learning differences, and developmental disorders, including autism. 

The benefits of a child and teen ADHD assessment include: 

  • understanding your child and his or her behaviour 
  • recognising and building on your child’s strengths 
  • optimising your home environment to ease symptoms 
  • learning parenting strategies that help you cope 
  • helping your child with social skills, self-control, and problem-solving
  • accessing support and services to make things easier for your family. 

ADHD testing in London - the Harley Therapy™ approach

We recognise that having your child assessed can be an emotional time. At Harley Therapy you can relax in knowing you are in the best of hands. Specialists Dr Kristy Fenton and  Dr Meenal Sohani have years of experience in providing teen and child ADHD diagnosis and treatment.

Find out how we can help you 

Ready to find ways to help your child and your family?  And prefer to have a private child psychiatrist carry out testing and observation, so they work directly for you, instead of a school board?

Call us now or book online to make a confidential appointment for an private child ADHD assessment in London Bridge, City of London, or our main offices on Harley Street.

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