It aims to improve the diagnosis of ADHD as well as the quality of care and support for people with ADHD.
In February 2016, recommendations about dietary advice were updated.
If you are seen for the first time as an adult, you would also be assessed by a psychiatrist as part of a local mental health team.
The recommendations in this guideline represent the view of NICE, arrived at after careful consideration of the evidence available.
When exercising their judgement, professionals and practitioners are expected to take this guideline fully into account, alongside the individual needs, preferences and values of their patients or the people using their service.
There has been little research done into the drug treatments for adults with ADHD, so there are very few medications licensed for this. (2007) Evidence-based guidelines for management of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in adolescents in transition to adult services and in adults: recommendation from the British Association for Psychopharmacology. This leaflet was originally produced by Dr Helen Crimlisk for the Sheffield Health and Social Care Trust and edited by the Royal College of Psychiatrists' Public Education Editorial Board. This leaflet may be downloaded, printed out, photocopied and distributed free of charge as long as the Royal College of Psychiatrists is properly credited and no profit gained from its use.
Your psychiatrist can still prescribe these medications, but will need to make it clear that the prescription is 'off license'. Find out more about ADHD There are lots of things to read about ADHD in books and on the internet and also support groups where you can find out more (see below). Discuss your problems with people around you Your friends, family, teachers or workmates know you well. Think about the things in your life that seem to help – or to make it worse. Doing things which help you Crimlisk H (2011) Developing integrated mental health services for adults with ADHD. Moncrieff J, Timimi S (2010) Is ADHD a valid diagnosis in adults? Series editor: Dr Philip Timms Expert review: Dr Helen Crimlisk © February 2015. Permission to reproduce it in any other way must be obtained from [email protected]
It also seems to be more common if your mother had problems in pregnancy and birth.
These include exposure to drugs or medications in pregnancy, low weight at birth, brain infections, exposure to poisons and some forms of stress to the mother.There is also evidence of differences in brain structure, but environmental factors in your life can also make you more likely to develop the disorder.You can talk over the options with your psychiatrist.Many of us have at least some of these problems, but do not have the diagnosis.To have the diagnosis of ADHD, these problems must be bad enough to interfere with how you get on with other people or with how you perform at work or school.Remember, you are not alone and here you will find what living with ADHD looks like by understanding what ADHD is, what its symptoms are, and how it is diagnosed.