What does a Right To Choose adult ADHD assessment look like?

March 15, 2024
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Pursuing a diagnosis for ADHD can be a validating experience, but the thought of navigating the assessment process might feel overwhelming. In this article, we explain the ProblemShared ADHD assessment process in detail, and provide you with some tips for getting prepared.

What to expect during your ADHD assessment with ProblemShared

After being referred to our service by your GP, getting an ADHD assessment with ProblemShared is simple. Here are the steps you can expect to take on your assessment journey:

  1. Pre-Assessment Questionnaires

You will receive an email confirming that your referral to our service has been accepted, and asking you to complete some pre-assessment forms.  

To be completed by you:

  • A Weiss Functional Impairment Rating Scale (WFIRS-S)
  • A self-report questionnaire
  • A physical health questionnaire

To be completed by your informant:  

  • Informant Questionnaire

Please note that you need to download the Informant Questionnaire from your client dashboard and send it to your informant to complete. When they are finished, they can send it back to you to re-upload onto your client dashboard with the rest of your pre-assessment forms.

An informant is someone who has known you since early childhood, like a parent or carer.

  1. Assessment date given

Once both your pre-assessment questionnaire and informant questionnaire have been completed and returned to us, you will receive another email with the date and time of your ADHD assessment.

  1. Assessment occurs

Your assessment will take place via our secure video conferencing platform and will last up to 2 hours. We aim to give you the outcome of your ADHD assessment on the same day.

  1. Report

A full report of your ADHD assessment will be sent to you via email within 4 weeks.

How to prepare for your ADHD assessment with ProblemShared

Seeking a formal assessment can be a daunting process. However, ensuring you are well-prepared for your ADHD assessment can help ease some of the anxiety surrounding it.

Here are some tips on how to best prepare for your assessment with ProblemShared:

1. Do some research. Before embarking on an ADHD assessment journey, you could take some time to familiarise yourself with the common traits and behaviours associated with ADHD, to gain a better understanding of the condition.

2. Gather relevant information. Before your assessment, you could gather any previous evaluations or reports related to your symptoms or academic performance to support your assessment. This isn’t crucial, but it could provide valuable insights for our clinical team.

3. Keep a symptom log. Track the way that your ADHD shows up in your daily life leading up to the assessment, noting its intensity and impact. This record will give our clinicians a clearer picture of your experiences.

4. Prepare some questions. Write down any questions or concerns you have about ADHD or the assessment process beforehand so that you can ask your clinician when the time comes.

5. Be open and honest. During the assessment, be candid about your experiences without second-guessing yourself or trying to present yourself in a certain way - this will help to ensure an accurate diagnosis. Remember that it’s not a test – you can’t “fail”.  

Ongoing care and support for clients who are diagnosed with ADHD

If you receive an ADHD diagnosis following your assessment with us, we offer a range of ongoing support options to our clients. We can prescribe ADHD medication where appropriate, and provide psychoeducation workshops where you can learn more about your diagnosis with our team of expert clinicians.  

In the meantime, if you have any questions about Right to Choose, referral, or the assessment process in general, you can head to the Resources section of our website, or explore our FAQs.

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