Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a problem with behaviour which causes a rage of symptoms including inattentiveness (problems with concentrating), hyperactivity (being too active) and impulsiveness (difficulty staying focused).
ADHD is estimated to affect 5% of individuals worldwide. It is often diagnosed in childhood, but in some cases is not recognised until adulthood.
There are three recognised subtypes of ADHD:
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Treatment
A large proportion of treatment involves discussions with trained practitioners to learn skills to better manage problem behaviours. In addition, psychological treatment such as cognitive behavioural therapy or social skills training is recommended for older children or adults.
In addition, medication is often used to good effect. In the UK, methylphenidate or atomoxetine are usually the first line medications trialed by patients.
Medicinal cannabis can be considered when first line therapies have not achieved adequate symptom control.
If you are a patient or carer seeking an appointment to discuss treatment with medical cannabis, you can complete this form and we can assist you with this.
Eligible patients can provide us with their healthcare records or we can obtain these through your GP. This is to confirm that a patient’s condition has been fully assessed and all other treatment options have been attempted. We will ensure that the primary care provider receives all treatment communication to maintain the highest level of clinical governance.
We also accept referrals from healthcare professionals.
To refer a patient to us, please click here to fill and securely submit a referral form.