About the Hampshire ADHD Service

What is ADHD?

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a condition that has various behavioural symptoms including inattentiveness, hyperactivity and impulsiveness.

The service

The Hampshire ADHD Service provides our well established model of diagnosis and support for adults with ADHD.

Once a referral has been made you will receive an appointment letter along with several tests that you will need to complete - the Adult Connors and Weiss. During your assessment you will also complete a DIVA 2.0 and QB test.

  • Adult Connors: This test asks you to rate your behaviour. This helps clinicians to assess what type of behaviour you’re experiencing
  • Weiss: These questions help to assess your symptoms, and to what extent your behavioural and / or emotional problems have impacted your life
  • DIVA 2.0: Examples based on everyday life, including work and education; relationships and family; social contacts; free time and hobbies; and self-confidence and self-image are provided to assess whether you are experiencing the core symptoms of ADHD
  • QB test: This assesses the presence of the core symptoms of ADHD, including hyperactivity, inattention and impulsivity.

A Specialist Practitioner will carry out a face to face assessment with you which they will discuss with the consultant. Within four weeks of your assessment a follow up meeting will be arranged to explain the diagnosis and discuss your options. The available support will also be explained to you.

If your diagnosis is clear, treatment options will be agreed and a detailed diagnosis report produced. If a treatment option such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is decided, a referral to the appropriate service, such as IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies), will be made and the person who referred you will be informed.

If medication is prescribed, regular follow up meetings will be arranged to assess your progress and to stabilise the dosage before discharging you back to your GP.

For a complex or unclear diagnosis, discussions with the consultant will take place and further investigations will be carried out. The consultant will lead on the decisions concerning medication and other treatments.