The Sloane Court Clinic
11 Sloane Court West
London SW3 4TD
+44 (0)20 7730 5945
+44 (0)20 7730 5945
+44 (0)20 7730 9871
Our opening times are:
- Mon–Thu: 9am to 7pm
- Friday: 9am to 6pm
- Saturdays: Morning only.
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What does this document contain?
This document is for people who have been given a diagnosis of ADHD, or have requested information about ADHD. We hope that it will provide some useful information about ADHD and help you to understand what can be done to treat it.
We recommend that you read it over a few times as we often find that people have difficulty taking in and remembering information after being given any diagnosis. That is why we have produced this information.
If you have any questions after reading it, please do feel free to raise them in your next session with your psychiatrist or psychologist, if you are seeing one.
What is ADHD?
ADHD is what doctors describe as a developmental disorder, which means that it is a problem that is present from childhood. The term developmental disorder does not indicate the cause of the problem, and often with problems that begin in childhood it is very difficult or impossible to know what caused them to happen.
There may be a genetic component (i.e. you inherited it from parents) or there may be other reasons, such as damage to the brain in early life.
This document has been prepared by Dr Patricia Carlin of
The Sloane Court Clinic for general information purposes.
Adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity
Disorder (ADD/ADHD) Clinic
The Sloane Court Clinic has psychiatrists and clinical psychologists with particular experience and expertise in the assessment and treatment of adult individuals with attention deficit disorder (ADD) or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). We routinely conduct assessments and manage the treatment of ADHD.
The clinic offers a comprehensive diagnostic service and offers treatment for inattention, impulsivity and hyperactivity as well as problems with organization and planning where there is significant functional impairment. In adults these symptoms frequently overlap with other disorders including anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, low self esteem, relationship difficulties, substance misuse, bipolar disorder and personality or behavioural disorders; these can be evaluated if present. Educational and/or occupational problems are common. We also offer consultation and psycho-education about the diagnosis for the individual and/or their family and combined medical and psychological treatment of primary and secondary symptoms as recommended in the NICE guidelines.
Types of problem managed:
Inattention | impulsivity | hyperactivity | occupational or educational underachievement due to significant attentional difficulties | behavioural problems due to ADHD | medication ineffectiveness or side-effects | ongoing prescribing for overseas patients living or studying in the UK | concerns of families or carers | relationship difficulties | low self esteem | emotional problems | procrastination.
The ADHD Clinic services:
Assessment and diagnosis – a comprehensive assessment based on structured interviewing, rating scales and observational data | neuropsychological assessment | psychological interventions | guidance on medication management | advice on behavioural adjustment | psycho-education about ADHD | advice on psychological management methods | advice on medication side-effects | delineation of ADHD from other causes of inattention, hyperactivity, and/or impulsivity | advice and treatment of associated risk behaviour | advice to general consultants or GP’s on ongoing treatment of ADHD | advice to spouses, parents and carers | second opinions.
Treatment – Medical management | monitoring of blood pressure and weight | psychological treatment for ADHD | psychological treatment for secondary symptoms such as emotional problems | treatment of conditions found to be simulating ADHD such as depression | implementation and maintenance of medication treatment.
The ADHD Clinic is led by Professor Marco Catani, consultant psychiatrist, in conjunction with Dr Maria Jalmbrant, clinical psychologist. Professor Catani is a specialist psychiatrist in ADHD and related conditions. He runs a national service for individuals with ADHD as part of his NHS work and leads a research team at the Institute of Psychiatry studying neurodevelopmental disorders.
Dr Jalmbrant runs a busy adult psychology service for Autism Spectrum Disorders and ADHD. She has extensive clinical experience in managing ADHD with psychological methods.
Contact and Appointments:
Referrals may be made by general practitioners, consultant psychiatrists, by letter, email, our Contact Form, or through the general Sloane Court Clinic phone numbers, requesting the “ADHD Clinic”. The Clinic is presently held on a Thursday.
Patients are requested to seek referral through their GP, or consultant.