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Ask Jigsaw: How would I be tested for ADHD?

Ask Jigsaw: How would I be tested for ADHD?

Friday, 22 January 2021

 How would I be tested for ADHD without going to a doctor? Where would you recommend going?

-Caitlin

Hi Caitlin,

Thank you for reaching out today. Unfortunately, there is no way to get a diagnosis for ADHD without going to see your GP and/or a specialist. This is because mental health conditions such as ADHD are complex. It takes time and training to assess each person’s individual symptoms and experience.

 

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John
Jigsaw Clinician
For many mental health issues reaching out and connecting with others can be really helpful. You can talk through what’s going on and get some ideas for different ways to manage things.

Getting support

In saying that, it can be helpful to think about how things would be different if you had a diagnosis? Are there additional supports you might want to access? Could you access them now without a diagnosis?  For many mental health issues reaching out and connecting with others can be really helpful. You can talk through what’s going on and get some ideas for different ways to manage things.

There are many support options available that do not require you to have a diagnosis. Here are some services if you are under 18 and these are if you are over 18.

Whether you receive a diagnosis or not, it’s important to remember that you deserve to feel supported and happy.

Take care,

John

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