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Ambermu

331d

I have never had a test for this went to my doctor's they said it could take 4 years to get the test done for ADHD

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    • katitomato

      295d

      I was diagnosed as a child, but that took maybe a couple of months to get everything needed for a diagnosis. It was also a diagnosis from a family doc and not a psych so I'm not sure if that makes a difference. 4 years sounds way too long, whether that's the norm for adult diagnoses or not

    • katitomato

      295d

      I was diagnosed as a child, but that took maybe a couple of months to get everything needed for a diagnosis. It was also a diagnosis from a family doc and not a psych so I'm not sure if that makes a difference. 4 years sounds way too long, whether that's the norm for adult diagnoses or not

    • Deckacards

      295d

      Where is this?

    • Atheris

      295d

      Woah! I know that the waiting time is long because there are so many people on the list. I even flew out of state to get my autism diagnosis.

    • Sawdust_n_leaves

      330d

      I went to a talk by an NHS ADHD psychiatrist and she said to get on the waiting list whatever the doctor says, then think about paying for private if you have the money. But I did see an article about some private doctors diagnosing people really quickly without the proper deep checks, so it's hard to know. I've been putting getting on the waiting list for years and I could have probably had an appointment already, so keep on pursuing it!

    • Kingswife

      331d

      Mine took 2 sessions of 1-2 hours each for a full adhd assessment

    • moonbeammountain

      331d

      theres a chance the waiting list is that long in your area, but i dont think the testing process itself would take that long. i did mine in a matter of a few months, from memory, but australias healthcare system is better than, say, the us (or even the uk honestly)

    • Fantasyland

      331d

      Varies depending on where you are. You may have a right to choose clinic nearby with shorter waiting times (Google NHS right to choose ADHD)

    • Ambermu

      331d

      How long do you think it takes

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One user mentioned that it took them about 6 months to be referred to an adult clinic for ADHD diagnosis through their NHS GP. However, waiting times can vary depending on the location and availability of specialists.

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