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Reflections on developing an ADHD assessment service

  • N. Farrelly (a1)

Clinicians in adult mental health services are coming under increasing pressure to respond to requests for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder assessment and management both from those who are to no longer eligible for treatment in the Child and Adolescent services and those seeking a new assessment. The challenges in responding to such requests are discussed in this reflection.

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*Address for correspondence: Dr N. Farrelly, Consultant Psychiatrist, College Health Service, Trinity College Dublin, House 47, Dublin 2, Ireland. (Email:
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Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine
  • ISSN: 0790-9667
  • EISSN: 2051-6967
  • URL: /core/journals/irish-journal-of-psychological-medicine
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