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The Attention Deficit Hyperactivity (ADHD) Pathway (CAMHS)

The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) provide an assessment service to see whether a young person may or may not have Attention Deficit, Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

In the (ADHD) pathway clinic, we routinely assess children young people referred to the pathway to help assess whether they may have ADHD or not. The conditions that we seek to serve includes: Young people referred to the pathway in general fall into one or more of the following main areas psychological conditions where complex neuro-developmental or neuro-psychiatric factors appear to be playing a part. During assessment, we also seek to establish other emerging or coexisting difficulties or mental health issues and refer for specialist assessment where necessary. As part of ADHD assessment, we also assess for Oppositional Defiance Disorder (ODD) as it often co-exists with ADHD and sometimes may better account for a child’s challenging behaviour than ADHD. ODD refers to behaviours such as anger and aggression and defiance of adult authority.

The team:

The ADHD pathway team is made up of:

  • ADHD Advanced mental health professionals
  • Psychiatrists
  • Assistant Clinical Psychologist

What is ADHD?

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a medical condition. It can cause young people to have more difficulty concentrating than other people in their age group. It can also cause restlessness, over activity and impulsive behaviour, which means doing things without thinking about it. Compared to their friends who may be doing well at school and home, a young person with ADHD will have more problems with learning and their behaviour. Some are very bright, but with these problems it can mean that they underachieve at school which can put pressure on them.

What types of treatment do you offer?

The main job of the ADHD Pathway is to provide medication intervention. Therapeutic and behaviour management support can be accessed within each locality.

We currently run clinics from five localities:

  • Maidenhead
  • Slough
  • Wokingham
  • Reading
  • Newbury

Please see the ADHD Pathway information on the Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust website below.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Common Point of Entry
Telephone
0300 365 0300
E-mail
Bks-tr.referralhub@nhs.net
Website
Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust website

Other details

Age Range
up to the age of 18
Related Links
CAMHS

Local Offer

Local Offer Age Bands
5-11, 11-16, Preparing for Adulthood
SEN Provision Type
Specialist
Last Updated
23/07/2016

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