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Birmingham and Solihull Mental health NHS Foundation Trust
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Service for the diagnosis and management of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

We provide a clinical pathway for service users aged 16-25 in Solihull with ADHD who have passed the upper age limit for children’s services and still require management of their ADHD.

We provide a clinical pathway for appropriate referral, diagnosis and management of 16 to 25-year-olds who have never been diagnosed with ADHD and have a clinical presentation suggestive of lifelong undiagnosed and hence untreated problems (within activity constraints).

We are developing a high-quality service for the diagnosis and management of ADHD in 16 – 25 year olds that can support the development of clinical skills within adult mental health and primary care services, so in the longer term adults with ADHD can be readily diagnosed and appropriately treated.

To use our services service users are:

• 16 to 25 years old and based in Solihull.

• Either a previous diagnosis of ADHD with current treatment needs or presenting with symptoms suggesting diagnosis of ADHD requiring treatment if appropriate.

• People with complex mental health needs where ADHD as a component of their difficulties can be referred for expert assessment and advice on the management of ADHD but not for the overall management of the case.




Psychological, educational, occupational and social supports and interventions will be available as required from a team using a model of brief, time limited intervention to address specific problems as they arise throughout the service users involvement with the service.


Young people can be referred to service for the diagnosis and management of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder via:


  • General practitioners in primary care

  • general adult psychiatric services

  • child and adolescent mental health services

  • prison discharge co-ordinators

  • drugs workers

  • probation officers