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New adult ADHD clinic approved


Hackney and City integrated commissioning board has given the green light for a new service for adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

The £65,000-a year-clinic will offer assessment, diagnosis and treatment to the growing number of adults who have ADHD.

The new clinic was approved as part of a £305,476 raft of investment in local mental health services.

The report to the February integrated commissioning board said: ‘City and Hackney already provides a children and young people's (CYP) service but has no counterpart for adults.

‘Whilst ADHD often emerges in childhood, symptoms often persist into adulthood. Funding would therefore support the transition from CYP into adult services as well as newly diagnosed adult cases,’ it said.

The integrated commissioning board also approved extra funds for the children and young people’s eating disorders clinic, shared cared plans for people with dementia and street triage for people with mental health needs.

Read more about ADHD in children and adults on NHS Choices.


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