The cost of an appointment depends on the type of appointment required:
If you are uncertain about which appointment is right for you please email at email@example.com or ring 07305963230
Standard assessment: £300.00
A standard assessment will take up to 1 ½ hours. Dr Mason will take a psychiatric and developmental history. You will have an opportunity to raise any questions you have about ADHD and any concerns about your mental health. To improve the reliability of the assessment it would be helpful to bring somebody who knows you well to the assessment, especially if they can remember you as a child. It is also helpful to bring any old school reports that you may have. If a diagnosis of ADHD and / or other mental health problems are made an intervention plan will be discussed and treatment offered.
For people who already have a diagnosis of ADHD and need to restart or continue treatment a shorter assessment of up to 1 hour may be all that is required. To be able to offer a shorter assessment Dr Mason will need information about your previous treatment. This may require quite a bit of work on your part to collect this information and it would be really useful for Dr Mason to have access to this prior to your appointment. It will be helpful to have somebody that knows you well with you at the assessment as you may not be aware of all your symptoms. The diagnosis of ADHD and / or other mental health problems, if present, will be discussed and a treatment plan offered.
A reassessment is also suitable for those who have had a full screening assessment with the ADHD Foundation.
A follow-up appointment will take up to half an hour and is needed to assess the effects of treatment and adjust the dose of medication to ensure that you get the most benefit from your treatment. It is not possible to predict how many follow-up appointments will be needed to optimise ADHD treatment but where treatment is straightforward it usually less than four appointments. Where your GP issues prescriptions and you remain under the care of Dr Peter Mason ADHD & Psychiatry Services Limited an annual follow-up is required to be compliant with NICE Guidelines. Without follow-up from a specialist service it is unlikely that your GP will continue to issue prescriptions. Where Dr Mason issues prescription a 6 monthly follow-up appointment is required.
Assessment plus: £500.00
An assessment plus will take up to 2 ½ hours and consists of the standard assessment plus the use of a semi-structured interview (DIVA or ACE+). These assessments are necessary for certain groups of people such as athletes who need approval (Therapeutic Use Exemption: TUE) to use a prohibited substance for the purpose of the UK Anti-doping regulations. An informant (somebody who knew you as a child) is essential for these assessments.