Adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Clinic

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental condition characterised by symptoms of inattention, impulsivity and hyperactivity. For a diagnosis, the difficulties associated with ADHD must interfere significantly with an individual's functioning. As a result, ADHD is linked to a variety of difficulties related to academic performance, employment and interpersonal relationships. Additional mental health problems and substance misuse can also be common and require additional support.


The condition develops in childhood but the majority continue to have ADHD as adults. Around 2.5% of the general adult population have ADHD. In childhood more boys than girls are diagnosed with ADHD, whereas in adulthood this tends to be more balanced.


Accessing our service

The Adult ADHD Clinic is accessed via secondary mental health care services within the Trust. We are unable to accept GP or self-referrals and cannot accept referrals from outside Nottinghamshire.


The clinic offers diagnostic assessment, consultation regarding treatment options, and short term psychological support.

Service opening hours

9am till 5pm, two Thursdays per calendar month.

Lead clinician

Professor Chris Hollis, Consultant Psychiatrist 


Contact us

Adult ADHD Clinic

Developmental Neuropsychiatry

E Floor, South Block

Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham


Tel: 0115 823 0269



We work in partnership with the Nottingham Recovery College to offer a course for adults with, or suspected of having ADHD, called ‘Living well with Adult ADHD’. For further information visit the Nottingham Recovery College or call 0115 956 0827.

We have also developed an Adult ADHD leafletMaking Sense of Adult ADHD booklet and a Making Sense of Adult ADHD film.