Adults in Northern Ireland seeking assessment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are being forced to go private because of a dire lack of referral services in some areas, a charity has said.
Some health trusts have not been able to accept new referrals for adult assessment and diagnosis.
ADHD charities said a lack of services or even waiting lists has forced many people to pay for a private diagnosis.
The charity's chief executive Sarah Salters added that some people who do get a private diagnosis cannot then get medication from their GP through the NHS.
The Department of Health said officials "are considering longer-term arrangements" for ADHD services, with future decisions "likely to be subject to ministerial approval and availability of funding".
Source: BBC News, 2 April 2023
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