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PE01402: A strategy and policy for diagnosing and treating adult ADHD in Scotland


Petitioner: Richard Jones on behalf of Addressing the Balance


Date Lodged: 15 September 2011

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to develop and instigate a strategy and policy for diagnosis and treatment for adult ADHD. For the estimated 60,000 adults with undiagnosed and untreated ADHD in Scotland, the adverse impact on their lives as a result of the condition and the huge and unnecessary costs to society is untenable.

Petition History:


4 October 2011: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government and Lothian Adult ADHD Service seeking responses to points raised in the petition and during the discussion. Link to Official Report 4 October 2011 (472KB pdf) 

13 December 2011: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government and NHS boards. Link to Official Report 13 December 2011 (470KB pdf)

6 March 2012: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government. Link to Official Report 6 March 2012 (285KB pdf)

15 May 2012: The Committee agreed to await the publication of the Scottish Government’s Mental Health Strategy and consider the petition again in light of that. Link to Official Report 15 May 2012 (378KB pdf)

13 November 2012: The Committee agreed to close the petition under Rule 15.7 on the grounds that the Scottish Government’s mental health strategy has now been published, and that a commitment has been given to develop appropriate specialist capability. Link to Official Report 13 November 2012 (438KB pdf)

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