‘How can anybody afford this?’: Your stories of the patients battling for an ADHD diagnosis

Patients are facing upfront costs of $1500 or more to see a psychiatrist, GPs report.

For weeks AusDoc has been collecting GPs’ stories of battling to secure ADHD diagnosis for their patients.

It began with GP Dr Andrew Leech speaking of his frustration with the WA system, which essentially bars GPs from making formal diagnoses of ADHD or initiating stimulant treatment.