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The Effra Clinic

Experts in ADHD & Autism

About the Effra Clinic

We are the first boutique mental health clinic in London specialising in ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) with a life-span view. We comprise three friends, two Consultant Adult Psychiatrists and a Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist with a shared passion and specialism in ADHD and ASD. We have joined forces to provide excellence in mental health assessment and care for people affected by ADHD, autism and associated mental health problems.

The clinical team

We are 3 colleagues that met at the Maudsley Hospital (international centre of excellence in training, research and practice of psychiatry) and affiliated Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (IOPPN, King's College London). We discovered that we had a shared passion for the study and treatment of neurodevelopmental disorders (ADHD, autism, OCD and learning difficulties).

We are all established and experienced Consultant Psychiatrists with expertise in neurodevelopmental disorders and their associated mental health problems. We continue to be actively involved in research as well as the training of health professionals in the UK and internationally. Elena is an experienced Consultant subspecialising in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and enjoy working with families and schools. Susannah and Stefanos are general adult psychiatrists and together lead the adult ADHD services at the Maudsley Hospital. We share with each other and our colleagues the latest thinking in our research areas and clinical experience providing a breadth of opinion, fertility of ideas and innovations in mental health care.

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Why are we are called Effra?

The word "Effra" comes from the Proto-Germanic *ēþrō via Old English ǣðre, meaning 'runlet of water or stream'. This seemed an appropriate name for our clinic which specialises in life-long disorders that like a runlet of water is unique, ever-changing and shaped by time and environment. Aptly, the River Effra is also the underground River that flows beneath South London, the Maudsley Hospital and The Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, of significance to us not only as a symbol of excellence in Psychiatry and Psychology, but at a personal level as this is where we, the founders, met and continue to work.

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Our network of experts

We work with a network of handpicked professionals with a huge amount of expertise in child and adult neurodevelopmental disorders.