Project Description


Everyone’s brain is wired differently. People with ADHD have been extensively studied using specialized brain scans which show a reduced amount of certain brain hormones (notably dopamine and noradrenaline) to the front part of their brains which controls organization, concentration, impulsivity and certain memory functions. ADHD usually starts in childhood but can start later in life or not be picked up in childhood. It is becoming increasingly recognized in adults. At school, kids may struggle to complete work, make unnecessary mistakes, struggle to wait their turn, daydream, battle to sit still, lose belongings constantly and battle to organize things. Adults learn to manage behaviour and as a result, experience the ‘hyperactivity’ as ‘inner-restlessness’ which may make sitting down at a desk or watching a movie very hard. It becomes a struggle to focus on one thing, especially in a noisy environment. Completing tasks and organizing things is also difficult. Impulsive behaviour such as driving too fast, losing your temper, quitting jobs or leaving relationships without thinking of the consequences become common.

People may experience:

  • Difficulty concentrating, especially on tedious subjects

  • Being easily distracted

  • Hyperactivity or inner restlessness

  • Impulsivity (blurting out answers, driving too fast, rushing through tasks etc)

  • Disorganization and losing things frequently

Our Approach

Management includes a combination of medication and behavioural changes. For those with ADHD, medication can be life-changing. The medication class is known as ‘stimulants’ and the mechanism of action is the increase of dopamine and/ or noradrenaline (depending on what medication is given) to the frontal cortex and thus increasing focus, organization, alertness and reduced restlessness and hyperactivity. Behavioural changes include creating ways of structuring the day, techniques to remember things and a regular routine. I have extensive personal experience in this area in both childhood and adult ADHD, so I have a good understanding of the illness and management required.


Dr Comrie and her practice are delightful, kind, compassionate and loving.


I have been a patient of Dr Comrie since 2016 when she correctly diagnosed me (something my previous physiatrists hadn’t been able to do).  I see Dr Comrie on a monthly bases to manage my illness.  She is very caring and open to my input.  I have overcome so much since I started seeing her over two years ago. It’s pleasant visiting the practice.  Dr Comrie’s receptionist, Berri, is very upbeat and efficient and the practice is comfortable and clean. You can often spot squirrels from Dr Comrie’s consulting room 😉


Dr Comrie has been treating me as a psychological patient since 2011. From the age of 35, I had been seen by at least 12 different psychiatrists to no avail. Within a half an hour of seeing Laura she diagnosed me. Although there have been additional issues since then. Laura has stood by me through this and then made numerous attempts to involve my family in helping find solutions. Laura has always made me feel, we’ll get through this all be it one day at a time. Her staff have always been kind and helpful, a huge plus when receiving treatment that requires a lot of patience. Not only did or does Laura treat me psychiatrically, Laura goes the full hog to ensure all my medical needs are met and resolved. Even in my new marriage relationship, Laura has been the stalwart guiding us the way. I am grateful to have such a professional, caring, empathetic Psychiatrist to help me learn to live life on life’s terms. Laura you have saved my life and made life livable on many occasions. I am very appreciative of your ever special support and therapy. I don’t have the words to express how grateful and indebted I am.


I had my first consultation with Dr Laura Comrie in June 2017. I was referred to Dr Comrie by my specialist physician as I was suffering from depression and anxiety. Laura initially set about getting my medication correct for the symptoms I was experiencing. With time she has adjusted my medication to suit my changing circumstances and state of mind. From my first session, I found Laura to be a caring, empathetic, non-judgemental, warm, understanding and trustworthy support. I feel like I am in touch with myself again as Laura has helped me to reconnect with the real me. I now continue with a monthly session with Laura and look forward to the wisdom she continues to bring to my life. I can highly recommend Dr Comrie for anyone who is suffering from anxiety and depression.

Wendy, 53

I cancelled my first appointment with Dr Comrie because I didn’t think my problem was bad enough to need a psychiatrist. A few months later, I made another appointment. I considered cancelling again. Going to that appointment is one of the best decisions I have ever made. My only regret is that I hadn’t made it 10 years earlier.


Dr Comrie is one amazing, awesome, accommodating, high-spirited doctor. She is so very humane. I love her all around the world and I wouldn’t trade her for the world.


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