Reply To: ADHD or Childhood Anxiety?

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Savannah183
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Hey Kendall, thanks for the reply.

You’re right, I do really need to go to the doctor but I’ve been putting it off for months now. I know it has to be done at some point but every time I go to book an appointment I end up thinking, “What if the doctor just thinks I’m a hypochondriac?” and so I don’t do it. To be honest, I’m kind of hoping that it is anxiety because doctors do seem to take that a bit more seriously, from what I’ve heard off other people.

If you don’t mind answering a few more questions, do you have any tips on how best to approach a doctor about this? Should I see an older doctor who has been practicing for a lot longer, and so has more experience, or a younger doctor who might have more up-to-date information on mental health?

Thanks very much,
Savannah