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Penny Williams
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I am FLOORED that a therapist told you to take a Schedule II prescription medication not prescribed to you. That’s reckless at best, and certainly dangerous and quite illegal. And that medication might not be the right one for you — so it could look like it didn’t work and conclude that you don’t have ADHD when you actually might. You DEFINITELY need to find a new therapist ASAP.

Follow your gut regarding diagnosis. Find a new clinician. Keep at it until you get answers you’re confident in (where that’s a yes or a no to ADHD).

Penny
ADDitude Community Moderator, Parenting ADHD Trainer & Author, Mom to teen w/ ADHD, LDs, and autism