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Penny Williams

It absolutely can get better.

Here’s what to expect of evaluation and diagnosis:

Your Complete ADHD / ADD Diagnosis Guide

The timing can vary widely, depending on the clinician — some will diagnose in one visit, some are much more thorough and might spend several appointments over 2-3 months evaluating you.

Finding the right ADHD medication and dosage is different for everyone too. A few people do well on the first medication prescribed. For some, it’s trial and error for months, up to a year or two (those are the tough cases).

A Patient’s Primer on the Stimulant Medications Used to Treat ADHD

It’s wise to follow your doctor’s advice until you learn otherwise from your evaluation.

ADDconnect Moderator, Author on Parenting ADHD, Mom to teen boy with ADHD, LDs, and autism