Reply To: Diagnosed in 20 minutes as not ADHD


I’m sorry, that NP is an idiot and should be reported.

Stimulant medication does not speed up racing thoughts in a ADHD brain. It creates clarity, focus, and control of attention. I don’t know what it does to a non=ADHD brain.

I can’t imagine any licensed medical practitioner diagnosing an incredibly complex disorder like bipolar, with no previous history, in a 20-minute meeting.

That’s horrible. You definitely need a second opinion, and I would seriously consider lodging a complaint with the practice and with whatever licensing board governs her. That’s ridiculous.

Even if you had bipolar instead of or alongside ADHD, 20 minutes? That’s …just… no freaking way. Totally irresponsible.