Reply To: Was I technically diagnosed?

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emmanimal
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if the reason youre asking is because you want to seek treatment that would require a diagnosis (like meds for example), I would have the records from that therapist sent to a provider who can/will prescribe (or do whatever treatment youre interested in) and do an intake with them. You can call around to different places and share your experience and what youre looking for. The protocol/cost of diagnosis varies SO SO SO wildly so….basically, whatever you are looking to do you can do. But we can’t tell you what that therapist did or didn’t mark as a diagnosis. Technically therapists CAN diagnose (they have to for insurance purposes) but in my experience a lot of them are not comfortable with (with good reason) diagnosing ADHD compared to diagnosing depression/anxiety and its the prescribers on the hook for controlled substances so theyre the ones that need to believe the diagnosis fits.