Reply To: Family DR wouldn't diagnose

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Penny Williams
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It’s tougher to get an adult diagnosis because ADHD was thought to be a childhood condition that was outgrown in adulthood for a very long time. It really stuck and a lot of clinicians still believe that unfortunately.

And ADHD can look very different in women and girls:

ADHD Looks Different in Women. Here’s How — and Why.

Your best bet is to find a new clinician, maybe even seek a new evaluation to make the diagnosis official so you can be taken more seriously.

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