Reply To: My ADHD and OCD doubtfull?

Penny Williams

Stimulant medications can increase anxiety and OCD, so that may be why your doctor doesn’t want to prescribe a stimulant. And some symptoms of OCD can look like ADHD.

OCD and ADHD: The Polar Opposites That Are Not

Many ADHD experts find it best to get anxiety under control first, then treat the ADHD.

The bottom line though, is this: you need to be comfortable with your doctor and feel like they are valuing your input. So, it may very well be time for a 2nd opinion from a new doctor.

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