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Hi Cynthia,

My advice would be to get a new psychologist. It doesn’t seem that there is enough trust in your relationship for the process to work.

I’ve had a very similar experience. I found myself referred to a neurologist, who latched on to the fact that I’m taking Prozac for maintenance, and declared that my depression is not well controlled. He also implied that because I’m a PhD student and scientist I can’t have ADHD. “People with ADHD go crazy doing that kind of work”, he said. It was only afterwards that I thought to answer, “But trying to do this work is driving me crazy.”

In the end I found my GP more helpful in willingness to prescribe medication.