Reply To: Psychiatrist keeps dismissing my ADHD as depression/anxiety.

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When one has been dealing with the same set of behaviors for 55 years with three people and a fourth if you count the father-in-law, it was an off the cuff misdiagnosis alright by someone who is still wet behind his ears. I’ve read the literature also. It’s just that so many in the social work business should start to realize that they are dealing with other people’s lives and are not there just as a place for others to come and vent. I worked for 8-1/2 years at a place where counselors were the staff. Higher standards are needed before degrees are handed out. I have much sympathy for the person who started this thread.

I’m not in the business so I’m asking, why would someone be paying $200 an hour to get stimulants?