Finding a doctor who believes ADD

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    • #125289
      Coyotebleu
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      My PCP referred me to a Neurologist. Within the first 30 seconds of entering the room,
      he declared that ADD does not exist in adults. I have done my own due diligence,
      was tested high positive for it almost 20 yrs ago by a shrink. I’ve never been
      treated, and looking back, I can see how it adversely affected my life. With all
      the available information, and studies now being conducted, how can this doctor
      be a neuro specialist!? He spent all of 5 min with me after the intern came in first.

    • #131888
      Jesudota
      Participant

      It exists so he’s wrong

    • #131929
      Penny Williams
      Keymaster

      Definitely time for a new doctor!

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

    • #132192
      NightRideHome
      Participant

      Oh my lord! That’s so frustrating I just gone done talking with a new psychiatrist today hoping to go the route of addressing ADHD as the potential MAIN issue in my life versus depression/anxiety with some concentration and motivation issues on the side. He straight up told me that if I had “true ADHD” I would not be able to focus on anything at all. This was in response to me saying that if it’s super specific, I can engage quite obsessively in a topic I like. I mentioned hyperfocus and he said it’s not a thing… What?

      I don’t understand how these people are paid so much to dismiss others after such a cursory intake.

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