Is adhdonline.com legit?

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    • #193950
      Phantom Librarian
      Participant

      I found it when I was looking for adhd specialists. I can’t really tell if it’s legitimate or a scam targeting people who are concerned about their mental health. Has anyone used it/ heard of it before?

    • #194176
      Penny Williams
      Keymaster

      My understanding is that it’s legitimate. You need to satisfy that question for yourself though — does it feel legit to you in the end? Taking a look at the people associated with it can help.

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

    • #195977
      onaverylongpath
      Participant

      Bump on this. After my very expensive evaluation failed (I got told it was just bipolar) I saw their site too, but it also feels scammy or like “ADHD urgent care” and no one else would take their opinion seriously.

      For Penny Williams, what makes you say “it’s legitimate”? Have you heard patient testimonials? Some kind of industry news? Just a feeling?

    • #195994
      Dr. Eric
      Participant

      I tried to take a look, but I cannot see anything of value without actually signing up and taking the assessment.
      If someone had a report for me to review, I could make an educated opinion. (My first concern would see if they use industry-accepted assessments, or if they have a “proprietary” (AKA not peer-reviewed or approved) system.)

      The fact that they are licensed and can bill insurance does lend some credibility. However, having the license does not mean quality.

      For example, just this week, I saw an MD diagnose a child with Autism and ADHD using only 2 parental rating scales and a conversation with a parent (one scale is no longer in publication and neither scale addresses ADHD). Even more frustrating is that this MD (general pediatrician) works in a practice with a pretty impressive behavioral specialty clinic that would do a great job.

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