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Patte Rosebank
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My mom has the same argument against seeking diagnosis and treatment of anxiety, ADHD, depression, etc. For years, she’s said, “I’m taking so many medications already, for high blood pressure, cholesterol… I don’t want to take anything else.”

My answer was always, “If you found out you had diabetes, would you refuse to take medicine for that, because you’re already taking enough medications for other things?”

A few years ago, she was diagnosed with type-2 diabetes, and has been taking Metformin ever since, without argument. But she still insists she doesn’t want to consider any medications for mental conditions.

At least she’s finally said that she thinks she has ADHD. Now, if only we can get her to get a formal diagnosis and seek treatment.