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Re: diagnosis unclear

Re: diagnosis unclear2012-03-16T04:24:42+00:00

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The advice I wouldd add is to make sure that wherever you are assessed they are being thorough . Somehow it seems odd to me that a psychiatrist would so quickly make a judgement as you describe it. As redsquirrel says, finding someone with experience is important .My assessment took about 8 hours spread over several days. The same with my kids. All of our experiences seemed very intensive and the clinician was careful not to jump to a final conclusion before gathering all of the information . In terms of medication I was lucky to have a doctor that is interested in treating adults with ADD . Finding a med that worked was a real trial and error process which, from what I’ve read here and in books, is typical.

Hang in there, patience is definitely a virtue to develop to get through this process!