Manny, I know you’re looking for an expert’s response, and I’m not that (yet) but I will say a resounding YES. I began talk therapy with a clinical psychologist who recognized untreated ADD and sent me to a psychiatrist. Hitting upon the right combination of antidepressant and stimulant has been a GODSEND. I am 10 classes from my Bachelors, 28 from dual MBA/MSSF, my marriage is finally strong and stable, I am a better, more effective parent, I’ve held a job at the same place for a year and a half (unheard of before treatment) with decent wage and benefits…YOU ARE NOT DOOMED TO FAIL. You just need the right scaffolding to help you decide where you want to go and give you thetools to get there.