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Posted by Mary on April 09, 2000 at 16:58:15:

In Reply to: I need help . . . posted by Jason Durham on April 09, 2000 at 10:46:43:

: My insurance states that i have to go my preferred physician (local family practicioner) first and be referred to a specialist. My whole life is a blur. I am 32 now and my life was out of control up until 2 weeks ago when my local dr. started me on dexedrine. Since then I have gone from foggy days to mostly cloudy with the sun breaking through once or twice. I see it working and I cant wait until sunshine days. My question is who is the more qualified to diagnose Adult ADD and depression? Neurologist (covered under medical plan) or medical psycologist (not covered). The drummer in my band was diagnosed by a neurologist who prescribed dexedrine for him also. I need help.

Check with your insurance to see if it covers testing for ADD at a clinic that administers this type of testing. Then ask your primary doctor to refer you to the testing clinic and start from there. Good Luck.

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