Posted by alicia
on November 16, 1999 at 00:20:03:
In Reply to: Re: Getting tested posted by jill on November 04, 1999 at 19:47:57:
All three times that I have been diagnosed with ADD what I had to do was find a mental health
professional that works with adults with ADD, though it is true that I have heard of some people going through their regular medical doctors. Anyway, always ask that first because there are doctors or
whatever out there who do not believe in ADD and will therefore have a strange attitude towards
you. One thing you need to be aware of also is that if you think you might want to try medications
you might want to ask the person if they are licenced to perscribe ADD specific medications, too.
The reason why I say this is that in my own experience, what happens if you don't you end up paying for and
doing the diagnosis step twice in quick sucession. So what is the test? Well, it is really just a
questionaire about your life that is focused on the areas in which ADD might show up in, as well
as in your overall emotional health covering from childhood on. I keep hearing about a brain scan
that is supposed to show definatively if you have an ADD brain or not, but I think this thing is for
research only and probabily will by for a while.
Anyway... Good Luck.