Re: Manic to ADD????
Hi- just a note to agree with both of you! Not to be making excuses for pdocs or even clients, but it's not hard for me to understand why there's 'mis'diagnosis or 'falling through the cracks': 1 is that there are several fairly closely related 'disorders' in this area; 2 is that it therefore takes good insight into patient behavior and underlying psycho/physiology, which it is hard for both patient and doc to really do justice to ($$, time, mental difficulty going thru screenings, etc.); 3 is that often patients are NOT precise or very articulate about what's going on with them; 4 is that often patients don't tell all there is that should be known (embarrassment; hiding, denial, etc.); 5 is that once on meds, they need to run a course for a while before they might need to be adjusted--I mean, you have to see what happens, you know?, AND you're not likely seeing the pdoc more for further insight about disorder, so you probably won't be re-diagnosed even if you need it. And there are more. I'm sure you and others have experienced one or more of these, some people all of them (including me and more than once, unfortunately). Not to mention frustration and just not pursuing followup or not taking meds or taking them the way they're prescribed. I won't go on, but just say, hang in there, and it seems like the silver-lining, so to speak, is that you've found some kind of 'right spot' at this point, so hurrah!