Re: Do I see my primary care doctor or a psychiatrist for adult ADHD diagnosis?
I brought up adhd to my primary care, and she said she could not diagnose it...that it required "neuro-pysch" testing with a shrink. So she referred me. Although, the shrink has never done any type of testing...I've never even filled out a questionaire or anything! He said my symptoms certainly fit, and the simplest way to tell if it really was adhd was just to try meds and if they helped, then I had adhd. Not sure if I exactly agree with his attitute about that, but in my case it has worked out.
Also, for what it's worth, I thought I might have adhd for a long time, but I never had the hyperactivity part of it and so I never brought it up to any doctor. Now I wish I had done this a long time ago...I feel like a different person now. I am employed and loving it, my son and I get along so much better...just every part of my life is better now! Talk to your doctor, and good luck!