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Old 01-25-2012, 07:20 AM   #1
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Psychiatrist Advice

Hi everyone,

I am 30 and have been diagnosed with ADD a long time ago but when I was 15 my mother made me stop taking the medication. I have suffered with this ever since but sort of forgot that I might have ADD. Two weeks ago I finally had enough and went to a therapist and he said I most likely have it and wants me to go see a psychiatrist next Wednesday. I am wondering what sort of questions / concerns I should bring up in case I have more than just ADD. I'm just very frustrated with always being indecisive and quitting things before I even start and also forgetting to do extremely important things on a daily basis.

Thanks for any advice,

Brian

 
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Re: Psychiatrist Advice

It sounds like talking to a psychiatrist is a good idea.

Make a list of your 3-5 biggest concerns, work or otherwise. Discuss possible medications, also ask about skills training and other non-drug treatments.

 
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Write up the list and take it with you, so you're not caught trying to remember what you'd wanted to discuss at the time. Many times I've been caught flat-footed in the psychiatrist's office by questions about specific issues, even though I was clear on what I wanted to say beforehand.

 
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Re: Psychiatrist Advice

I had to go to my psychiatrist-I went already for my Bipolar. He sent me to a psychologist for a couple hours of testing. In like 3 weeks I got the results-went back to my psych doc and was given Adderall after my insurance rejected Concerta. I don't recall anything beyond my psychiatrist asking a battery of questions about my focusing, comprehension, and irritability at work-then he set up the appt for testing and here I am now.

 
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