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ADD ADULT NEW HERE need support

The comical part right now is I am currently doing this when I took my medication to work on my law school applications. I am a 51 year old woman changing careers. But I do desperately need an ADD form because I it affects my life at every turn. I was actually formally dx in about 2008 but a lot went bad in my life TBD and I have not been treated since then. Now my medical doctor was hesitate (understandably so, he's a great doc) but he prescribed 10 mg prn for studying (with a statement like but I am pretty certain a specialist would prescribe you 20mg) yea so I need 20 to study. I am glad there is some form here. But look I'm still procrastinating. I really need a specialist. Not sure my shrink is up for the task. Question and it is because I'm poor and on SSD Medicare from lupus. Does anyone know if neurologist still evaluate and treat ADD? because every psychiatrist specialist worth anything near me does not accept insurance.

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Find a Psychologist that specializes in ADULT ADHD. Google Pyschologists in your local area. Best of luck in your search.


A psychologist can diagnose and provided various aspects of treatment but not determine the appropriate pharmaceutical piece of treatment. Hey, but its about time my profession gets some credit. Lol


I go to a neurologist and he has me on the right meds and is amazing! I'd suggest going to your GP, get a referral to a good neuro and they will have you on the right medication in no time


10 mg is not going to cut it for most of us. I started on 30mg (bc I had been on it before) about 4 mos ago and now I'm on 40mg. Some people take as much as 70mg a day . That little bump from 30 to 40 was just enough to make it last my entire work day and no be too exhausted from thinking at work to buy groceries, make dinner, etc. Find a specialist. It's worth the financial sacrifice. Just decide it's what you need and find a way to get them to work with you. Here in my city there is a clinic that does things on a sliding scale basis - maybe in your town? Otherwise, you will be spinning your wheels, not really gaining any ground. And that costs more than money. (But I DO get it about the money...)


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