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    I display all the symptoms and had it when I was a child, problem is a bit nervous to approach my doctor about it....

    Anyone else have this and how did they approach a doctor.
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    I display all the symptoms and had it when I was a child, problem is a bit nervous to approach my doctor about it....

    Anyone else have this and how did they approach a doctor.
    Not sure about ADHD, but my experience with mental health disorders:

    I remember the first time I plucked up the courage to finally see a doctor. Was absolutely panicking and shaking when I talked about my symptoms and how it affected day-to-day life (that's what she wanted to know) and whatever I could remember from my past and where I first noticed it e.g. in high school. I was surprised at how calm she was about it and seemed to be very understanding, asked more questions so I just kept talking (and in the end felt less anxious after I told everything). I was given a questionnaire to fill out right there and then which had some questions on a rating system and then afterwards she talked about treatment options, what to expect and monthly appointments.

    The medication was crap and I ended up switching and trying various ones (and switching doctors, eventually no longer seeing any female doctors at all - in my experience the male doctors are more quick to prescribe the non-conventional drugs instead of constant SSRIs which never did work for me even after long-term use), but the service itself and the whole experience was well worth it because it means you've finally done it and feel like things will be different now.

    Btw one of my friends had ADHD (or ADD) and he went through some sort of interview and activity process in order to get diagnosed and then got prescribed methylphenidate to help keep focused with work. Unfortunately the long-term effects weren't very positive and ended up switching to something else.
 
 
 
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