... past 8yrs I feel as though my Psych doctor has misdiagnosed me.He diagnosed me with generalized anxiety,OCD,and Bi-polar, and depression.These symptoms have officially affected my family,school,and work.My kids have noticed that i am getting worse now.My issue is more towards the ADHD(neuro)side of things.I am convinced with all the readings about ADHD in so many areas i fit almost all of the symptoms vs my other diagnosis.I bought it to his attention and he let me try Adderall 10mg and I must say i feel different(better) i can see a slight change in the areas of my the life that i was worrying about.I am in the process of seeing a Neuro doctor for futher testing.Do you think with a stronger dosage,evaluations,and stop taking all the other meds that have not been working for some time can narrow down my diagnosis? I think I am taking those other meds for no reason.HELP!!!
I would concentrate on treating the symptoms and not worry so much about the diagnoses. I have had many diagnoses over the years and some I agree with, some I do not, but the bottom line is a needed treatment for depression and mood swings. So that is what I am getting treatment for regardless of my DSM (diagnosis) category.
Keep a journal of your feelings and behaviors. Then use this to discuss with the doctor your symptoms and seek a treatment for them. If that includes just symptoms of ADHD then just treat that, but if it includes symptoms of depression and mania as well as anxiety, then you may need more than the Adderall.
Good luck and keep us posted,
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