My pc will not give me any meds so what kind of dr do i see for my adhd? i was on adderral about 10 years ago but that dr has since passed away my pc does not want to know anything about this problem. I don't know whom to see about my adhd please help
Ditto!-(to the above 2 replies) I take Adderal for ADHD and my Psychiatrist had given me a prescription for this med. I take 20mg, 2x day and it does help tremendously as far as focusing goes. I thought that I would have some energy being it is a stimulant but as I'm told, being I have ADHD, the medication works to control the behavior and to allow me to be able to focus, pay more attention, and basically think before my impulsive thoughts and behavior! I was told if I did not have the ADHD, and I was taking it just because of the stimulant effects, that I would indeed have not only energy, but "bouncing off the walls", as well!-(Unfortunately, I don't reap the energy and motivational effects that one would think you'd gain from a stimulant--- Lucky me! Ha!). Anyway, yes, do see a Pscyh and I hope the Adderal or whatever your Dr. sees appropriate in prescribing you, helps to combat your ADHD symptoms. Best of luck to you~
In order to receive medication, first see a psychiatrist. You will most likely need to go back a number of times to check on how it is working and to establish the optimum dosage for you. However, once your dose is set and working properly, you may switch to having your regular pc continue to prescribe it for you, with visits to the psychicatrist only when there appears to be a problem or if necessary for ocassional follow-up med checks.
However, for non-medication management of ADHD, you may also want to visit a counselor specializing in working with adults with ADHD, work with an ADHD coach, and/or participate in a support group for people with ADHD.
Find another doctor who is known for helping people with this disorder. Not all psychiatrists are knowledgeable about these meds. Some primary care physicians know more. Also, when my daughter's doc left the area, her replacement would not prescribe the needed medication for ADHD. He believed she'd "grow out of it".
She never would have made it to her third year of law school (let alone gotten into a difficult undergrad school where she tripled majored and gotten a great scholarship to the law school that was her first choice) were it not for the help of ADHD meds to help her focus and concentrate. We called other primary care offices in our area and asked about their philosophy on prescribing meds for ADHD in older children and young adults.
At the age of 55 I was diagnosed with ADHD and the meds have helped tremendously. I have a psychiatrist who was treating me for depression, etc. but when my husband who is a former special education teacher and administrator said he thought I had ADHD, my psychiatrist tried me on Strattera which helped tremendously. I am now on Adderall which seems to help me even more.
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