... n asked me if i thought i was that i said no same thing with depression i said no. he prescribed me Trileptal.. after some research i see its used for bi polar n maniac depression!!! misdiagnosis???
May be you could think about getting a second opinion if you are not satisfied with your diagnosis.
It is worth pointing out though that psychiatrists are experts in their field. There are many overlapping symptoms. For example a "manic" phase of bi-polar disorder could be mistaken as ADHD.
A psychiatrist's job is to make a diagnosis based on the information you give them. They have gone through extensive school and training to attain the knowledge required for psychiatry. You may very well be showing symptoms more towards bipolar disorder. I don't see why this is a misdiagnosis. It seems like you diagnosed yourself with ADHD before you even went in for the appointment, so you probably won't be satisfied until you eventually find a doctor who thinks you're showing symptoms of ADHD. For one, ADHD almost always presents itself at quite a young age, so the odds of you have ADHD all of a sudden at the age of 33 is highly unlikely. Even if you do have ADHD, a good doctor would never prescribe any stimulants on your first appointment, unless you have been prescribed them previously. Try the medication he prescribed with an open mind, it may very well help. If not, talk to your doctor about giving the non-stimulant ADHD medication "Strattera" a try.
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