View Full Version : how far off to go see a psychiratrist.

04-18-11, 11:08 PM
My old psychiatrist is moving soon so I'm looking for a new one. I live in a small town the nearest decently sized city( pop. 170,000) is about an hour away.In this town I found no one that specializes in ADHD just general psychiatrists. I had both my old psychiatrist and general practitioner suggest going to a larger city as most of the mental health services around here are state run due to the shortage of metal health professionals in the area. Their offices tend to be backed up and rushed. The next largest city away (pop 300,000) is Lexington Ky here I found some psychiatrists that focus and specialize in ADHD. However it is a 2 1/2 hour drive. I have two questions is 2 1/2 hour drive too ridiculous for ADHD? and I am 18 the only think i seem to find is child psychiatrists specializing in ADHD and adult psychiatrists specializing in Adult ADHD which would be best? I am in college in that helps.