View Full Version : Adult ADD diagnosing and treatment in China. Is it possible?


Leftish
08-06-12, 06:27 PM
I'm russian, live and study in China. Both countries are not developed, societies are still immature, so doctors don't admit adult ADD as a desease (as childish desease only, but mostly reluctantly).

Is there any chance to find a specialist or clinic who admit adult ADD and can give reccomendations and prescribe medication in China? Maybe western-educated doctors or more progressive specialist.

I'm sure there are foreigners with ADD, living in China. How do You resolve this problem? Any reccomendations?

Senzafine
08-07-12, 11:46 PM
Hello!
I'm not too familiar with the laws and regulations regarding either, so please excuse me if I'm wrong in any way..
I believe most stimulant drugs are highly restricted, if not prohibited, widely in certain Asian countries...Adderall, I know, for a fact - although I am not aware of the availability or legal status in China specifically....
(I know that probably wasn't helpful at all,so I apologize - I just thought I'd add it in there lol)

I would assume that, since ADHD Isn't widely acknowledged (as you've said), the same might ring true for your area - I'll do a little research and come back to this if I can find anything helpful. I did find this, though -
http://www.shanghaiexpat.com/phpbbforum/adderall-t47130.html

The Poster seems to be in a similar predicament to yours, so perhaps it might be useful...

Anyway, I wish you the absolute best of luck in your search and with treatment - don't be discouraged if it takes a while to find the proper resources...I'm only speaking of my prescribed med and what little I know about the topic, so don't mind me. Good luck!

-Senzafine