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Fraser_0762
02-07-17, 02:35 PM
So I finally got the checklist done at college and it indicates that I have "classic symptoms of adult ADD"...... (Who know?!! :faint:)

I thought i'd feel some kind of relief.... but nope, still tense. I supposed because it's not an official diagnosis. Just a checklist that my student support officer helped fill out and has her backing.

Next step is to wait for that appointment I have with the community health team (when I finally get an appointment :eyebrow:) and i'll show them the copy of the checklist I filled out.

Now it's just waiting and clinging on to my college course for dear life in the mean time! :(

dvdnvwls
02-07-17, 02:52 PM
I'm glad that your efforts are starting to get useful results.

Fuzzy12
02-07-17, 02:55 PM
An endorsement from somebody else can make a big difference!!!

Please ask your gp again to get referred to a psychiatrist. Tell them your student support officer asked you to see them about this.

Fraser_0762
02-07-17, 02:56 PM
Yeah.... I just hope it actually is "useful" and i'm not met with some ***hole who tells me ADHD doesn't exist and that I just need to try harder..... (I'm kind of expecting to hit that brickwall at some point)

Fraser_0762
02-07-17, 03:00 PM
An endorsement from somebody else can make a big difference!!!

Please ask your gp again to get referred to a psychiatrist. Tell them your student support officer asked you to see them about this.

According to this

https://www.rethink.org/diagnosis-treatment/treatment-and-support/cmhts

The "Community Mental Health Team" can include "psychiatrists, psychologists, community psychiatric nurses, social workers, and occupational therapists".

Problem is, I have no idea who i'm getting.... :scratch:

Fuzzy12
02-07-17, 04:08 PM
Yeah.... I just hope it actually is "useful" and i'm not met with some ***hole who tells me ADHD doesn't exist and that I just need to try harder..... (I'm kind of expecting to hit that brickwall at some point)

It's akways a possibility but if you do then try again.

dvdnvwls
02-07-17, 06:07 PM
Problem i (https://www.rethink.org/diagnosis-treatment/treatment-and-support/cmhts)s, I have no idea who i'm getting.... :scratch:
You don't have to know. You get someone, and they help or else they don't. If they don't help, maybe they can direct you to the right person. Or not. It can sometimes be ridiculous; just don't give up until you're in contact with the right people.

ToneTone
02-07-17, 08:47 PM
Echoing DVD here. If you don't like who you get assigned to, you request a new person. Happens all the time in all sorts of areas of life.

Tone

BellaVita
02-07-17, 10:02 PM
Good job Fraser! :)

kilted_scotsman
02-08-17, 10:10 AM
It's unlikely you'll get the "ADHD doesn't exist" line when there was a specialist NHS ADHD unit in Edinburgh until recently. If they try that line ask for a referral to the Edinburgh NHS ADHD psych guy I told you about..... this shows you know that they're talking b***sh*t.

Be aware that your mind likes to put blocks in the way of forward movement. This is something that ADHD meds can help a bit with... however in my experience therapy helps more than the meds..... best scenario is a combination of both.... so if you get offered therapy grab it with both hands...... but don't expect miracles from it.... the short term CBT types stuff the NHS offers is like a starter..... not the main course.... for that you'll need to go to one of the free/low cost services in your area. (Remembering that you may not get your ideal therapist in either of these situations)

Keep gnawing away at the ADD and increasing your awareness of your ADDery minds attempts to sabotage your efforts and you'll get places.