View Full Version : I cant find an expert in my area.


doc_holiday
06-03-08, 05:08 PM
where are the search engines that will help me find the best psych, and counseler? all of the ones ive been to are a state away even though it asked my zip code.

QueensU_girl
06-03-08, 06:28 PM
Have you been Diagnosed or tested, Doc?

doc_holiday
06-03-08, 06:41 PM
yea along time ago. but I dont have a doc who is an expert which is pretty much waht i require. I have had 3 different docs over the years with no increase in attention, infact it got worse when i got older. Do you have any info you could give as to how to find one without going up to every doc and asking?

kilted_scotsman
06-03-08, 08:17 PM
count yourself lucky.... there isn't an ADD expert in my COUNTRY

kilt

Grafter
06-03-08, 08:32 PM
Do you have any info you could give as to how to find one without going up to every doc and asking?

Actually, that is how I found mine.

Started in the phone book and web. Called the numbers, and actually asked "What do you know about ADD?" "Do you treat adults with ADD?"

and if they weren't experts I asked

"Who would you recommend?"

doc_holiday
06-05-08, 07:44 PM
I call all around in my town and ask for one but they say they are all the same and have no specialists in that area. I know I am going to a well reputable doctor but he just doesnt seem to work for me and I would be more confident with someone who specializes in that field. sorry for all the questions.

theta
06-05-08, 08:31 PM
This place seems near you ( Neenah) and they list "developmental disorders".

http://www.neurosciencegroup.com/services.html

I see two other neurologists in the Green Bay area to.

doc_holiday
06-05-08, 08:35 PM
neenah is to far as i have no car to drive myself. What would the neurologist do that the psych cant?

theta
06-05-08, 08:49 PM
neenah is to far as i have no car to drive myself. What would the neurologist do that the psych cant?

A neurologist is more likely to view your problems as mostly physical and seek the best way to correct them with mostly physical means. A psychiatrist tends to view problems as behavioral and physical. A psychiatrist is likely less able to deduce the physical mechanisms of your problems and hence less able to find the best physical treatments.

speedo
06-05-08, 08:58 PM
Here is a clinic specializing in adhd in adults and children.
It is in Milwaukee


Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin (Milwaukee)
Neuropsychology Clinic (http://www.froedtert.com/SpecialtyAreas/NeurosciencesCenter/ProgramsAndServices/Neuropsychology.htm)
Program Notes: Serves children, adolescents and adults.

doc_holiday
06-05-08, 10:24 PM
how expensive do these thigns tend to be? and id have to wait to get a car to travel to mil

At Heart
06-05-08, 10:40 PM
Hello Doc holiday,

Have you googled, and searched for yourself something along the lines of "neuropsychiatric clinic", or simply "psychiatric clinic", in your county? We of course would have no idea how expensive testing might be for you (do you have insurance?), because every place is different. As far as transportation goes, if Milwaukee is the closest place with a specialist, then you should be looking into transportation - after you have looked around a bit more in your home town to determine if there is indeed no specialist in the adult ADD field. One place to look and ask questions might be whatever local hospital you have (or nearest hospital) with an acute psychiatric ward/unit. Often social workers and psychologists there will know who in their community might specialize in the ADHD field.

Good luck in your search.

doc_holiday
06-05-08, 11:27 PM
I am currently doingso but alot of them are not very descriptive. What page did you find the miluwakee one on?

At Heart
06-05-08, 11:43 PM
Hey there -

Speedo typed a link to the page - here it is again:

http://www.froedtert.com/SpecialtyAreas/NeurosciencesCenter/ProgramsAndServices/Neuropsychology.htm

Like I said - finding your nearest hospital with a psych unit will probably be fairly helpful if they will let you talk with either the discharge planner/social worker/or psychologist. These are the people most likely to know the answer to your question. Since we are not in your geographical location - it makes it hard for us to offer help - unlike asking someone local for their help.

I wish you luck.

x Alanna x
06-06-08, 03:37 PM
My doctor has been sending letters to various hospitals trying to chase mine up.. all come back saying they do not deal with adhd.

i am fed up.. i told him there is one in preston and liverpool so he is sending a letter to them...

hopefully i shall get an appointment!! lol.

doc_holiday
06-06-08, 04:51 PM
your general practitioner?

theta
06-06-08, 05:00 PM
My doctor has been sending letters to various hospitals trying to chase mine up.. all come back saying they do not deal with adhd.

i am fed up.. i told him there is one in preston and liverpool so he is sending a letter to them...

hopefully i shall get an appointment!! lol.

Your situation in the UK is a little different in that you need a referral. In the US if you have the money you can essentially see any doctor. Though a lot of old doctors do not accept new patients.

doc_holiday
06-06-08, 10:08 PM
I am in the us. I have been making a list of all my symptoms but do not know how to tell my psych about it.

symptoms, in no perticular order:
ADD,Allergies, OCD, Depresion, Anxiety, Sleeping problems, minor walking 'gait problems. Slow reading and every once in awhile i say a word that looks like that word but isnt. (somewhat rare. problems in math. Torrets (not verbal just minor twitches.) poor memor especially short term. Hyperactive not to the point that I misbehave but i have to rock in my chair or move some part of my body. not good at driving (getting better i think this has to do with the ADD. procrastination when it comes to big things. Slow talking sometimes studdering and cant find words. Extreme fantasy dreaming. Terrible concentration (about 2 sec.) I also want to ask about a neurologist and extra methods that can get rid of these symptoms especially attention in addition to meds.

theta
06-06-08, 10:51 PM
OCD Repetitive behavior on the autism spectrum can
be like OCD. One study suggests nasal oxytocin can reduce repetitive behavior in those on the autism spectrum but for those with classic OCD oxytocin might make there repetitive behavior worse. (http://www.nature.com/npp/journal/v28/n1/full/1300021a.html)


minor walking 'gait problems.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Developmental_Dyspraxia


Slow reading and every once in awhile i say a word that looks like that word but isnt.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disgraphia


Hyperactive not to the point that I misbehave but i have to rock in my chair or move some part of my body.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stimming

I rock some when sitting.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f15JexiQt4U

Theres a famous video of Bill gates rocking when he is being question by some anti-trust investigators. Its in the above video to-wards the end. Some people suspect Bill gate is on the autism spectrum. His monotone voice is some what characteristic to.



not good at driving (getting better i think this has to do with the ADD.

Driving problems can be a result of inattention, impulsity , anxiety and motor skills problems. All of which you have more less suggested you have.

doc_holiday
06-07-08, 12:31 AM
thank you, by the way is it true the Albert Einstien had add?

theta
06-07-08, 01:57 AM
thank you, by the way is it true the Albert Einstien had add?

He had delayed speech development so some people think he had high functioning autism. ADHD is about 50%+ comorbid with autism spectrum though. So if he did infact have HFA he had a good chance at also having ADHD.

" say a word that looks like that word but isn't" thats not covered by dysgraphia. I thought it covered reading and writing. Not sure what the equivalent term for reading only problem is.

doc_holiday
06-07-08, 03:23 AM
i ment reading

Imnapl
06-07-08, 08:49 AM
i ment readingDo you mean dyslexia?

speedo
06-07-08, 10:45 AM
I found the Milwaukee site on the CHADD web site.
http://www.chadd.org

ME :D

I am currently doingso but alot of them are not very descriptive. What page did you find the miluwakee one on?

speedo
06-07-08, 11:01 AM
Here is a site with a list of ADHD related clinics in all of the USA

http://www.help4adhd.org/treatment/prof/centers

doc_holiday
06-07-08, 12:30 PM
Do you mean dyslexia?
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I dont know if i have that

doc_holiday
06-07-08, 03:52 PM
however I wouldnt be supprised i do have problems reading but they are not extreme so I dont know

regul8r
08-11-09, 08:46 PM
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