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Old 02-09-18, 04:27 PM
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Re: Could it be ADHD after all?

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Originally Posted by Greyhound1 View Post
I’m not sure what the official numbers are for ADHD but let’s say 5%. 1 out of 20. Not really that unlikely. It’s not like getting hit by lightning or winning the Lottery.

Have any Dr’s or specialists ever evaluated you and said you didn’t have ADHD? If not then you should follow the numbers from specialists and your diagnoses. It’s 100%. You’re 2 for 2.

You mentioned medication helped in the past. You sound like you need some help right now. Why not?
The first psychiatrist I saw said I don't have ADHD (because I wasn't impaired enough: I wasn't unemployed, had a degree, had a long term relationship and had never had trouble with the law.) He said that all my issues are caused by depression. Then I saw a private psychiatrist who said that I fulfil all the criteria for adult ADHD but he wasn't sure because about my childhood (and also because hubby told him I'm super indecisive, which according to him adhders never are. He said they make decisions impulsively so can't he indecisive).

He recommended treating the Depression aggressively and then reassessing. So that didn't work. Anti depressants didn't help. Then I saw another psychiatrist on my GP's suggestion and was diagnosed with bipolar disorders II. The mood stabilizer didn't help either but I tried that and more anti depressants for another year or so.

Then I saw a psychiatrist who specialises in ADHD and he diagnosed me then finally with ADHD. We had a long talk and he said that my childhood experience wasn't that unusual and that's how girls with ADHD often present in childhood.

He recommended treatment but when I took his recommendation to my GP she refused to follow the plan he laid out (she doesn't believe in adult ADHD or in stimulants). So she referred me back to the NHS psychiatrist. Thankfully my usual psychiatrist wasn't available and I got to see a locum. He said he had lots of experience with ADHD and had diagnosed and treated it for years. So he assessed me again and he confirmed the ADHD diagnosis. So now because an experienced NHS psychiatrist had diagnosed me my usual psychiatrist had to follow his recommendation and treat me. Since then none of them hace questioned it anymore.

Sorry long story and you probably didn't want to know the details but yeah, it's complicated.
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