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Old 06-24-12, 09:17 AM
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Re: Just moved, waiting to see new doc....predicament!!

The best documentation I can think of would be records from your previous doc. Most doctors will feel more comfortable prescribing stimulants if theyve seen another doctor has done it before.


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Originally Posted by ariwara View Post
This thread (and the ideas below) bring up a larger issue. What is the "right" documentation to show that you or I have been diagnosed with ADD/ADHD and are "qualified" to receive medication?

I travel a lot (internship in a different city every summer), and I'm constantly faced with being re-screened for ADD by psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, etc. I wish there were some sort of "ADD/ADHD registry" that would issue me a card that would certify me to receive my meds from any general practitioner.

On a similar note, how successful have people been in obtaining their meds from a random GP? I've just relocated again, I have about 1.5 weeks worth left of my medication, and I'm starting to get scared...I'm having trouble getting an appointment with a psychologist (in the SF Bay Area) in that timeframe.

Sorry to bring an old thread back to life--this thread just seems to have a lot of relevant stuff for the questions that I'm asking.
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