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Re: Anxious about first appt with psychiatrist

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Hearing it from the doctor works better for some skeptics.

My son-in-law accepted the autism diagnosis for his youngest daughter,
but he never accepted the adhd diagnosis for his oldest daughter.
Even after attending several therapy sessions.
Ironically he probably had adhd himself.
There was a kid at a school we did some work for whose parents were willing to accept the diagnosis of cerebral palsy but not autism. And we're determined that whatever job she got had to be "in an office" because that was their idea of success.

Hopefully if I do get a diagnosis my husband accepts it. I'm going to try recommended treatment regardless.
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Re: Anxious about first appt with psychiatrist

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There was a kid at a school we did some work for whose parents were willing to accept the diagnosis of cerebral palsy but not autism. And we're determined that whatever job she got had to be "in an office" because that was their idea of success.

Hopefully if I do get a diagnosis my husband accepts it. I'm going to try recommended treatment regardless.
I really really think you should have an gut-level honest and frank discussion with him before you see the doctor. He needs to know whats going on and you need to be able to trust him and lean on him. He needs to get educated about adhd.(try Russel Barkley videos on youtube) He needs to accept your issues and pain/depression/ struggles. I see no point in waiting. If anything, they might ask you to complete a conner's scale survey ( https://www.healthline.com/health/adhd/conners-scale)and someone in your life that sees you on a daily basis is usually asked to do one too. He should have the opportunity to play a role in this.
TBH I am irritated for you because nothing sucks more than having a loved one in denial.
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I really really think you should have an gut-level honest and frank discussion with him before you see the doctor. He needs to know whats going on and you need to be able to trust him and lean on him. He needs to get educated about adhd.(try Russel Barkley videos on youtube) He needs to accept your issues and pain/depression/ struggles. I see no point in waiting. If anything, they might ask you to complete a conner's scale survey ( https://www.healthline.com/health/adhd/conners-scale)and someone in your life that sees you on a daily basis is usually asked to do one too. He should have the opportunity to play a role in this.
TBH I am irritated for you because nothing sucks more than having a loved one in denial.
I tried but I felt a tad dismissed. He is very loving and normally supportive. I tried to explain some of the issues I have had and I think to him they just sounded like qualities/problems lots of people have. His reaction made me reluctant to tell him more. I mentioned in a conversation a few days ago that I still count on my fingers often even for fairly simple calculations (for others) and I hide them under the table etc so people can't see me do it. He did seembsurprised by that. I feel like I have got to where I am in life with my career and studies either putting in excessive time to learn and complete things, and hiding things I struggle with best I can. And I'm tired of it now and want to see if this is the way things have to be.
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