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Old 07-17-18, 04:06 PM
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Texas Medical Board License : should I disclose ADHD?

Hello, I am hoping for advice/experience on how to answer a few of these questions from the "Mental Health" section of the Texas Medical Board license application. I just finished a two year program to become a medical professional, I do have ADHD, and I take prescription medication to help. Searching the Internet led me to a bunch of horror stories and people asking about other conditions...I can't seem to find an answer for ADHD!



Question 9 : Within the past five (5) years, have you been diagnosed with or treated for any: psychotic disorder, delusional disorder, mood disorder, major depression, personality disorder, or any other mental condition which impaired or does impair your behavior, judgment, or ability to function in school or work?


Question 10 : Within the past five (5) years, have you had or do you currently have any physical or neurological condition, including any disease or condition generally regarded as chronic which impaired or does impair your behavior, judgment, or ability to function in school or work?


Question 11 : If you answered "Yes" to questions 9 or 10, are the limitations caused by your mental condition or substance abuse/dependency problem reduced or ameliorated because you receive ongoing treatment (with or without medication) or because you participate in a monitoring program?



I could honestly say I'm not impaired, but would that be because I receive treatment in the form of my ADHD medications? Probably not, but they have sure made things a lot easier!!! If I do not disclose, is this something they can likely find out about? I don't have any leave of absences since I began this particular course in school, I haven't received any additional accommodations through my school for it, and there have been no issues with professors or getting work done/grades. Surely they can't just obtain my medical records from my health care provider or insurance company....right?


TL;DR : I've been taking my Adderall while in school, and medical licensing board is quite nosey. Do they need to know, or is that just shooting myself in the foot? Are they even asking about this condition/treatment?
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Re: Texas Medical Board License : should I disclose ADHD?

I'm not a legal or medical expert, but it seems like they're just trying to verify that you're competent to practice. There are tons of medical professionals who have physical and/or psych conditions, and they are allowed to practice as long as they have their conditions under control.

Your situation would be similar to a diabetic who takes daily insulin shots.
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Re: Texas Medical Board License : should I disclose ADHD?

I'm curious about this as well, I am getting ready to start training for my CNA license within the next couple of weeks, with every intention of pursuing a bachelor's in nursing after. I'll be following this thread closely.
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Re: Texas Medical Board License : should I disclose ADHD?

I wrote a long post then hit the wrong button and lost it!



I wouldn't disclose since it's too risky. I am an RN and didn't disclose to the Board of Nursing or employers. I did tell the two different labs that my two different employers used to drug test prospective employees. I didn't want the urine test to show anything that I hadn't written down and showed prescription bottles for. I like to think that state medical/nursing boards and health care employers won't violate HIPAA. I hope I am right.
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