A 35-year-old member asked:
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should i talk to my doctor? i think i have add.

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Dr. Robert Woods
30 years experience Psychiatry
Absolutely: You think you might have add. Perhaps you read about it on the internet or took a self-screening test. Maybe a coworker or family member suggested the idea. Or perhaps you know someone with add and can identify with them. What's the next step? Tell your doctor of your suspicions. Add is diagnosed through an evaluation by an individual who is licensed, qualified, and, familiar with add.
Answered on Dec 9, 2013
Dr. Susan Uhrich
36 years experience Psychiatry
Yes you should: Talk with your doctor. She will likely refer you to a psychologist or psychiatrist for testing.
Answered on May 7, 2016

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