A 37-year-old member asked:
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my mom insists that i have to go to the doctor for my adhd! can i just leave it alone?

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Dr. Sophie Duriez
31 years experience Psychiatry
It depends: If adhd is an issue for you (and not just for your mom), you may be interested in learning more about it. Sometimes, to understand better an issue that one may have, already brings a huge relief. There are many different options other than taking medications to effectively manage adhd. Self-help books and online blogs may help a lot. Good luck!
Answered on Oct 4, 2016
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Dr. Ernest Bordini
31 years experience Clinical Psychology
Risk benefit: What you should or shouldnt do really requires a personal evaluation - adhd varies in severity and as such it can have varying risks of not treating it, and variable possible benefits. Some are quite significant. Adhd is often a disorder in which the person with the adhd may have less awareness of impact, or is less disturbed by the behavior than spouses, employers or friends. It is treatable.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016

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