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A 27-year-old male asked:

i suffer from adhd and i'm on the verge of losing my job and getting kicked out of college i have no insurance and i need help please?

2 doctor answers11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Patricia Foster
Psychiatry 44 years experience
Low fee clinics: Go online to your state's department of mental health services. Look for behavioral health programs and services near you. You should go to the nearest state run/sponsored out-patient clinic for treatment which is low cost. Also ask to meet with a social worker for help getting health insurance. Family Centers, privately run, offer similar health services at low cost and are country wide.
Dr. John O'Malley
Child Psychiatry 54 years experience
Check Resources: Your college may have mental health services that can get you psychologically tested (including attention tests) and seen by a physician who can prescribe stimulants if warranted. Mental health clinics can provide the same at a sliding rate relative to the fees. Of course this is not going to be swiftly in order to save you job and school. You may wish to talk directly and tell them your plan.

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