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Concerned about adult adhd. Should talk to docor?

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics
5 doctors agree

In brief: Absolutely

Adult adhd is an under diagnosed, under treated, misunderstood problem of significant concern.
Please discuss your symptoms with your doctor. If you feel that your doctor brushed you off, check out chadd.Org or the nimh. Adults with adhd have disorganization, impulsivity, procrastination, poor social skills, poor work performance, financial mismanagement and drug/alcohol problems.

In brief: Absolutely

Adult adhd is an under diagnosed, under treated, misunderstood problem of significant concern.
Please discuss your symptoms with your doctor. If you feel that your doctor brushed you off, check out chadd.Org or the nimh. Adults with adhd have disorganization, impulsivity, procrastination, poor social skills, poor work performance, financial mismanagement and drug/alcohol problems.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Dr. Donald Haupt
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: See primary

Your primary doctor is a good place to start.
Neuropsychological testing is expensive and not needed in the diagnosis of Adult ADHD which is made by history and clinical examination. Generally, for Adult ADHD it is best to see a psychiatrist or psychologist, who has experience in the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD. Many good books on the subject including my Complete Idiot's Guide to Adult ADHD

In brief: See primary

Your primary doctor is a good place to start.
Neuropsychological testing is expensive and not needed in the diagnosis of Adult ADHD which is made by history and clinical examination. Generally, for Adult ADHD it is best to see a psychiatrist or psychologist, who has experience in the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD. Many good books on the subject including my Complete Idiot's Guide to Adult ADHD
Dr. Donald Haupt
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Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Good idea

A mental health professional would be best.
ADHD was diagnosed in children for years but today we know that many adults deal w/this also. There are many behavioral interventions. Medication may have a role but please don't use that only. Peace and good health.

In brief: Good idea

A mental health professional would be best.
ADHD was diagnosed in children for years but today we know that many adults deal w/this also. There are many behavioral interventions. Medication may have a role but please don't use that only. Peace and good health.
Dr. Bernard Seif
Dr. Bernard Seif
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3 doctors agree

In brief: Treat it!

It could change your life if you talk to a doctor and properly treat add.
You will be able to do things you have never done before, like reading an article and actually taking it in, getting better grades, become more ambitious, improve your reputation among friends when you return phone calls on time....And, likely, you will have a much happier romantic partner.

In brief: Treat it!

It could change your life if you talk to a doctor and properly treat add.
You will be able to do things you have never done before, like reading an article and actually taking it in, getting better grades, become more ambitious, improve your reputation among friends when you return phone calls on time....And, likely, you will have a much happier romantic partner.
Dr. Christine Forest
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Dr. MANOHAR CHENCHUGALLA
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

If you noticed it then may be it is significant enough.
Depending on the effect of it on your daily activities and performance, for example if it is affecting your job or studies, you sure need help. There are meds for this with needed councelling.

In brief: Yes

If you noticed it then may be it is significant enough.
Depending on the effect of it on your daily activities and performance, for example if it is affecting your job or studies, you sure need help. There are meds for this with needed councelling.
Dr. MANOHAR CHENCHUGALLA
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Dr. William Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Start consultation

Start with youi primary care doctor. there are many things that can cause symptoms of ADHD in adults.
If nothing is noted, have neuropsychological testing done to understand the cause of your issues. Once you have this information, use it to determine what your next step should be, especially to a neurologist.

In brief: Start consultation

Start with youi primary care doctor. there are many things that can cause symptoms of ADHD in adults.
If nothing is noted, have neuropsychological testing done to understand the cause of your issues. Once you have this information, use it to determine what your next step should be, especially to a neurologist.
Dr. William Singer
Dr. William Singer
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Dr. Donald Haupt
Your primary doctor is a good place to start. Neuropsychological testing is expensive and not needed in the diagnosis of Adult ADHD which is made by history and clinical examination. Generally, for Adult ADHD it is best to see a psychiatrist or psychologist, who has experience in the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD. Many good books on the subject including my Complete Idiot's Guide to Adult ADHD
Dr. Edward Seegers
A difficult topic without 100% consensus in literature. ADHD that appears in adulthood, is suspicious and unlikely to convincingly carry that diagnosis. Only a small percentage of kids with ADHD continue symptoms in adulthood.In adults, psychiatric evaluation would be more enlightening than neurology. Amphetamines have marginal effect in KIDS only!
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