What is ADD diagnosis / testing like as an adult?
August 24, 2012 6:56 AM Subscribe
Did you go through diagnosis / testing for ADD as an adult? Please tell me about your experience.
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Background: certified public accountant out of grad school for 5 years, lost two jobs due to performance issues. Wife of 12 years has long suspected ADD issues, but general care doc said ADD isn't a thing, so I failed to peruse anything. I have a new job, but struggling. The self testing (of which I am very suspect) available leads me to believe I at least should seek evaluation.
I'm worried that I will be labeled as a drug seeker, although I don't have any history of drug use or abuse. My first appointment will be sometime mid September through the mental health unit of a nearby hospital, and any treatment will include ongoing therapy.
What was the diagnosis process like?
Did the diagnosis and treatment have a positive impact on your life?