September 6, 2012 7:54 AM Subscribe
I need to see a psychologist/psychiatrist to be screened for ADD and perhaps some other stuff as I've been having issues functioning. I'd been diagnosed with ADHD as a teen. I do not have insurance and work only a part time job. Help?
posted by camylanded to health & fitness (13 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I've been thinking about this for the past 6 months or so, I just haven't had the money to do it. I'm having issues that are interfering with both my school-work and work. I'm sick of feeling this way. As a teen, I absolutely hated medication and refused taking it, but I feel like my problems are finally getting in the way of living life and I want to do something about it.
I'm just afraid this kind of help is going to end up being really...really...expensive. I do everything I can to help myself, but it's no longer enough. I am bored all of the time unless I'm doing 5 things at once. I positive self-talk myself at work but I can't focus for more than a few minutes at a time because I find it really boring. I get scolded (at work) all the time because of this. Unless I find homework super interesting, I never get it done until the last second-- which is really messing up my grades. All of this is messing up my relationship and we've been fighting all the time.
What should I be looking for? I assume from what I've researched already that psychiatrists are super expensive. I do not want to waste my time with 'alternative' medicine type professionals that believe that medication doesn't help. I've been to several therapists like that in the past and they've ran their course.
How can I get the help I need both as cheap (as cheap as having no health insurance goes) and efficiently as possible? Am I going to have to see a professional multiple times? If you've been in this kind of situation, how much did it end up costing?
I live in Indiana and I am 26, if it makes a difference.