ADHD evaluations in the LI/NYC area?
November 26, 2012 6:15 AM Subscribe
Does anyone have any recommendations for ADHD evaluations in the Long Island/NYC area?
posted by anonymous to health & fitness (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
After noticing long-standing recurring patterns of negative behavior, doing research and reading books like Driven to Distraction and Women with Attention Deficit Disorder, it's becoming increasingly clear to me that I might very well have mild to moderate ADHD, inattentive type. My next step, obviously, is to find a place to do an evaluation and see what's going on. However, googling and checking places like CHADD's resources list hasn't turned up too much about places to get evaluated as an adult in the LI/NYC area and I don't want to just pick a place at random because I want to get this done right. I also don't have a primary care physician I could ask for a recommendation either.
I've thought about just going straight out to the NYC Hallowell Center (and if anyone here has had any experience using them, please let me know). However, I'm concerned that if I am diagnosed with ADHD *and* it's decided that I need to be medicated for it, any problems I have with medications (and hoo boy have I been reading some wonderful things about side effects) is going to be a huge problem to deal with since I'm about a hour away from the city by train on LI and can't just pop in there. However, if the best place is in the city, I'll go there.
For Long Island, I'm willing to go as far out east as Stony Brook. Nassau I'm willing to go out to the Queens/Nassau border, though not over it, because I don't like driving in Queens/Brooklyn and they're not as easily reachable by train as NYC. Again though, if the best place is somewhere out there, I'll find a way to get to it.
Thanks in advance!