How long to get ADHD diagnosis?
August 16, 2013 6:48 AM Subscribe
I've never had insurance before and am getting it soon. I have seen counselors in the past and have been told that I might have some sort of ADHD and maybe depression. I do have trouble in school, especially in math and science classes. In order for the disability services at my school to provide me services, I need a licensed psychologist or psychiatrist to evaluate me. How long after I sign up for one of these will I start seeing him or her? How many sessions are there usually before they can evaluate me properly? I need to do this in a span of 4 months for spring semesters classes so I can receive accommodations. Is this asking too much? Will it be too quick?
posted by eq21 to health & fitness (17 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
At my old college, I received accommodations from my few sessions with the school Licensed Social Worker, but this college wants a Psychologist or Psychiatrist and to list the number of sessions, how long I have been seen, what is the extent of my problems and all of these other things. Is 4 months enough time for a psychologist to diagnose someone and write a letter explaining my situation to the university? More specifically, at my old college I was granted extended testing time and this is what I am hoping to request at my new college.