It's my party, and I'll maul if I want to.
March 4, 2014 12:18 AM Subscribe
This is piggybacking on this question here: It's my party, and I'll cry if I want to.
I've given it a lot of thought, and I really think I need a new doctor for my ADHD. Or, at least one who I can get a second opinion with.
Because, while the Ritalin induced freakouts are less often and less severe, and take more to trigger them, they're still there, and I still consider them disabling.
So, I need recommendations for Psychiatrists who treat Adult ADHD, with co-morbid Depression and Anxiety. All three have been professionally diagnosed by my current Psychiatrist. My current Psych is great, bit he's a jack of all trades, and may not know all the subtleties of the meds out there for ADHD. And I have a feeling that I'm hitting the wall of my current doctor's knowledge.
Location: Seattle, and I'd like to stay in Seattle, please. I'm on the bus system, so transportation is hard. For medical insurance, I have CIGNA. I have no preference as to age or gender. I do want to be treated with allopathic/Western medications; I've tried alternative methods for treating my ADHD, and they don't work for me.
posted by spinifex23 to Health & Fitness (5 answers total)
And, in the meantime, I have to decide if school is even feasible for next Quarter, if this is still being an issue. It starts on April 5th, so it's coming up quickly. And while my current classes are going fine, they're not without stress, and as I go up the math/CS class ladder, so does the difficulty - and if Trig is generating freakouts, Calculus or Computer Science II is just going to be a complete nightmare.
A doc who can help me figure out all of that as well would be great.